Join 400,000 Aish subscribers
Get Email Updates
Like Solomon Northup, Esther could not reveal her true identity.
Purim is the opportune time to work on piercing through the darkness and strengthen your connection to God.
Children went from being our employees to our bosses, replacing responsibility with entitlement.
The Arabs of Egypt are screaming for the rights that the Arabs in Israel already have.
Eighteen years after a series of deadly terror attacks leading up to Purim, a unique quilt helped stitch together broken hearts.
My groovy, let's-all-make-aliyah theme song that describes the various major redemption moments of the past century.
Matthew McConaughey and finding God in mysterious places.
Where is our shame?
Our eldest son is acting out in strange ways. Is this a passing phase or a cry for help?
Sometimes it is through the darkness that we can bring out our greatest light.
There’s an Esther, Haman and Mordechai in all of us.
Exploring the mystical underpinnings of this misunderstood concept.
How to bring more love and joy into your own marriage.
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.
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.
Independent sources confirm many of the major and minor characters of the Bible.
Dressing modestly states: I am defined by who I am inside, not by what I look like on the outside.
Purim teaches us to appreciate the world's awesome beauty, amidst so much chaos and horror.
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.
How to find God.
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.
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?
Purim and your unique role in life.
A big picture overview capturing the meaning and joy of the holiday.
The only failure is not trying.
November 13, 2010
April 10, 2013 11:26 AM
TRULY SWEET STORY
I DON'T THINK I'D HAVE THAT IN ME!
N from B,
June 7, 2011 2:13 AM
I think that the title should've been "giving away the jackpot" rather, "making a wise investment"
November 22, 2010 3:51 PM
If I won the lottery
I would give 100% of it to Migdal Or.
November 22, 2010 7:13 AM
I do not want to take away from the greatness of their act at all. I just have some comments on the comments. #6DD - On lawsuits - first of all they said that they also gave to family, but more than that, Canadians do not have the "sue everybody" mentality that seems to be popular in the USA. #8 - they did not say that it went to pay for Cancer treatments, again, we are talking about Canada, full socialized medicine. And #9 the Pastor - Judaism recognizes that different folks have different shares of physicality in this world, there are poor and there are rich, but everyone is equal when they come together to pray. I don't think that you are going to help the world's suffering people by giving away $11M, it doesn't hurt, but it doesn't fix the problem and the problem doesn't need fixing like that. Suffering people need one on one attention.
November 17, 2010 10:20 PM
They are so real!
Pastor Daniel Dedmon,
November 17, 2010 3:16 PM
Give and it shall be given
Though I am not certain what the true motive was for giving up such an amount of money.(Government). I do know that for me, I would have to let the money work for G-d. There are so many hurting people, who are destitute and hungry. How can we say we love Hashem, only to ignore the needs of His people; especially our Jewish families, as well as all who are made in the image of G-d. How much would I keep? Very little, Why? Because you cannot out give G-d I pray that more people would be their brothers keeper, helping one another, and loving one another as G-d loves us. .
November 17, 2010 9:33 AM
Full of Heart & Charitable people
Good for them. They have teir prioities right and they were responsible enough to leave over for themselves to cover her cancer treatments.
November 16, 2010 10:20 PM
Its so amazing when people realize that true happiness is being happy with what you have, and that the things that are important in life are not money or fame.
November 16, 2010 8:15 PM
Wasted!! (NOT) :)
Of course when I entertain fantasies about winning a lottery I definitely plan in lots to tzedaka, but the whole shebang? Hmmm. Of course their priorities are exemplary, but if they have any kids (read that "potential heirs"), can you not foresee possible upcoming lawsuits claiming that these folks were not in their right minds when they gave it all away? Such is society today... My 2 favorite parts of this video, aside from of course the wonderful lesson of givingness in this couple:(1) The reporter saying :"The car still works." and (2) the rotary telephone!!! Did you see it?? Maybe the last one in existence! Along with this type of person.
November 16, 2010 8:07 PM
You know the story. "You can't take it with you." "Lay up treasure in heaven where moth and rust does not corrupt."
November 16, 2010 5:30 PM
It is more blessed to give than to receive
That was very inspiring. It sets a positive example on how to live, really according to how the Torah teaches.
I hope more people, myself included, can be more generous toward people in need and not forget to remind them that it's really all from G-d.
November 16, 2010 5:15 PM
they have their priorities right. good health to them.
November 14, 2010 9:14 PM
G-d bless them...
May G-d Bless this couple and give them long, healthy and happy lives. May they be an inspiration unto all of us.
November 14, 2010 10:11 AM
This should be mandatory viewing in every high school across North America.
Display my name?
Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.
What do you love about Israel?
An anti-Israel group is advancing a conspiracy theory that Jews control the Internet. If true, the Internet would look something like this…
Sean Penn helped rescue businessman Jacob Ostreicher from Bolivia. Let’s thanks Penn and these other lesser known heroes.
These classic jokes are quintessentially Jewish and put me into hysterics.
Get in the Purim mood with this fun music video celebrating miracles.
His thinking on Iran, Palestinians and reaching a peace deal.
The origin and meaning of some of the most common Jewish names for girls.
Who will be awarded the Golden Hamentaschen? YOU decide!
Jewlarious is holding a competition to find the best Jewish joke and we want you to tell it.