Everyone’s Pain is Their Own
By Rabbi Shaul Rosenblatt
It’s tempting for us to judge the pain of others and decide whether they are feeling enough or too much. It’s easy to do the same with our own pain also. But everyone is individually guided in the perfect process to find a way through their own challenges. Others do better when we support them, not judge them. We also do better when we allow our pain to take its own course without fighting or judging it.
Rabbi Shaul Rosenblatt
Originally from Liverpool, Shaul spent seven years at Aish Hatorah in Jerusalem, where he received smicha. He founded Aish UK in 1995, Tikun in 2005 and the Rabbinic Training Academy in 2017. It aims to train a new generation of rabbinic leadership that is grounded, human, and compassionate to the confusing and challenging issues of our modern world. In 2001 his wife, Elana, passed away aged thirty after a brave three-year battle with breast cancer, leaving four children. Shaul married Chana in 2003 and they are blessed with four more children. Shaul is the author of ‘Why Bad Things DON’T Happen to Good People’, which discusses suffering and tragedy in the face of a loving God. His recently published book is titled ‘Mean What you Pray’ and focuses on how to find meaning and connection in prayer in general and the Amidah prayer specifically.