Join 400,000 Aish subscribers
Get Email Updates
The agony of not knowing.
A chilling Malaysia Air Flight 370 story.
How to bring more love and joy into your own marriage.
Mahmoud Abbas and Iran show their true colors this week.
Like Solomon Northup, Esther could not reveal her true identity.
Eighteen years after a series of deadly terror attacks leading up to Purim, a unique quilt helped stitch together broken hearts.
Children went from being our employees to our bosses, replacing responsibility with entitlement.
Matthew McConaughey and finding God in mysterious places.
Where is our shame?
How to find God.
Purim is the opportune time to work on piercing through the darkness and strengthen your connection to God.
Sometimes receiving a sign that God is orchestrating events can transform one’s life.
It’s Purim time, is everyone happy? If not, try these tools with your kids.
If it is, here’s an important Purim silver lining.
This Purim express your love for one another with delicious, life-enhancing cuisine.
Three keys to peering into the soul of the person you’re dating.
Although they mean well, these three words are like a knife digging deeper into my heart.
7 tips on how to really thrive while being single.
Delve into some mind-boggling concepts in this exploration of the Jewish definition of God.
Read each word carefully... and all its secrets will be within your grasp.
Is God needed to create the universe?
Practical and relevant insights on the weekly parsha.
Advanced-level midrashic and Kabbalistic illuminations on the weekly parsha.
Lessons, stories and discussion questions for parents and kids.
An in-depth video series exploring Esther’s true role in the Purim story.
Watch the Purim story come alive.
Amazing infographic to SHARE with your friends and family about Judaism's most fun holiday.
There’s an Esther, Haman and Mordechai in all of us.
You voted for the three best jokes of the year and here they are!
With the Sochi Olympics now over, let’s go back 100 years and imagine what a Russian “Olympics” in these shtetls would have really looked like.
Are you surprised to hear an Academy Award winning actor thank God so publicly?
My groovy, let's-all-make-aliyah theme song that describes the various major redemption moments of the past century.
Purim and your unique role in life.
A big picture overview capturing the meaning and joy of the holiday.
March 21, 2009
May 7, 2012 2:11 PM
Yes, we quite simply take much too much for granted. We should all appreciate much more all the blessings that G-d has put into this world and use them all properly. When we get them, say "Thank you G-d for making my life so much easier than it could have been"
May 28, 2010 5:11 PM
The Truth and nothing but the Truth of American Lives...
This guy is totally telling the truth. The next generation is getting so spoiled by our "amazing" technologies, literally taking everything for granted. Even I WAS spoiled. No wonder Americans get so fat, sleek and so ungrateful for the things we have, that most people DON'T have in other countries. It was God who gave us riches, not us, since everything is His. The Truth and nothing but the Truth of American Lives...
April 21, 2009 10:56 AM
I remember when it was a big deal if your neighbor had a blue princess phone and you still had the old heavy black one.
April 14, 2009 6:19 PM
I am a senior and I can remember when there was no TV, computers or cell phones. We really have it made today, but if you have grown up with all this, you have no conception of life before. The kids today are so very lucky to have all the modern facilites and the sad part, is they do not appreciate it, as it has always been there for them.
April 14, 2009 3:52 AM
this is very ironic. im only 19 and im amazed when i see these 9 year old kids holding blackberry! why in the world would he need that?! and i think that we should stop every once in a while and allow yourself to be amazed at a fax and a television at the internet! i dont think you need to ecstatic every time your on a plane or the men in white coats will take you away but a little appreciation WILL make us much happier!
April 2, 2009 5:16 AM
My reality check came the other day when my internet was down and I really needed a phone number and I could NOT find it in the Yellow Pages. It was probably one of the most confusing hard things I've done in a VERY long time. But I can completely reformat computers, use a pocket pc, and do analytic geometry and calculus. Something's gotta give people...
April 1, 2009 6:15 PM
I definitely agree with that guy. He was really funny, and he has a really good point. He put it in such an obvious way. His wake up call is that we are spoiled and we don't appreciate the miracles that are literally all around us. With all of the expansive opportunities we have today, we should take more advantage of it and use it for the greater good.
March 29, 2009 12:25 AM
Love it. So funny.
March 27, 2009 12:23 PM
We definitely are a spoiled generation. Lets pledge to change our excessive ways.
March 27, 2009 2:58 AM
Change Your Perspective, "Mon"
Oh, great! It's so easy to kvetch, and always! So, this take on modernity made me realize the miraculous conveniences that I have taken for granted. I think that I will start looking at everything differently. NOt only will I feel better, but so will everyone around me.
March 26, 2009 5:43 PM
this is so true
I remember everything he was talking about, and it is true we are spoiled. He is historical.
March 25, 2009 9:21 PM
This guy's so funny. He's right on too. Yeah, I'm 27 and feel that my cohorts and I could very well be "the crappiest generation of spoiled idiots." rotfl.
March 25, 2009 8:58 PM
The comedian is Louis CK. Very funny guy, so true what he is saying.
March 25, 2009 8:58 PM
Remember when you paid off your bills at home ?
Each week the salesperson, inurance agent, milkman, household goods whole-saler etc, would would come to the door for your small payment towards
a bill,at times with coffee & a chat.
