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July 17, 2010
March 20, 2012 10:59 AM
Shame he was known as a clown
I have never heard Charlie Chaplin talk and certainly not heared such powerful oration. If he had not established himself as being a master clown, these words might have been taken seriously and he might have become a powerful, influential leader. It seems that we have a vivid illustration here of what the Talmud teaches us that one drop of frivolity can push aside a wealth of positive achievement. Just imagine if he had taken HIMSELF seriously. Other people might have done so too. Yes, he cheered up many people with his professional clowning, but was that a fair payoff compared to what he COULD have achieved? I don't know and I am not the one to judge him. Suffice to say we all need to take stock of what we do and realise that we make choices in life. Sometimes we think we can do good by one action whereas we might achieve more by applying ourselves more positively elsewhere. As Rabbi Salomon might say "Something to Think About"
August 10, 2010 6:02 PM
great speach but...
yes he mentions G-d but he is a jew quoting the new testament - "The seventeenth chapter of luke"
Patty Ann Smith,
July 28, 2010 11:45 PM
Only people that aren't loved hate"
One statement he made stood out to me,
"Only people that aren't loved hate" This is the problem the people that aren't loved are not loved because they can only think of their self, in their mind "its all about me", If only they could think of others and use the golden rule
"Do unto others as you would have others do unto you!"!.
July 24, 2010 3:19 AM
Families of the World
God, was a part of Chaplin's message. Even if not mentioned, we know that the Torah was offered to all the people. The ideas are there. We, the people have the responsibility to respect one another. Yes, the Nationalism that Hitler encouraged described the German people as the Master Race. Every Jew knows that there is no such thing. Since the Diaspora,Jews have lived all over the world. We have learned that all nations have its high minded people as well as its foolish ones. Chaplin's idealistic speech ,calling for one world is difficult to project. People have all they can do to take care of their little families. If we micro -manage successfully, we then can be free to extend ourselves further. When you think of it, there is one God and so there is one world and we are the caretakers,
July 22, 2010 6:22 PM
Charlie Chaplin Film
if only we all could express such a statement.
July 21, 2010 5:18 PM
wow, very good message
Wow! That was a very good message.
If only that was Hitler's message to his minions. What a different world we might have today!
With a true bond to Hashem, we all must seek to see what our part of the solution is, each of us, individually.
July 20, 2010 4:47 AM
great speech, thats what our leaders of today should be preaching, instead of indirectly focusing attention on if Israel cooperates and keeps giving in, the world will be at peace.. just another way of back door propaganda, that we should wake up and see!!
July 19, 2010 9:57 PM
Two Amens. Hashem is the only way, for man.
Two Amen. Hashem is the only way, for man.
July 18, 2010 7:02 PM
spoken like a true idealist,yet Chaplin did not mention that without Hashem,none of it can be realized.As we've seen since the defeat of the Third Reich,as we've developed more technology, none of it has made the world better,because we cannot do it without Hashem.
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