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The righteous who die young

11.10.17

Question

I would appreciate it if you respond to my question:

I would like to know why the righteous die at a relatively young age, I mean specifically around the age of 50? Such as, Rabbi Nachman of Breslav, the Holy Ari, Rabbi Moshe ben Israel Isserles, Rabbi Nathan David of Peshischa, Rabbi Moshe Cordovero, Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto (the Ramchal), and I'm sure there's more I don’t know. In addition, I would like to hear a lecture on the subject.

Response

The vast majority of the righteous live long.

There are few people who didn’t live long, because they rectified lives quickly. There is no point in their staying here in This World, so they are sent quickly to receive their reward in the Hereafter.

 

 

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