Issues 08:06 Why Did God Make Mosquitos?
Father, when the trees fall on my future and block my path; when hope becomes a joke I cannot tell; then you do the unexpected—your wonder and your glory revealed—you show me paths I would never find alone. And you alone can take this man I’ve married, make his heart a fresh field. Hope is […]
There is hope in the valley of despair There is light where darkness claims the right There is faith where oppression holds the reins There is life where desolation takes its toll
Reb Yaakov was known as the Schlimazel of Vaysechvoos. Misfortune seemed to follow him everywhere he traveled. Why, as the Sukkot Holiday approached, he was unable even to build his sukkah without pounding his thumb instead of the nails. It seemed like everything he did went sour. When it came to providing for his family […]
We will camp here,” our scoutmaster told us, “by the lake.” Eagerly we set up camp by Lake Goshen in Virginia. I was 15 then and was with other experienced scouts. We should have known the still waters of Lake Goshen would be a perfect breeding ground for mosquitos. Throughout the night they attacked us […]
The Universe Is Broken—Who On Earth Can Fix It?, 48pp; Rosen, Moishe, (Purple Pomegranate: San Francisco), c. 1991. Purchase this booklet online. This booklet is an attempt to grapple with some of the problems of everyday life, beginning with some hypothetical annoyances: Have you ever stayed home from work because a delivery man was to […]