Judaism teaches us that every descent is for the sake of an ascent. Difficult people present us with an opportunity to grow. If I did not face adversity in my childhood, I would have never learned the life lessons I have and be able to help others. When I am faced with an obstacle it is no accident and there is a lesson for me to learn. I live life with gratitude.
The fate of women in Afghanistan has been the moral linchpin for the continued occupation by U.S. and NATO forces since the presidency of George W. Bush. But according to experts and women across the war-torn country, little has changed for women there despite upwards of $1.5 billion spent to empower women and girls.