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June 22, 2008 5:58 PM
This Scene Reminds Me Of Another One I Have Seen
In the movie Awakenings, there is a scene where patients who had not moved for decades became mobile. This movie shows us the type of enlightenment that comes from realizing Ha-Shem's true greatness. In the movie Awakenings, you see the happiness that can come out of this enlightenment. Remember that Ha-Shem is always there and that if you take even a small amount of time to open your eyes to Him, you will end up with positive results. Even a short amount of time can be beneficial to a great sense of enlightenment.
April 10, 2008 5:16 PM
I have recently come to the conclusion
ThatHASHEM is always with me . Before this I was to say the least anxious about my 60 years and what would come next in the journey of my life. my children are grown and I live by myself now. Gets lonely you know! Then I found Aish.com and now I find that I have an extended family that cAN MAKE me laugh ,cry, really inspired,and saying SHAMA at the wailing wall .I guess what i am trying to say is :Thank You Rabbi Weinstein for giving me a way to feel connected to a large congregation of Believers that keeps me involved and confident that I matter this is a blessing that when I was told I was disabled that I thought would not be possible. so thanks for being there. The Lords Hand outstreatched all the way to Fresno CA. you are appreciated SHalom May We have a memoriable Passover.Your student P.jenkins
March 31, 2008 2:13 PM
In bad times why can't we see God ?
In difficult times, When God is Hidden from us, it is because He wants us to see and concentrates on others, to take care of each other. The 2 greatest commandments are Love your God with all yourheart and soul and Love your neighboor as yourself. In this 2 commandments is all the Law (Maimonides).
March 25, 2008 3:29 PM
a state of mind and we are able to create, could this be a coincidence? meant, the movie. this is my favorite one. but coincidences are not, causuality is not, it is causal and this brought me a --reminder. as long as we are able to create life will bring better circumstances.
March 21, 2008 9:38 AM
I remind myself to always focus on one simple truth...My love for G_d should not be based on what He does for me but rather that it should be based on who G_d is!When I can't see G_d's hand it is then that I must trust His heart.G_d is always in control of even the details of my humble life. It ain't easy for me sometimes...We take care of my 81 year old father who has alzheimers, I had surgery last monday and they did a biopsy, my business has been very slow, bills are piling up but.....I shall trust the LORD G_d of Israel who is always able to deliver me from the lion's den. Had Joseph not been sold into slavery, Egypt and Joseph's family would have suffered terribly during the 7 year famine. The Holy Scriptures are the love sonnet of an Almighty, Holy and Righteous G_d to all human kind. Even to gentiles as I. Was not Ruth a gentile and yet G_d saved her and brought Boaz into her life as a kinsman redeemer. br>May this Passover remind us that G_d is faithful and is our deliverer even today amid troubled times.
March 19, 2008 5:54 PM
I have been down do long it looks like up........
After another bad day, I was seeking something to raise my eyes and heart....this did it. It is easy to see God when things are good. It is harder to see God in the dark. It doesn't mean I don't try. I do, because then I do not just want God around me, I need God near me.
March 19, 2008 3:42 PM
who says hidden?
I suppose "hidden" remains one's perception. G-d is in my life because I am alive and I have created my relationship alone with G-d. What is hidden is my own ineptness,not G-d.
March 18, 2008 8:19 PM
A bee Shuoldnt Fly
Once in class a physics lecture said;Do you know according to physics, a bee is shaoped in a way the aerodynamically it shouldnt nbe able to fly,One student spoke and said; Well sir Someone forgot to tell the bee!!I think like a bee just flies we should just trust in the power G-D
March 17, 2008 10:32 PM
G-d is All Around Us
I love this movie, everytime I watch I see something new, it helps me re-focus in life and noticing all the Blessing G-d has given me!
March 16, 2008 9:31 AM
Handfuls on Purpose
When G-d seems hidden from us, He gives us small things along the way. Ex. Like the other day, resenting a change in my career and a total reverse in lifestyle due to life changes produced from bad circumstance in which to be honest... tormenting my mind in "Where is G-d in all this?" I ...totally was loathing to go to my new job that day, exausted from all the thoughts of those who caused this, sat at my desk. One of the other secretaries showed me one of those calendars with the thought for the day concepts.(NOTE: She had no clue what was going on in my head) It said: Work is a blessing. Having a job and keeping our minds busy takes the load off our minds and relieving the stress of life, thus helping us cope. It was as if G-d Himself had spoken to me. I was able to file in my brain about going to this new job in the right perspective, and it let me know He knew how I was feeling. And it was true, though not the chosen occupation of the past, it was a blessing to be busy so I could forget the past and start anew. I have always accounted these small but very significant "Handfuls on Purpose, a way that when G-d seems hidden and bad things happen, he sends us tiny portions to let us know He is very much indeed mindful of us.
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Jon Stewart obviously doesn't know the meaning of Hanukkah. What would you tell him?
Sing along with these classic Chanukah tunes!