POWER OF PRAISE
How to Find G-d in Our Suffering
What do you do when faced with a difficult predicament? Many people may just give up, surrender or retreat. Others may try fighting. And yet others would go into denial.
In this week’s Baal Shem Tov insight, the Baal Shem Tov, interpreting the opening verse of this week’s Torah portion, reveals for us a new and surprising approach – that can help us get through any challenge, even the most formidable.
Two Talmudic opinions differ on the order of prayer: Do we first praise G-d and then pray for our needs, or do we first pray and then say our praise? The Baal Shem Tov explains that both opinions are valid – they just reflect two different approaches to facing life’s difficulties.