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All for One

Tisha B'av and the secret of Jewish unity.

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Visitor Comments: 78

(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.

Anonymous, July 18, 2013 11:40 PM

Solution (Bezrat Hashem) to "how to stop it?"

This may be some comfort to you: I'm a 17 years old and I go to public school. However, I'm also accepted by the Jewish religious community in Seattle and the religious kids who go to school nearby. They are very kind to me and treat me with respect (don't treat me differently). I believe that it depends on the location where a person resides. Everyone is at a different level (hashcafa). Although a Jewish kid may be religious, unfortunately, it does not mean he/she will be necessarily fully developed in their ways of human to human interaction. Further study of Torah (mussar) is a great antidote for these people. One solution could be to have your kids meet with other religious kids on line through a Chavrusa learning session. I do this every Monday with a religious friend in Baltimore, Maryland. In general, I believe the way to prevent bullying is for people to explain to others how they feel. This will diminish differences between individuals. It's very sad what you are going through and I feel your pain. Don't give up! Eventually, Hashem will set up the right people to assist your children! :) If you need any further help, my e-mail is

mom, July 26, 2013 4:49 PM

thank you

Thank you for your response. We are going to a conservative synangogue now where some of the kids friends also are members and go to hebrew school together. It's nice to hear there are communities which accept children from all backgrounds. I wish you the best of luck, but I can see you are on a good path already!

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