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March 31, 2012
April 22, 2014 1:42 PM
Thank you for the wisdom.
April 19, 2014 12:50 PM
April 18, 2014 3:22 AM
Proud of our People!!
We must continue to be proud and earn our place to be amongst the BEST!
Biju Jacob John,
April 17, 2014 11:50 AM
Really enjoyed the same. I have read somewhere - cannot recollect where - If you want to prove the existence of God to someone, show that person a Jew!!
March 25, 2013 6:41 PM
We are a miracle!
Thanks Rabbi for the reminder! I will use this at my seder!
March 17, 2013 5:27 PM
Brought tears to my eyes
March 17, 2013 12:16 PM
Absolutely beautiful. Rabbi Goldstein brought tears to my eyes too.
March 17, 2013 7:06 AM
I am so proud to be part jewish!
March 26, 2013 12:41 AM
March 12, 2013 12:35 AM
I find such pride in being of the Jewish faith. I pray each day for piece in the middle east and for Isreal. They are such strong and ambitious people. Look what they made of nothing but desert. So proud of Isreal...
David S. Levine,
March 23, 2013 2:00 AM
What a Beautiful Statement
Roberta McLaughlin, Indeed! What a name for a Jew and it's as good as mine!
March 11, 2013 5:30 PM
March 11, 2013 2:40 PM
This is one of the most important facts for us to consider to re-kindle our faith, but also it becomes a critical argument when we have the opportunity to talk with someone that does not "believe", is it an apathetic Jew, or even an enemy, because these are Historical Facts. But for this same reason it is critical to be accurate in what we say, or the listener will get stock with the error, and end up denying the fact and the miracle. It is erroneous to cite the fallen empires in comparison with the prevalence of the Jewish people because we need to compare peoples to peoples and kingdoms to kingdoms. For that matter, the Kingdom of Israel is not here either (yet), and the Egyptian, Persian, and Roman peoples are still alive as well, But the difference, and where the miracle is undeniable, is precisely in what the song (the Haggada of Pesach) mentions, that the tiny (in comparison to the rest of the world) Jewish people has been persecuted for annihilation in every generation, and scattered all over the globe, unlike any other nation or people,,,,and yet.....alive, well, thriving....and rebuilding the Kingdom! :)
March 11, 2013 2:27 PM
The Rabbi spoke with such love of Judaism, it was joyful to listen to. The whole video brought tears to my eyes. Am Yisrael Chai!
March 10, 2013 9:36 PM
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL VIDEO!
Hershy Orenstein, of Elazr,
March 7, 2013 10:44 AM
Greater Miracles Today
Look today, to name two, at:either- the economic crisis afflicting Eisov- the gas finds of Israelor- EU/USA support of our enemies- the infighting in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq (Sunni/Shiite)Recognise TODAY the open miracles of the Almighty,
March 7, 2013 9:19 AM
Not "the music of Yaakov Shwekey" at all.
Thanks for the amazing video.Please note Shwekey has a great voice, but the music belongs to the brilliant Yonatan Razel.
March 12, 2013 2:18 AM
Beautiful music written by Yonatan Raizel.
I'm very happy to see this inspiring video again this year, but it's time to retitle it & give proper credit to the composer.
March 6, 2013 10:59 AM
Razel, not Shwekey
A wonderful message, but a minor comment: The singer is Yaakov Shwekey, but the music was written by Yonatan Razel. "האומר דבר בשם אומרו מביא גאולה לעולם"
February 27, 2013 12:22 PM
Tears In My Eyes
This video should be more famous. It's exquisite--a masterpiece!
May 4, 2012 4:47 AM
Excellent and moving!
Kudos to Rabbi Goldstein! A very moving film. Inspirational!
April 14, 2012 12:20 AM
Just amazing, beautiful!
Increíble y hermoso!
April 11, 2012 2:41 AM
i am greatull to all the things we have come to . yes your web site page enliten up the souls who are in search of identity and yet proud of our heritage may G-d bring us all clarity and light to see in our eyes the goodness in all and everything.
April 10, 2012 7:45 PM
This deserves a standing ovation!!! Encore....encore!! Yasher Koach for delivering such an impacting message!!
April 10, 2012 6:39 PM
a wonderful video! kol hakavod for producing something so inspiring, and to the Rabbi for his amazing presentation. thank you.
April 10, 2012 5:03 AM
Vahavta lraecha kamocha
Renewing the covenant-including avodah-working daily to improve our connection with and awareness of a loving G-d and working daily to love each and every Jew as we love ourselves/as we want to be treated.
April 9, 2012 5:42 PM
Taanis Tzibbur as a response
A Tannis Tzibbur (public fast) throught the world's Jewish communities should be one of the responses to the threats to our people.
April 8, 2012 8:17 PM
recognize the miracle
There are too many of our people that do not recognize the state of Israel.As the good Rabbi pointed out that 3 years after the holocaust the Jews fended off the unbelievable odds against them to hold on to the new State-as they did again in just 6 days in June '67.Can these Torah learning Jews be so blind as to not see the true hand of Hashem?
