Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Suffering Of The Shechina

When Rav Amital was in the concentration camp he quoted the Slonimer Rebbe's teitch of a fampus pasuk during a shleshudes without food.

גם כי אלך בגיא צלמות לא אירא - Even when I walk in the valley of the shadow of death I will not be afraid.

רע - Why is it bad for me? 

כי אתה עמדי - Because you are with me. Because the Shechina is in galus. It is not about my suffering. The Shechina Hakdosha is suffering. 

Ha-levai that we should feel the pain of the Shechina because of all of the physical and spiritual hardship that we are undergoing as individuals and as a nation. When someone is not connected to ruchniyus and Torah his soul is suffering and the Shechina suffers along.