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July 26, 2009
June 14, 2010 2:41 PM
Thanks for this video!
wow.. this is one of the best videos ive ever watched.. thanks and G-d bless Israel!!
February 13, 2010 5:22 AM
Getting knowledge is good, to learn the Torah, and to pass that on, and also to pass on the desire to study it. There is alot in Jewish History, focusing on the victories, does help to know Hashem will always be there.
Tova Lea Loken Abraham,
November 13, 2009 4:12 PM
To SusanE - Mystique
I think you've missed the pabooint! This is the story of the JEWS -, THEIR HERITAGE! We have always been good in business BUT it happened after they got their freedom - from slavery! you should read the story of the jews - from the beginning and up till today. Maybe then you'll understand - Jewdaism is NOT about business , power and money!!!!!!
Tova Loken Abraham,
November 11, 2009 5:10 PM
One of the most touching videos I've ever seen! Thank you, Aish!
October 22, 2009 7:27 PM
Who is trying to Destroy the Jews? If they are in danger of disappearing from assimilation, it can't be blamed on persecution from the world . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Jews hold high positions and have high salaried careers in Finance, on Wall Street, in Fine Hospitals, prestigious Law Firms........these institutions all seem to open their arms to the Jews without any persecution. . . The Motion Picture Industry was built around Jewish values and Jewish humor.. Movie Moguls and Studio Heads were Jewish and could decide exactly the content and messages of the films that America and the rest of the world saw and to a large extent copied their lives after.. Same for Vaudeville, Broadway and then later Television. Now the Internet has become the media, and I can access Aish and Israel every day. . . Jews, few in numbers made a huge impact through the media. In this video one can see open worship at the Wall, one can see the Torah being held high in Public. Jews in Israel, Jews in America, are free and prospering. Isn't that a time for celebration and for looking forward?
We heard quotes in the video from 1890's and 1940's about the Jews. Who is talking about the Jews today and what are they saying? And is anyone listening to them and quoting them? Seems this would be revelant.
October 19, 2009 3:12 AM
The Jews have survived only because God has preserved them. That is the only reason they have no been destoyed by those around them. They are hated because God has set his name on them and he is their protector despite the fact they have turned their back on him repeatedly since before the destruction of the first temple.
October 18, 2009 4:48 AM
GREAT, yasher koach!!!
August 6, 2009 9:41 PM
This is a very well done inspiring clip. I appreciate all the effort Aish is doing to make more Jews aware of their identity and roots. Keep up your good work.
August 6, 2009 2:56 AM
an experience today
I am in one of the fastest growing suburban communities in the US. Today I went into a furniture store and was approached by a saleswoman commented on my kippah and quickly in hushed tones told me she was jewish. She was afraid the staff may find out because they are Iranian. She described to me their open anti-semitism in routine conversation and that she had never revealed to them that she was a Jew. After living half her life in this community... in the USA... she is talking in hushed tones. It may be her own paranoia but I feel it too. We are strangers in a strange land - if you don't see it now then it's time to open your eyes. Hashem is waiting for us all to open our eyes and connect. Hopefully he won't have to make it too obvious.
July 30, 2009 1:23 AM
This video is very touching (though not too surprising) about the survival of the Jewish people. As for me, even though I may not be the most observant Jew, I do feel obliged to marry Jewish, thereby minimizing assimilation in exile. This is furthermore the result of my Jewish soul, which i shouldn't take for granted, as I have the perfect DNA to carry on Jewish continuity as both my parents are Jewish - when fate had them, it was a miracle they got together and married in the early 1970's, because when they first met, they didn't know they were both Jewish. Thus, divine providence for the Jewish people, among others, is all around us. We must have hope and trust in G-d. Therefore, there are no coincidences in the universe - everything eventually falls in line with Hashem's divine plan upon Moschiach. I just hope that more Jews will marry Jewish, otherwise they are finishing off Hitler's work. So, nothing can be better for the Jews than uniting and finding their basherts amongst each other.
July 29, 2009 5:09 PM
This film was very moving and eye-opening. Tomorrow is Tisha B'av, a day when we Jews mourn the loss of our Bais HaMikdash, which was the start of our Exile. With G-ds help, may we recognize our power as Jews to bring about our Mashiach.
July 28, 2009 11:54 PM
The sounds and images make me want to go pray, and I feel blessed.
July 28, 2009 5:33 AM
The Jewish Mystique
This is an excellent film that every Jew, or any one contemplating conversion to Judaism, must see and meditate about.
Aharon Chaim Larson,
July 28, 2009 2:54 AM
Well done and thought provoking. p.s. I recognized my first gemorah rebbe's voice immediately :-) Thank you for everything!
July 27, 2009 9:37 PM
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