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Is every single punishment given in the form of Mida K'neged Mida ("Measure for Measure" - i.e. the punishment is in the same vein as the transgression) or just in some special cases?

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sometimes no. Job's suffering was chosen for other reasons as the shaar bitachon says ch.3

To demonstrate his good bearing and good acceptance of suffering in the service of G-d, so that others will learn from him, as you know from the matter of Job.

  • How do you know that besides for achieving those results it wasn't also midda k'negged midda? – mevaqesh Oct 19 '15 at 23:46
  • @mevaqesh like what? – ray Nov 19 '15 at 20:42
  • Suffering does not equal punishment. – user6591 Jan 17 '16 at 23:30

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