Pain and suffering are with us in so many different ways. For many people, the fact of suffering is a major obstacle to faith.
Rebbe Nachman himself suffered intensely during much of his life. He had to confront the difficult questions face to face. But he was not afraid of them, because as he said, “I am a ‘Know what to answer the non-believer'” (Tzaddik #418).
Garden of the Souls, by Avraham Greenbaum, BRI