Theodicy (8)

For all intents and purposes, R’ Yehudah HaLevi pooh-poohed the issue and offered that one should learn to accept the bad (i.e., the fact that he’s suffering despite his righteousness while someone who’s quite wrongful is doing well) — though he does indeed tell him to rest assured that his reward will come in the afterlife — and to chalk such unfairness and travail up to the extent of the Exile and the dispersion of our people (Kuzari 3:11).

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