To some extent, each of us has had to deal with trying situations. Sharing our experiences with others in similar straits is an extraordinary act of chesed. Letting others know we can relate to their pain can make a world of a difference to someone facing one of life’s many challenges.
About the Author:Kesher Israel Congregation’s Rabbi Akiva Males can be reached at email@example.com.
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