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A basic Hebrew prayer says: Blessed are you, God, king of the world, who created many living things with their deficiencies. As an American Jew, I used to argue with God about this prayer. Why did you create us with deficiencies? Why do we need to be deficient? Why didn’t you make us perfect and complete? Then we wouldn’t suffer so much. I don’t get it. I learned the answer in Israel. It’s tucked inside another basic prayer. Blessed are you, God, king of the world, who made all my needs. Curiously, every English translation says either “…who fulfills all my