Is Exile G‑d’s Way of Punishing Us?

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Is Exile G‑d’s Way of Punishing Us?: A Tisha B’Av Class

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.
Three Weeks, Tisha B’Av, Destruction of Holy Temple, Galut

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JudithR Bridgton via JewishTV iOS June 29, 2023

My question is from Genesis wasn’t childbirth pain a curse as a result of her disobedience or sin . Suffering was the result of sin entering the world because they had to leave the paradise He had created. Faith restores paradise? I’m grateful for this discussion Reply

Anonymous August 2, 2022

'וּמִפְּנֵי חֲטָאֵינוּ גָּלִינוּ מֵאַרְצֵנוּ-because of our sins we were exiled from our land' (Festival Amidah) Reply

Anonymous July 21, 2018

If not now when. I can’t even imagine that Hashem is just taking a pause like you say Einstein did to wait until the Jewish people can understand the lesson of the Exile and be able to handle and appreciate its coming. The pain and suffering that the Jewish people have gone through is more horrific then any type of labor could ever be. If Hashem loves us so much why would He ever make us suffer so much for so long. No parent would ever subject their children to such pain. I just don’t get it. When I hear all of the grandchuldren of my friends who are BT’s davening and saying brachos I say if not now when?! Reply

Bentzion S.Francisco August 4, 2014

Based on the sicha 22 years not 30 Reply

Chavah Kwiatkowska Latvia July 22, 2014

Dear Rabbi Krasnianski, thank you for magnificent explanation and witty metaphors! Reply

Rashida las vegas, NV July 8, 2012

Exile! Thanks Brother for the Message,Shalom! Reply

Larry Sioux City , Iowa September 9, 2011

Why the exile? Studying the Torah I think I managed to figure out the why. Simply put if you look at the book of Hosea in general and verse 6-2 specifically I believe Hosea is stating that Israel was facing a 2 day/2000 year top level Leviticus 26 curse. If referenced to Psalms 90-4.

Why such a long curse? Based on Daniel 9 it looked like the messiah problem was supposed to have solved itself in the first century AD. But then I found the last 2 verses of Malachi.

Lo, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord,
That he may turn the heart of the fathers back through the children, and the heart of the children back through their fathers-lest I come and smite the earth with utter destruction.

Something happened to Elijah back then stopping him from doing his appointed job.

Just thought I'd comment. Reply

Peter August 10, 2011

EXILE Exile was intended to show the Israelites that G-d did not require a nation with bounderies to take care of His people. Thats why Israelites thrived in Babylon. G-d schemed and raised Daniel, Chardrack, Marchark, Abednegal, Esther, Nehemiah, and the prophets, to be influential in Exile and take care of His people. Reply

Sharon Samtur Rio Rancho, NM/USA August 9, 2011

Illness G-d does not make people sick. People makes themselves sick. It is such a disgrace for people to say he makes them sick. Disease, like suffering is a sign we are doing something wrong - or genetically, our ancestors did something wrong..hence healing is in our hands..and with the help of Hashem he can send u answers as to the path to follow to undo what we, as individuals or we as a society have done to bring on sickness. Miracles of healing from Hashem and energies sent to heal are documented..but illness itself is our doing. Thank you for your talk. Reply

Meir Yaaakov Horowitz Bklyn., NY August 8, 2011

Tisha B'av Video This is brilliant and right on target. Yasher koach Rabbi.

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Miryam Stockton, CA August 7, 2011

exile What a wonderful teaching! Thank you so much for adding a new perspective to the exile, and even prayer! I am refreshed in my awe for HaSh_m!! Reply

Deba E Seattle, WA August 7, 2011

Is Exile G-ds way of punishing us by Rabbi Ben-Tzion Kransianski was so inspirational. He was simply awesome in his presentation. The analogy of birth has been given before, but Rabbi Kransianski took it a step further in faith and enlightenment. I loved his candid remarks on his wife, the making light of such a dark time in our Jewish History as our continued exile, yet showing we go on with joy, laughter and a positive attitude. Also, a heartfelt "Thank You" to Chabad for such extraordinary videos as the one presented here. Reply

Luz M. Parker San Antonio, TX August 4, 2011

Exile! Thank you for this great information. Reply

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