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Emuna News Bulletin: Rocket Attack on Ashkelon

For Esther Tova

I just got some horrible news. My neighbor's granddaughter fell out of a window and has a severe head injury, Hashem yirachem. She is currently in critical condition. 

She's only a year and a half old.

I can't imagine what this family is going through. It's beyond heartbreaking. Things like this make it so hard to have emuna. It's almost impossible to know that this is for the best. How? How can a child falling out of a window and cracking her skull and maybe suffering severe brain damage from this be for her best?

I cry because I can't see. I can't see the big picture. I can't see the ultimate future, and all of the tremendous good that awaits all of us. Because I'm stuck, helpless, watching others suffer terribly, watching them be helpless as well, my heart breaks.

It is situations like this that make us need emuna more than ever. We are completely blind, stuck, and helpless. Hashem creates our circumstances according to His wisdom, and we just have to go with the flow. And going with the flow means having faith that it's all for our ultimate benefit. 

Because without emuna that there is somehow good in this situation, what's left?

Please pray for the speedy and complete recovery of Esther Tova bat Chaya Eidel. 

May we all know no more suffering and share only good news, Amen.


p.s.- Check out my weekly post below! You don't want to miss what I wrote about David this week! 


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I thought you might be interested in this website full of beautiful prayers. They are both in Hebrew and English. Praying for, God willing, a speedy recovery.


Thanks so much for sharing, Heather! I'll look into them and post any updates as I receive them.


Refuah shelayma!


Oh no! So sad! I will pray too.
I have a very hard time with Emuna too when it comes to the suffering of innocent children and the helpless. I pray every day that HaShem will end it and bring peace to this world.
You are right, Racheli. We have no choice but to have Emuna and trust HaShem knows what He's doing and it's all for the best. What's the alternative? Becoming angry and bitter? G-d forbid!
May we all encourage one another in Emuna and HaShem's love and spread it everywhere we go, every day.

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