By Batya Hefter

Contact with death can cause crises of faith. Believers often despair of the meaning of their own existence and doubt in a benevolent God creeps in. At such times, it is not apparent that the events in the world are for the best.

In this week’s parsha, Rabbi Mordechai Yosef (the Mei HaShiloah) responds to the challenge of keeping faith in God when we face the imperfections of the world. Rabbi Mordechai Yosef does not offer an intellectual solution but rather a theology that develops the inner wisdom of the heart.

See the full text on Times of Israel: http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/faith-in-the-face-of-death-whisper-to-the-kohanim/