We are taught over and over again that HASHEM is merciful and kind. We are taught that many times more that a Mother loves her child, HASHEM loves everyone one of his creations.

Yet when we look around the world we live in there are many features that just don’t make sense. There is pain and suffering. There are hurricanes and tornadoes. There are diseases and ailments; there are orphans, widows and divorce.

If we also accept that HASHEM is all- knowing then we understand that all of these features are part of the design that HASHEM had for this world they weren’t by accident- they were part of the plan.

How are we to understand all of the suffering and misfortune that seems to be deliberately designed into the world?