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Parshas Eikev: What G-d Wants

As G-d-fearing Jews striving to live righteous and spiritually connected lives, we have likely all had a moment of struggle, confusion, or uncertainty. Perhaps, when challenged, we have risen to the occasion, continued to persevere and maintain a close relationship with our Creator despite our trials and lack of clarity. Or perhaps we have faltered, stumbling over our own pain, heartache, or perceived victimhood, looking for something (or Someone) to blame. In either of these kinds of moments, no matter how connected we feel to Hakadosh Baruch Hu, it is plausible that we have at one point or another thrown our hands skyward and asked, “Hashem, what do You want from me already?!”