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Return: Five Paths for Getting Closer to G-d - Lesson 5

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Are You Talking to Me?: Return: Five Paths for Getting Closer to G-d - Lesson 5

Intimacy with G-d reveals personal meaning in the ups and downs of life.
Are You Talking to Me
Hayom Yom: Tishrei 7
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Pain, Suffering & Tragedy, Divine Providence, Everything has a Purpose, Love of G-d, Teshuvah
Rabbi Shais Taub is Creative Director at Jewish.TV. He is the author of G-d of Our Understanding: Jewish Spirituality and Recovery from Addiction. He and his family make their home in Pittsburgh, PA.
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Anonymous Cottonwood July 26, 2015

I have been going through some terrible hard financial troubles, problems that have been my own doing because I refused to walk the path G-d chose for me. I finally came to the understanding that until I excepted G-d's plan for me I wasn't going to get anywhere. So for the last month and a half I have been praying for G-d's forgiveness and last night while I was praying he forgave me. Reply

Anonymous December 20, 2010

Are You Talking to Me? One day I was walking through the mall and I was listening to some older kids in a fight. They were telling each other they where going to kill one another. The kind of pure vulgar mess made me sick and I was getting upset.

Then I thought of the Baal Shem Tov and what he had to go through to overcome the activities of these kinds of vulgarity. We must bow but not brake, understanding what provoke us, helps us to understand how to identify this in our own bad habits. Reply

Kayo Tokyo, Japan December 18, 2010

Is there case of righteous indignation? Baruch HaShem

You say "lovingly accept suffering." But if terrorists kill your love one, should we accept it lovingly? If I do so, I feel like I am giving free pass to the murderer. Isn't it proper to be disturbed and feel indignation toward the murderer, No? Reply

Anonymous ashdod, israel September 6, 2010

closer path to g-d i made aliyah (immigrated) to ashdod, israel, with my husband in nov 09, and since then have been having difficulty in the marriage and eventually getting divorced, after only two years and got married my first time at 48, very disheartening. i'm a baal tehuvah (returnee to judaism) for 20 years, and you saved me and helped me by listening to your videos and lectures, g-d bless you and shana tova, to you and your family . i hope g-d assists and guides me in the right direction, i want to make my home in the land of israel, but it's a difficult challenge, i will continue to have faith and strength to go on, THANK YOU AGAIN. Reply

Kayo Tokyo, Japan August 31, 2010

For You are with me For years, I was walking a life I did not hope for. Suddenly my perspective changed 180 degrees. Thanks to the long and winding, ups and downs road, I received the precious gift I would never exchange with anything - meeting Rabbi and Rebbetzin Sudakevich family of Beis Chabad Japan. Reply

Richard Raff August 30, 2010

Are You Talking to Me? i remember when i got fired from my job, that was like G-d having mercy on me. i prayed that He would get out of that place,i needed to be exiled and fast. When i became aware of G-d's will i then became accountable of my actions from here on out. It felt like i was lost and confused walking through the desert for 39 some odd years. Now i don't question G-d's will, i accept what He puts on my platter of life weather it be bad or good. Good class and thank you. Reply