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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.
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The Arabs of Egypt are screaming for the rights that the Arabs in Israel already have.
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How to bring more love and joy into your own marriage.
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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.
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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.
Summing up the Purim holiday: They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat.
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.
September 10, 2011
September 30, 2011 1:40 AM
I love it
When we need a excuse ,we are realy good ,thank you Hashem !!!!!
Chaya Cuevas Cohen,
September 16, 2011 3:12 AM
I think I've heard that one before!
As a teacher of many years I believe I may have heard every possible excuse for why a student did not meet his or her responsibility. I love this video and will show it from now on to each student who proffers up an excuse. Thank you Aish for bringing this to my attention. I am sure there are many other teachers out there who feel the same way. Kudos to the athlete in the video. He is a true hero.
September 14, 2011 12:56 PM
I wish I never said that
How often do we all say at least one of those excuses? NOT just because we're too _____(fill in the blank) to play sports or exercises a little more. But every part of our lives are filled with such silly little excuses. Being part of the Jewish people means that we live as a driven people. May we all learn the lesson that giving into excuses is just a watered down way of life. Just do it.
September 13, 2011 3:52 PM
What a motivating commercial !
What a life changing message.
I am so grateful you brought this to Aish,com.
'I never would have seen this otherwise since we do not have a TV. THANK YOU!
September 13, 2011 2:19 PM
I Love This
Just do it indeed! What a great commercial - and public service. By the way, that man is not pretending to be a wheelchair user for the ad. Roll it Brother!
September 13, 2011 12:51 PM
That was unreal...Thank you, Hashem!!!
Myriam S. Gabbay,
September 12, 2011 6:23 PM
Lesson for Life
Wow! What a lesson for us all! Finally using the power of TV and advertising to teach us all a worthwhile lesson in life!
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