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Does G-d experience pain?

Hello Lance and welcome to Mi Yodeya. Your instinct and reason about this subject are aimed in the right direction. The general rule from the traditional Jewish viewpoint (including Kabbalah) is that ...
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Does G-d experience pain?

We use a lot of anthropomorphism to describe God (ie. putting things in human terms) because it helps us relate to an infinite being, but we have to be conscious that this isn't reflective of reality. ...
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Does G-d experience pain?

You know when people say "you don't have to let them hurt you, it's your choice". This is because your essential self is unaffectable - you are a free being. Only you can affect yourself. ...
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Does G-d experience pain?

The Mishnah (Sanhedrin 6:5), as printed, seems to indicate that God does participate in human pain: אָמַר רַבִּי מֵאִיר, בְּשָׁעָה שֶׁאָדָם מִצְטַעֵר, שְׁכִינָה מַה הַלָּשׁוֹן אוֹמֶרֶת כִּבְיָכוֹל, ...
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