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What does suffering teach Jews?

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Suffering is a test and is meant to teach us many things. It teaches us:

  • our mistakes (Genesis 42:22)
  • to repent
  • that we are not all-powerful or in control
  • that this life is not meant to be uninterrupted pleasure
  • to have sympathy for sufferers (Exodus 23:9)
  • humility; maturity; acceptance; fortitude.
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Suffering is meant to teach us many things. It teaches us:

  • our mistakes (Genesis 42:22)
  • to repent
  • that we are not all-powerful or in control
  • that this life is not meant to be uninterrupted pleasure
  • to have sympathy for sufferers (Exodus 23:9)
  • humility; maturity; acceptance; fortitude.


All suffering is a test. However, sometimes it is the result of our own bad choices. At times it is a warning (such as pain, which shows you what part of your body needs repair). And many times it is mere misinterpretation (such as the bee's sting, which to a child is unmitigated evil but which adults recognize as a protection for that insect which pollinates all fruit-bearing trees).
Also, when viewed in the context of the afterlife, when worthy people who suffered will realize that it was a form of cleansing, and may be recompensed, while the prosperous wicked will have the opposite, the apparent injustices of this world become easier to understand.

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