Believe There's Always a Way Out

Before the challenge, the Almighty creates the solution.

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Comments (12)

(6) Kamal Mootilal, July 1, 2020 5:52 AM

thank you

Rabbi, I'm encouraged by your sharing. I'm experiencing many loss due to Parental Alienation. I was a dad whom babysat my five kids during the day whilst working all after hours shifts to contribute to the family income and to support my wife through all her academic and professional accomplishments. After she became successful she took everything away from me in a divorce. Haven't seen my kids in 8 years. Please pray for my children to desire a relationship with me. I need a miracle.

(5) barry wohl, June 24, 2020 1:30 PM

Tsvi so happy to see you doing well

a long way from the shabbat videos with Avi

Rabbi Sytner, June 24, 2020 4:42 PM

Thank you!

Hi Barry!
Yes, thank G-d we've grown so much over the years and have come a long!
Best regards!

(4) Alexandra, June 23, 2020 9:23 PM

Beautiful video, todah rabah

Rabbi Sytner, June 23, 2020 9:36 PM

Thank you!

Hi Alexanda,
Thank you so much for the feedback!

(3) Anonymous, June 23, 2020 8:22 PM

Nice video

I quite like this video. Thanks

(2) Anonymous, June 23, 2020 4:45 PM


Interesting story though I am a bit surprised rabbi since i see some other things in it. I'm a bit appalled by the story. She had a house. She wasn't homeless. Was she able to sell the house? Or was it fruit from a tainted tree. Escape to another countrgott Why? That's not the only answer. Do we in this country escape to another when wechave problems? Move to another state possibly for a fresh start. She wasn't being persecuted. She wasnt arrested for being complicit in her husbajds activities though she profited financially. Why didn't she see staying, getting work and living a goid life? I also see the ignorance of not knowing her husband's work was illegal. Did she take all the I'll gotten gains with her or enough to live on? As rabbis have taught giving illegal money isn't charity. Because she needed it doesn't make it cleaner. I do like your lesson. Not the illegal path to it.

Rabbi Sytner, June 23, 2020 6:59 PM

I totally hear you

I think you make some very valid points here! And in general in life, if one has the ability to face a particular challenge, it's obviously better than running from it. Lots of detail in the story left out for anonymity, so it's easy to be left with questions, but we"ll try to stick with the lesson of hope...

(1) Anonymous, June 23, 2020 4:22 PM


While we always need to have hope, oftentimes we don’t merit the salvation in our lifetime. Look around at all who never married, have life-long medical challenges, and live a life of mental incapacity. I found your video more fairy- tale than realistic. And a dangerous and inaccurate message both practically and hashkafacly.

Rabbi Sytner, June 23, 2020 6:36 PM


Dear Anonymous,
I think you are 100% correct. We don't always merit the salvation we're looking for, and while we shouldn't have false hopes, we do want to keep out spirits up, and hope for the best.

Anonymous, June 24, 2020 4:50 PM

To Rabbi Sytner

Perhaps we need to strike a balance between being realistic while maintaining an optimistic outlook on life. Re: The woman in your story. I cannot even imagine how devastated and betrayed she must have felt when her husband got arrested. Please stay safe and well.

Anonymous, June 26, 2020 11:03 AM

To commenter #1 Anonymous

I understand your point about people who struggle with lifelong challenges. However, maybe the way out for them is to learn to work with the challenges instead of wringing their hands. My mother z'l had many challenges in her life but she was also smarter than I am and had common sense bu the truck load. Sadly she never saw the good qualities in herself. If she had, I believe she could have been a world leader!


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