Rabbanit Henkin: In This World, Hashem Gives Out Roles, Not Prizes

Rabbanit Henkin: In This World, Hashem Gives Out Roles, Not Prizes

Rabbanit Henkin spoke to the staff and students of Nishmat last week, after getting up from shiva for her son, Rav Eitam Henkin, Hy”d. I heard about the talk from my husband, who teaches at Nishmat, and knew I had to share the Rabbanit’s powerful message. Translated by JewishMOM.com

“The whole world is coming up to me now and saying, “Be strong! Be strong!” I want to tell them, I don’t know what will be in the future, but I do not feel any frustration regarding faith.

“I never believed that HaKadosh Baruch Hu gives out prizes. I never thought that is what He does, so it’s not like I was dissapointed with Him.

“HaKadosh Baruch Hu put us here to fulfill a role in the world. All of us have a role. Sometimes that role is pleasant, sometimes that role is not pleasant. But we must get up to fulfill that role, that’s why we are here in this world. So the Henkin family is going to learn about a less pleasant role than it had a month ago…

“Despite everything, I believe with all of my being that the miracles which we are experiencing now in history, the establishment of the state of Israel, the ingathering of the exiles from across the globle, dwarf the miracles of our Exodus from Egypt…

“And we must know that we are marching forward, we have a role, and we will fulfill that role…”

Read more from this talk by Rabbanit Henkin


  1. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Ayalah Haas

    These are truly holy messages. THANK YOU for posting this, Chana Jenny!
    This post is one of the many reasons your readers are glad you are back!

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