Do Unanswered Prayers End Up in G-d's Trash Can? I thought that if I nagged enough, I would get what I want. In fact, nagging the Almighty is even echoed in our prayer book: "Hope in G‑d, be strong and let your heart be valiant, and hope in G‑d.” (Siddur Tehillat Hashem, p.78) This passage … Continue reading Where Did All My Prayers Go?
I Felt Guilty When My Son Suddenly Passed Away When my adult son passed away, the nagging feelings of guilt set in and made me more miserable than I already was. I thought to myself, ‘Was there something I could have done to prevent what happened?’. Jacob, being a stoic young man, never complained about … Continue reading Dealing with Guilt and Hashgacha Pratit