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Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

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“We must translate pain into action, and tears into growth.”

Why is there so much suffering in the world? How do we deal with emotional, spiritual, and psychological pain? Why does G-d sometimes allow righteous people to suffer such extreme pain?

These questions pose a paradox. The very fact that we are naturally upset by suffering testifies to our belief in a fair and righteous power, whom we expect to rule the world justly. And yet, we see that pain and suffering cause many people to question the very existence of a G-d, or at least His effectiveness. How can we reconcile bad things happening to good people?

Join Rabbi Jacobson to discover how even in the deepest moments of despair, we must realize that our absolute faith is what gives us the capacity to understand and deal with our pain. With G-d at the helm, we can accept pain as part of the challenge of life; it motivates us to seek answers, to explore our relationships, and to grow from the experience.

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