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Our sages reveal that God's ultimate objective in creation is that the world be transformed into a home for Him, which means He desires a place of privacy and intimacy. How is this to be reconciled with the more universally expressed intent for creation—that God's Kingship be established on earth, when monarchy and intimacy are virtually opposite states?

Monarchy or Intimacy? - A Rosh Hashanah Primer

Cold Soup - Chassidic Thought

Cold Soup - Chassidic Thought

The Basics - Why Exile?

The Basics - Why Exile?

The first stage of the Jewish people's Exile was when the rabbis were sent away, but the "final straw" was when the children stopped studying. Guest Expert: Rabbi Manis Friedman. (From “Messages”—Season 4, Episode 12)

The first stage of the Jewish people's Exile was when the rabbis were sent away, but the "final straw" was when the children stopped studying. (From “Messages”—Season Episode

Why it is illogical to say that the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, and the subsequent exile, came about as a punishment for the Jewish people.

Why it is illogical to say that the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, and the subsequent exile, came about as a punishment for the Jewish people.

Are the darkest moments of our lives really God communicating with us on a higher level? The traditional prayer of mourning -- "Baruch Dayan Emet" -- holds the answer.

The Meaning of Pain and Suffering - Bonding with G-d Through Tragedy

Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski tackles the big questions of why G‑d allows suffering, and how to best handle the challenges of loss and grief.

Abraham J. Twerski tackles the big questions of why G‑d allows suffering, and how to best handle the challenges of loss and grief.

When things get really tough, when there are dark moments, our sense of justice asks: why is this happening, and why to me?

While Judaism values life to an extreme and we do whatever we can to preserve life, when death occurs we recognize that there is a divine plan.

The single greatest challenge to faith is when experiencing tragedy or loss. Can we make sense of the bad things that happen in our world, and how should we deal with these challenges? What is the Jewish approach when faced with grief and suffering? Must we defend God, challenge God, or simply accept?

Faith Amid Tragedy and Pain

אילו שאלה זו הייתה מקבלת תשובה, היינו מסוגלים לחיות בשלום עם סבלם של החפים מפשע, והרי זה דבר שאין להעלותו על הדעת

אילו שאלה זו הייתה מקבלת תשובה, היינו מסוגלים לחיות בשלום עם סבלם של החפים מפשע, והרי זה דבר שאין להעלותו על הדעת