Q:If the tests that Hashem gives us are necessary to acquire greatness – we need these tests to cause us to prove ourselves and achieve perfection – so why do we pray for Hashem not to test us?
Q: It says in the Gemara (Brachos 10a) that a person should never give up hope and should never stop asking Hashem for mercy, even if a sharp sword is already on his neck. So my question is: Why is Hashem putting the sharp sword on this person’s neck in the first place?
Q: The Rav spoke tonight about the obligation to spend our days in appreciation of Hashem’s chesed upon us. What if a person chalilah has strong yesurim that distracts him from appreciating the good things of this world?
Q: In davening we ask Hashem, ואל תביאינו לא לידי נסיון – Don’t bring us into a situation of being tested. Why do we ask Hashem to help us avoid all נסיונות, all forms of spiritual tests, if the whole reason we are in this world is to face our tests, pass them and thereby…
Q: I saw a phrase in the מסילת ישרים that seemed to say that Hashem will not overlook a person’s misdeeds. And that to even believe that He will, is dangerous. Can the Rabbi please explain that concept?