March 25, 2009 8:40 PM
what millenials appreciate
Generation Y, aka the Millenials, born after 1980, as myself, tend to take various technologies for granted. Even so, I do remember dial-up Internet, and I do not miss that at all, given that the Internet became popular in 1995 when I was in middle school...As for those who consider themselves "the greatest generation", I have never came across a millenial saying that their generation is the best. I would imagine many older people of earlier generations born in the early 20th century would boast that they are "the greatest generation", and may point out what is "wrong" with the generations after them with the baby-boomers, generation x, and millenials. Even so, our elders are to be respected with all their collective experience and memories.
March 25, 2009 2:43 PM
Anyone remember the non-electric Typewriter?
I started handwriting letters, then progressed to a typewriter which was NOT electric. When electrical typewriters were invented(no push bar to get to next line!!) I thought it was the state of the art. Now I live in e-mail time - no retyping whole pages because of a single spelling mistake, no folding papers to go into envelopes, no walking to the post office for stamps. What's next - mental telepathy for everyone!!!?? - we'll have to learn to have only nice thoughts! Wouldn't that be wonderful - sigh! Too much like wishful thinking?
March 25, 2009 2:13 PM
wow - never realised that people used to hate a zero.
March 25, 2009 12:56 PM
it's all a matter of what you are used to
My kids complain that the microwave takes SO long. They don't understand what I find funny about that!
March 25, 2009 12:46 PM
Remember It Well
I remember party telephone lines, my father telling stories about being a "telephone message runner at his uncle's store", when most people did not have phones. The last century brought more inventions and changes than ever. We were amazed by almost everything. Even airconditioning in movie theaters was unheard of when I started going. Today at home and in our cars. WOW!
March 25, 2009 2:16 AM
who is the guest?
Does anyone know? He is so right. I was just telling my children- we did hate dialing numbers with zeros!
March 25, 2009 12:46 AM
This video was hilarious and fun to watch.
March 24, 2009 10:25 PM
Chasidic Jewish philosophy and I believe in Hinduism there is the belief that the world is created anew each moment. Every moment should be some awe, awesome.
March 24, 2009 9:28 PM
I liked what I heard.
I never quite thought about it like that. A miracle happens to us every day and we don't see it. Thank you for your humor and insight.
March 24, 2009 9:21 PM
I remember the times before the telephone!
Before the telephone we had Telegram Delivery Boys who came to you home by bike If you got one of those delivered, you were frightened to open it as it usually held bad news!!
March 24, 2009 8:41 PM
I love this guy - so so true - I'm gonna make my kids watch this (maybe)
David S. levine,
March 24, 2009 1:24 PM
All In Perspective
He certainly put things in perspective (except for airline delays [and baggage losses]). And, things will improve over time even more!
March 24, 2009 1:16 PM
THat Guy is SO ME!!! My kids tease me about it, but also know I'm right. I am still very vocally amazed about stuff like the wonder of a fax transmission!! But did you see Conan's reaction? Watch it again. it's like (facial expressions and body language say it all) "Oh I totally never thought that way." He's probably thinking "Man I've just been put in my place. I'm one of those spoiled kids of this generation." He really looked uncomfortable, if you ask me. Also, isn't he the one that put out that movie that is so bigotted against religious people, something like "Religiculous?" In that case he's anyway a miniscule piece of pollution that could never pay enough rent to live on this earth.
September 5, 2011 6:28 PM
it wasn't him
but it was someone who looked like him...i can't quite recall his name--that guy who did that film was a "journalist" not a talk show host.
March 24, 2009 12:23 PM
An eye opener even for those of us of the "older" generation!
Even though those of us in our late seventies and eighties certainly remember when none of today's goodies were available, we do need a wake-up call now and again just to remind us how advanced our technologies have become. Sure can't agree with much of the younger generation's lifestyles but it is what it is!
March 24, 2009 12:21 PM
FACT: HUMOR IS NOT FUNNY IF IT ISN'T BASED ON TRUTH.
This fellow is so right on because he presents the truth with the paradox. None of us can be amazed if we haven't lived 'the TRUTH'. None of us can fully appreciated 'the parting of the sea' during the Eqyptian escape because, dah, we weren't there. History and its study is the foundation of the survival of the Jews.
March 24, 2009 12:05 PM
Soo true. This generation wants anything and everything to be instant. As a teacher in middle school I see less and less time invested in waiting for something to get done, or thinking things out.Children and adults complain and find falt with everything.
March 24, 2009 11:17 AM
its all relative
A hundred years ago someone would groan that he had to go to the corner pump, when 2,000 years ago he would have had to shlep to a well or river. The faster life moves, the more impatience. Race of the Red Queen.
March 24, 2009 6:11 AM
This is great!
This guy has such a great perspective! I loved this!
March 23, 2009 7:10 PM
The whole point of Jewlarious is that you can learn serious messages through humor!
March 23, 2009 3:20 PM
We have so much and yet we take it all for granted!
March 23, 2009 12:52 PM
Great medicine, I feel I can go to Chicago.... chucks!
March 23, 2009 10:47 AM
March 23, 2009 10:18 AM
to mary: comedy gets people to listen . if there was no comedy brought in then nobody and that includes you and me would listen.and that what makes comedy so funny its all true
March 23, 2009 4:39 AM
this guy is serious, i dont understand why people are laughing and think its a comedy
March 22, 2009 10:52 PM
Yes, I would have to agree that we have become ungrateful.
March 22, 2009 1:14 PM
Funny and true
Display my name?
Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.