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Prince of Egypt

Prince of Egypt

The Passover miracles give us the chills. What miracles have happened to you that would give us the chills?

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Visitor Comments: 19

(19) suzzanne nemick, April 16, 2011 2:10 AM

this was fantastic......I loved it.

I thought instantly of the recent tsunami.....from Japan.....even here in Hawaii....the tide goes very far out and then comes rushing back in very fast...causing great damage..

(18) Y. Bennisson, April 13, 2011 11:03 PM

Authentic religious knowledgeable critique on video.

Sorry, but I too wholeheartedly agree with those who are very critical with the historical accuracy of this video. Point no: 1) Any religious Jew with rudimentary authentic Torah knowledge is aware of the fact that Biblical study of the written part of The Holy Torah is inseparable from The Oral Torah. For Mr. A. Crown to claim that the Medrash must not be shown can be true, but surely the film can not contradict the Medrash. In this video Moses is shown taking part of the role of Nachson Ben Aminadav. 2) Additionally, the Jews did not just barely escape death after the sea split. The Cloud of Glory separated the Jews from the Egyptians. According to the Medrash they had the opportunity to leisurely walk through the dry sea bed, and enjoy fruits that grew out miraculously from the walls of the sea. Only after the last Jew was safe on shore did the sea tumble back to destroy the Egyptian army. 3) Moses was over eighty years old at the time, surely by that time his beard was a bit whiter than what portrayed in the video. 4) Moses was told to stretch out his arm over the sea, and not told to smite the sea as he was told at the time of the plague of blood. Nor was he told at this time that "With this staff you shall do wonders" which was told to him much earlier. After the above I too agree that this is not the type of movie that should be shown on Jewlarious as I'm sure that the staff at Aish agrees to these basic facts. I guess it was shown using the excuse of artistic licence and for the lack of anything better. I don't feel that this justifies doing so being that it misinforms the audience with false facts. Keep up though all your good work !

(17) Akiva Crown, April 25, 2009 9:21 PM

Dear BY Girl: Perfect Clip For Jewlarious

The prince of Egypt is the most accurate film depiction of the story of the exodus. Also, while you bring up some good points you must know that there are different interpretations and explanations of what happened at the Red Sea. However, most of you complaints are just wrong. The Egyptians were stopped by a "Pillar of fire and cloud" which is what the swirly fire thing was. Also, the Jews did barely escape as the Torah says that the waters came down on the Egyptians as they "were coming behind them (Jews)" and before the Jews exited the sea, just like it was shown in the movie. As for the Nachson Ben Amidav story, that is a Medresh and certainly does not need to be shown as the biblical depiction of the Exodus. Anyway, with all that said, this clip is perfect for Jewlarious.

(16) BY girl, April 23, 2009 12:57 AM

Bad choice

I do not think this movie is a good choice to represent Yetzias Mitzraim. It portrays some contradictions to the Torah, which may leave some people with certain misconceptions. For example, Moshe did not stab his staff into the water to make it split. Additionally, the Jews did not just barely escape death from the mitzrim--the mitzrim were stopped by HaShem's cloud(which was not shown). Also, the part with Nachshon ben Aminadov jumping in was(inadvertantly, I'm sure) left out. And what was that cyclone-like firy thing? In conclusion, this is not the type of movie that should be shown on Jewlarious.

(15) Andrea, April 18, 2009 9:29 AM

Its the first time I ever seen this anime

I am a new believer about 5 years plus, my grandma just went to the LORD in a peaceful way. I want to say this the time is near and is very very near, let those who have ears to hear ear this. GOD BLESS everyone who sees this comments on this page.

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