Tuesday, August 16, 2011

When suffering


[Note: The following uses a non-literal read of Iyyov 22:25, a passage with which the classic commentators struggled.]

"One who brings the Name of Heaven into his suffering will receive double the support, as it is written (Iyyov 22:25), 'If Gd is with you in your troubles, then you will receive stronger silver.'"

[Rashi explains "bringing Gd's Name into one's suffering" as thanking Gd for our troubles as we do for our benefits, or as praying to Gd for aid in a time of trouble.]

(Talmud, Berachot 63a)

Have a great day,

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