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All for One

Tisha B'av and the secret of Jewish unity.

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Visitor Comments: 80

(73) Linda Mermelstein, August 14, 2016 7:18 PM

Tisha B'av video by Charlie Harary

Loved the message of brotherly love and unity and working together by thinking less of our own ego. Great message. So if this is a Jewish concept, explain to me why so many Orthodox Jews look at the rest of us 100% Jews, as goyim, wouldn't want their children to marry ours, one shomer shabbos rabbi won't eat in the house of another because they are not chalav Israel or for some other reason? Why do we argue so much among ourselves? I always said this lack of unity is the reason we have no peace in Erez Israel. But if this is the essence of Judiaism and the reason for the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash, why do the religious not get it? Why do we have so much extremism among Jews which has only divided us more and more? I'd like to understand us better. It would help me help my own children "get" and understand the beauty I know in my religion but sometimes I think many fanatical Jews are really practicing another religion than my Judaism and from what I imagine Hashem intended for us. So many rules, laws and controls were set later by man himself and man has a huge ego as we know. Thanks in advance.

(72) Alaine Apap Bologna, August 14, 2016 9:19 AM

beautifully said!

'L'union fait la force', in French. 'One for all and all for one'l was the motto that William Tell allegedly stated on the Gruetli in 1291.
Your statement is a good reminder of the origins of christian religions, which we poached and warped with time. It's good to listen to you, to go back to basics.

(71) Anonymous, July 23, 2015 12:49 AM


Thanks for this easy-to-understand and yet so important video. Keep teaching - you have touched our hearts.

(70) Anonymous, August 5, 2014 3:40 PM

Than you.

Thank you so much for such a great, practical, and inspiring video.

(69) mom, July 16, 2013 4:20 PM

how to stop it?

Whne you see it going on all around you, when the school, religious institutions, camps, playgroups, all allow the kids to pick on one another, bully one another, and ignore the please of the kids being picked on, even when the parents intervene - how do we stop it in others? We stopped going to our synagogue because the other kids wouldn't stop picking on my kids because of one thing or another, mostly because my kids were in public school. We tried talking to people, it didn't help.

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