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The Midrash Tanchuma echoes the reason for B’nei Yisrael’s survival through all their numerous troubles, and asks why we, the Jews, survive exile, while the non-Jewish nations do not. The answer is that even when other nations are faced with troubles, they do not recognize G-d. David HaMelech understood this when he said, “Sh’foch chamas’cha al ha’goyim asher lo y’da’ucha–Pour out Your wrath upon the nations that do not recognize You (T’hilim 79:6).” Klal Yisrael, on the other hand, has a completely different reaction. When we are faced with sorrows, we call out and turn to Hashem and His Torah, as David HaMelech stated: “Tzarah v’yagon emtza, u’v’sheim Hashem ekra–I will find troubles and sorrows, and I will call out in Hashem’s name (T’hilim 117:13).”

When everything is going well, it is easy to turn to Hashem and thank Him for His goodness. The real test comes when we run into rough waters. How do we react to yisurim – life’s difficulties? We turn straight to Hashem! The Chazon Ish zt”l (Emunah U’Bitachon, Chapter 2) says that difficulties do not come by accident. They were decreed from Heaven. One who has bitachon (trust in Hashem) realizes this and turns to Him. He pours out his heart in t’filah. This is the hallmark of a Jew. This is what keeps us alive.

List of People Who Need a
R’fuah Sh’leimah   

(Please recite Psalms 20, 30, 88, 121, and 130.)

Efrayim ben Leah

Shmuel ben Moavar

Reuven Asher ben Yehudis

Efrat bas Oshra

Yafah bas Monavar

Chaim Avraham ben Shifrah Zisel

Esther Hadassah bas Devorah

Ruchama Chavah Rachel bas Alta Chayah Esther

Zahavah Golda bas Shoshanah

Yonasan ben Sofia

Ruth bas Miryam

Elisheva bas Miriam

David Chayim ben Leah

Rabbanit Mazal Tov Rira bas Simchah

Sarah bas Yafah

Hertzl ben Sarah

Chayah Sheina Malkah bas Gittel

Ruchama Chayah Fruma bas Perel Miriam Malkah

Tinok ben Moriah Temimah

Ezra Rafael ben Taoos Miriam

Sally Ronit bas Taoos Miriam