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G-d is With Us in Exile

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G-d is With Us in Exile

Exile is a state when the world does not fully endorse the truth. Throughout history, Jews have risen above many attempts to discredit and hinder their devotion to G-d, and so must we do.
Galut, Lubavitcher Rebbe
G-d is With Us in Exile
Disc 10, Program 37

Event Date: 18 Iyar 5744 - May 20, 1984

Exile is a state when the world does not fully endorse the truth. Throughout history, Jews have risen above many attempts to discredit and hinder their devotion to G-d, and so must we do.

We must learn from the self-sacrifice of Jews in countries of oppression who struggle to educate their children Jewishly. One day those lands will see legions of Jewish boys and girls who are proud of their Jewishness. Knowing their struggles must inspire us to appreciate and improve the Jewish education of our children in free countries.

Rabbi Shimon ben Yochai taught, “Wherever they are exiled, the Divine Presence is with them.” A Jew is not alone in exile. G-d is in exile with every Jew and, “in all of their oppressions, He is oppressed.” When a Jew suffers, G-d declares that He suffers the very same pain. We can be assured that G-d will not leave exile even a moment before each and every Jew has been redeemed.

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Joshua April 6, 2020

Does it really make sense? Why should G-d join us in our hardships and suffering? If He's G-d, He can instead end the hardships and suffering. In other words, If we believe G-d is joining us in our pain, then we believe G-d is a masochist. And that doesn't make sense. Reply

Eliezer Zalmanov for Chabad.org April 7, 2020
in response to Joshua :

You're right, it doesn't make sense to us, and we don't understand why G-d does that. But being G-d, He created us and wants to be with us, so as long as we're suffering He suffers too. You're also right that He should just end the hardships and suffering once and for all. Reply

Anonymous UK April 8, 2020
in response to Eliezer Zalmanov:

Suffering “Should?” If “He suffers to” - then surely he knows what is best for us,and that through suffering is a reminder that “We are not in control” “He is”- Reply

Anonymous Flint, MI May 31, 2011

Hashem Praying that the Highest Holy Hashem's
sovereignty soon be felt by all nations. Reply

RICHARD ALLINGER FLINT, MI August 9, 2007

ELIJAH
I'm sure both Bush Administrations felt that the government in Iraq had to be toppled and a new democratic government imposed....perhaps nipping Saddam Hussein and his sons in the bud at this point in time has averted an unnecessary nuclear war in that region before we all know Armageddon will find it's fulfillment.
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