April 10, 2012 12:19 AM
recognizing the miracle
It is not that they don't see the amazing miracles. It's that they don't agree with the fact that the garment is not lead by DasasTorah- Torah wisdom, and therefore it appear that they are not recognizing the miracles. But a sincere learning Jew sees the hand of G-d in everything and sees all the amazing miracles happening daily!
April 10, 2012 7:48 PM
so lets focus on the Jews that do recognize Israel
Israel is real!! Thats all we have to know & believe!!
April 5, 2012 9:46 PM
Couldn't stop crying from beginning to end.
No words to describe this film. Thank you.
April 5, 2012 4:09 PM
Beautiful, Inspirational, Wonderful!
Thank you for all the efforts and creativity that went into this masterpiece.
Is there a transcription available of Rabbi Goldstein's speech?
Wishing you a happy Yom Tov.
April 6, 2012 1:16 PM
See point number 5 on this page for transcript.
February 17, 2013 6:52 PM
April 5, 2012 7:08 AM
Time to take the next step
This is a beautiful film but it stops short of the ultimate step of renewal. At this point in history there is no need to grow Torah learning all over the world. It is time to pack up the Yeshivot and Batei Knesset and come back to the Land of Israel. This is indeed the time of miracles and the greatest one now is that there is nothing stopping a Jew from coming home other than his own desire to stay away. All gates are unlocked because it is time for the Geula. We're waiting for you.
January 29, 2013 10:37 PM
I beg to differ
Unfortunately, I believe you missed the whole point of this presentation. "Vehi Sheamda" - It is the covenant that has kept us close to G-d. "Im Lo Berisi Yomam Volaila Chukos Shamayim Vaaretz Lo Samti" The Torah is at the heart of the Jewish People. This is not to belittle the mitzvah of living the Eretz Yisrael (i live there myself), however the Torah is Kneged Kulam- equal to all the mitzvot.
February 17, 2013 6:59 PM
Well said, except for "I believe" for there are many, many thousands who recognize the truth you expressed (even I, who has not yet merited to make aliyah).
April 4, 2012 5:28 PM
watching this video gave me chills. thank you so much
April 4, 2012 4:28 PM
April 4, 2012 3:24 AM
April 4, 2012 3:14 AM
Gevalt how true! May our hearts receive what our eyes and ears have seen, Amen. To my Jewish Brothers and Sisters on earth - Happy and Healthy Passover!
April 3, 2012 9:15 AM
A truly wonderful and inspirational video
April 2, 2012 10:58 PM
April 2, 2012 9:55 PM
Wow, thank you so much, your message was so moving and so appropriate, after the terriable things that have happened. Thanks for your guidance in how to believe and the meaning of vhe shemada.
April 2, 2012 9:34 PM
...... but to be fair, the music comes from Yonatan Raizel. He's the brilliant artist who composed it, even if Shwekey bought the rights to it.
April 2, 2012 5:38 PM
We are miracles!
Thank you very much. This is so good and so true!
April 2, 2012 5:38 PM
This was one of the most beautiful emotional videos I have seen in a long time. Thank you so much Rabbi Goldstein - I'd love to hear more...
Keith R. Kelley,
April 2, 2012 11:25 AM
Wonderful history lesson, re the 'greater' miracle.
Thank you for such an enlightening presentation. I lived through the WW2 but we had no idea of the atrocities brought against hashem's special race of people. Only after the Allied Forces victories,did we even begin to comprehend the price you paid. And we aare aware that the end is not yet. We pray that the Nations gathered around your borders will not be able to afflict your nation without experiencing the wrath That Jehovah Elohim has promised your enemies. I remeber the Six Day Event. Only He could deliver you so miraculously.
Again Thank you.
April 2, 2012 6:06 AM
give credit where credit is due
What a wonderful, uplifting clip. Thank you! I would like to point out that the incredible music heard was written and arranged by Yonatan Razel. Yaacov Shwekey sings the song movingly and beautifully, as usual. A chag kasher v'sameach to all!
April 2, 2012 4:48 AM
THANK YOU SO MUCH! GUESS THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT JEWS NEVER GIVE UP:)
April 2, 2012 3:30 AM
After reading so much negative press and world opinion about Israel, it is refreshing to hear such an uplifting speech about what
is the true destiny of the Jewish nation.
April 2, 2012 2:35 AM
Am Yisroel Chai!
April 2, 2012 1:23 AM
there is only one word.......
April 1, 2012 8:38 PM
Very moving - thank you
A masterly approach to Jewish history in a very short video. More strenght ot your arm!
April 1, 2012 7:46 PM
What an incredibly powerful video! It's great to be reminded we - and everything around us - are part of His plan.
April 1, 2012 4:39 PM
this is a wonderful video, very inspiring! I came out in goose pimples.
April 1, 2012 2:37 PM
Once again Aish does a phenomenal job of inspiring us and bringing us closer to the Almighty. Thank you, thank you.
April 1, 2012 2:36 PM
Very moving and inspiring
Wow, this puts everything in perspective! Thank you Rabbi Goldstein. This is a beautiful video.
April 1, 2012 7:00 AM
Please post everywhere!
An absolutely fabulous video!
March 28, 2012 12:55 AM
Thanks for the wonderful message, makes me feel happy and proud to be a member of the holy nation.
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