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Haskamos

Section 1

AFFLICTIONS/
SUFFERING

Section 2

HASHEM

Section 3

TOPICS

Haskamos

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Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky

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Hashem Loves Me. Why Am I Being Punished?

AFFLICTIONS/SUFFERING

  1. What keeps suffering away?
  2. What should one do who is suffering?
  3. One without children is not considered afflictions of love?
  4. Why did four hundred jars of wine belonging to this Rabbi turn sour?
  5. In the case above (with Rav Huna), did the Rabbis say to him, “you did something wrong!” or did they hint?
  6. What is Hashem’s intention by bringing afflictions on a particular limb?
  7. If a person transgressed [a sin that warrants] excision or a death penalty from the court and he does repent. Since his iniquity is not absolved without afflictions, is there any way to avoid the afflictions?
  8. Is there no death without sin and no suffering without iniquity?
  9. When does punishment occur?
  10. When is it particularly dangerous?
  11. During the Coronavirus pandemic, so many tzadikim and talmidei chachomim were taken from us (rachmana litzlon). Is there some possible way to explain this?
  12. What happens if these people do not do teshuvah?
  13. How it is that school children (G-d forbid) might be seized?
  14. How can it be, a child that hasn’t sinned, suffering from a fatal illness (chas v’shalom); a child snatched from the world?
  15. Why (and how) does Hashem afflict the children of Israel?
  16. Is suffering actually very good?
  17. If someone admits (the correctness of receiving) sufferings and rejoices concerning them, what occurs?
  18. What is the connection of afflictions coming upon a person toward Hashem?
  19. How is a person warned before he himself is afflicted?
  20. Which do you prefer, poverty or suffering?
  21. What effect do afflictions have concerning ‘getting close to Hashem?’
  22. Whose Name rests upon he who is afflicted?
  23. What is the meaning of, “I am with him in his affliction?”
  24. Two of Aharon’s children Nadav and Avihu died. Whose grief was greater, Hashem’s or their father’s?
  25. How should one deal with afflictions that come upon him? (If the person is truly ‘holding’ in the right place).
  26. Why is Yisrael likened to an olive-tree?
  27. Are there degrees in suffering and what about someone who doesn’t suffer?
  28. Are you rejecting afflictions?!
  29. Should afflictions be cherished?
  30. A great Rabbi was concerned that he may have sinned…How did he react to afflictions?
  31. Why was one Rabbi’s affliction greater than the other?
  32. Why does Hashem afflict tzadikim?
  33. Whose life is not a life?
  34. If a person is suffering, what is an action he should take?
  35. Rabbi Yehudah HaNasi was suffering and his discomfort was alleviated. What was his reaction?
  36. Why should one rejoice more with afflictions than with a favor?
  37. Why does the Torah specifically talk about not afflicting a widow and an orphan, what about others?
  38. Why are these three particular parts of the body (the head, beard and eye brows) afflicted?
  39. If someone rejoices with the tribulations that befall him, what occurs?
  40. Who do not see even the face of Gehinom?
  41. Why was Rachel punished with not raising Binyamin?
  42. Does a person truly have a right to complain?
  43. Why did Yitzchak demand sufferings?
  44. What are the best afflictions in the world, which will not disturb me from the service of Hashem?
  45. If torments are afflicting someone, should one say to him, certainly you sinned, as otherwise you would not have suffered misfortune?
  46. What are some of the benefits of suffering?

HASHEM

  1. How could one follow Hashem’s attributes?
  2. Is it possible to cleave to Hashem?
  3. How can you ‘know’ Hashem?
  4. Is Hashem always close or the reverse?
  5. Is there any empty place devoid of the Shechinah?
  6. What were created before the world was created?
  7. Why did Hashem create man from both the ‘upper’ and the ‘lower’?
  8. What did Hashem regret creating?
  9. With which attribute(s) did Hashem create the world…why?
  10. From what types does Hashem want sacrifices…why?
  11. When Hashem created the first man, what did He do with the truth?
  12. Is every creature indebted to Hashem?
  13. If we improve our deeds, which attribute will Hashem reverse?
  14. What difference is there between seeking the concealed and the hidden (what Hashem did not want to reveal to you), versus the permitted (that which is possible for man to grasp)?
  15. When Hashem is angry, does He ‘remember compassion?’
  16. Does Hashem pray?
  17. Regarding prosecution and defense, how does Hashem vary from human courts?
  18. Does Hashem sustain everything?
  19. Should one think that Hashem will abandon a person’s iniquity (without teshuvah)?
  20. What is meant by Hashem always seeks which is pursued?
  21. How does Hashem vary regarding His judging of the Jewish people and the nations of the world?
  22. Why did Hashem establish kings, wise people, etc., to the nations of the world?
  23. What testimony did Hashem bring on Himself regarding the action that one does?
  24. Is there a (terse) source saying one cannot dispute Hashem’s justice?
  25. Would Hashem save a person whose offspring in the future would kill Jews?
  26. Regarding Hashem’s striking and healing the children of Israel, which comes first?
  27. Does Hashem warn a person before bringing a grief upon him?
  28. We know the sun rises and goes down! What significance is there by telling this to us?
  29. Why does Hashem grant wisdom to the wise? (Doesn’t the fool need it more?!)
  30. What does Hashem do before He raises someone?
  31. When does Hashem exact punishment?
  32. Regarding a nation, when does Hashem exact punishment?
  33. Regarding gifts, how does the attribute of Hashem vary from flesh and blood?
  34. What difference is there between ‘winning’ over a person and Hashem?
  35. Would Hashem disqualify a person’s prayer?
  36. Do we find Hashem meting out measure for measure in the Tanach?
  37. Why did Hashem create woman a second time?
  38. What does Hashem mean: when you find yourselves in trouble you call Me, “Our Father!?”
  39. From where do we know that Hashem is good to all and has mercy on all of His works?
  40. What does Hashem not strike first?
  41. What is said of one who takes no thought for the honor of his Maker?
  42. What is a miracle that Hashem does for man that he doesn’t ‘know’ about?
  43. What could be the meaning of “a man’s feet, etc. are not always within one’s control”?
  44. If everything is in Hashem’s hands, how does one have free choice?
  45. When Hashem sees that the world is so guilty as to deserve destruction, what does He do?
  46. Can there possibly be uncertainty in the mind of the Heavenly One?
  47. Over which three does Hashem weep every day?
  48. How will Hashem redeem Yisrael?
  49. Why does God love the orphans and the widows?
  50. The God of these people hates what?
  51. Who is someone who denies Hashem?
  52. What ‘effect’ does Israel’s pain have regarding Hashem?
  53. Which is the only nation close to Hashem?
  54. What did Hashem say to Moshe to say to Yisrael that they will not be fearful of any nation?
  55. Why did Hashem use ‘extra’ words?
  56. Who does Hashem love/hate?
  57. When speaking to Hashem, how should you choose your words?
  58. What is wealth dependent upon?
  59. Which is an assembly that Hashem loves?
  60. When Hashem said to Moshe, Let Me alone that I may destroy them (Yisrael), what was his  reaction?
  61. Which three keys does Hashem retain (and not entrust to the hand of any messenger)?
  62. The spies saw many people dying. In contrast to Hashem’s consideration, what was their error considering the land to be bad?
  63. How did Rav Shmuel the son of Susartai make a kiddush Hashem?
  64. What does being called children of Hashem signify?

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