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November 3, 2009
November 22, 2012 9:29 PM
was amazing and so true
October 23, 2012 9:06 PM
What a great message. So much of our time we hear a different message, one that calls us to succeed in ways that are measured by the size of our bank account or the power and prestige we manage to accumulate. Even if we already know what's really important, its so important to be reminded.
October 23, 2012 4:31 PM
the import of beauty
These words are beautiful, and there's a profound conundrum here and I will keep beating that drum, though on line, here, on Aish, I have no real idea if anyone ever read anything I wrote.
The question is: God doesn't need to ask these questions because God already knows and the curve ball in this, is that God wrote not parts of the entire story. That's what we mean by Divine Providence. That is how and why, what is emergent from the soup mix, this chicken soup for the soul, is paradox. I know, there has to be a learning curve built into a determinism, because I do know, the coincidences that do ring this small life, are off the charts, and truly the off Broadway, Hit Parade. I took a road and it took me to this place at this time, and there was no knowledge, really, except for these glowing "intimations" that the path was mine to follow as I did follow, the path. The path in empathy itself, and I have no doubt many others are on the same path, the road to compassion, the compass within the very word, our True North.
October 24, 2012 3:00 PM
Wow, that was awesome, Ruth ;-)
September 26, 2015 3:17 AM
G-d gave you a gift with words.Very poetic and poignant!
October 19, 2012 3:42 AM
I absolutely loved this video. I can't stop watching it. It really pinpoints what is important in life and how we get caught up.
Thanks so much!
August 29, 2012 2:27 AM
Just One Question From Me
How do you know?
October 24, 2012 6:12 PM
We all have a God-given intuition that tells us what things are important in life. This is why no one talks about the physical, monetary achievements at a funeral. (besides the fact that we have a document that was shared with millions of people who saw G-d reveal himself to them- a feat that no one else even attempts to claim. This is the Torah)
October 29, 2012 2:30 PM
The Just shall Live by FAITH, Not scientific facts.
November 2, 2012 1:38 PM
You ask a good question, Anonymous. As the film tells us - go ask more good questions to find the answers from good people. The more you ask the more YOU will know. Best wishes.
November 2, 2012 7:38 PM
that is great video .
July 3, 2014 8:13 PM
I also have a question
What are you here - watching this video, exploring this site, asking questions about god? Why do you that? When you'll answer that question, you would also nswer your own.
August 10, 2012 2:07 AM
YES, WHAT IS TRULY IMPORTANT IN THIS LIFE AND AFTER
Thanks for this very beautiful and inspiring video - How foolish we are at times, well I'll speak for myself, I get caught up in making it out there in the big bad world, plus as a women in this crazy society I tend to worry to much about the superficial things, yes,like beauty when our Loving God wants us to care much much more about our inner beauty. I do try hard to keep things in perspective, kindness, respect and love towards all of our Creator's creation is what is truly most important. When we stand before our Creator one day for a review of our life and what we did with it....hopefully we will be satisfied that we did our best with what we could. I think about this more now that I am getting older.
Blessings and Shalom to you
Thanks again for making us think!
July 23, 2012 2:18 AM
keep watching over and over!! Cant get enough!!
June 24, 2012 3:17 AM
Greeting Aish Partners
Beautiful , E'MET TIME SPENT TO DRAW CLOSER
STUDY HASEMS WORD AMEN, REFLECT WHAT REALLY IS IMPORTANT IN LIFE,WHAT YOU LEAVE BEHIND, ENCOURAGEMENT LOVE MERCY COMPASSION, MAKEING A DIFFERENCE, LISTENING LIVING THE TORAH FORGIVENESS
AMEN FOREVER IN HIS LOVE YAKOVA BE A BLESSINGS, NEVER TAKE ANYTHING OR ANYONE FOR GRANTED, BEING THANKFUL GRATEFUL
May 11, 2012 6:42 AM
What is? Important in life? I agree
April 2, 2011 6:30 PM
one's health is the most important aspect of one'e life. one's health can interfere with everything they want to accomplish. Money won't buy health. Health is a gift from Hashem. If you are healthy, every day you should thank Hashem....
July 21, 2011 9:19 PM
Health Is Not the Most Important
Health is not the most important thing is someone's life. Yes, it is terribly important, but health is not the be-all-and-end-all. A person with poor health can still do great things and make his life meaningful. In fact, some people in poor health do this better than people in great health! While we would all like good health, happiness, prosperity, and everything else good, we should remember that becoming close to G-d is the most important aspect in one's life. G-d won't ask why you weren't healthy; He'll ask why you didn't make your life meaningful whether or not you had good health.
October 19, 2010 9:19 PM
You guys really know how to get beautiful messages across. Thanks and keep up all your amazing work.
August 22, 2010 5:49 AM
i really im a fan of this website thank u for your effort
July 20, 2010 11:11 PM
This is so true and really makes me aware of what we are in this world for.
July 7, 2010 10:04 PM
Personally, I don't see baseball and spiritual growth as mutually exclusive.
November 8, 2012 3:52 PM
I don't think the video was suggesting they are (I don't think anything in the video is) all it is saying is they have nothing to do with what G-d is asking from you (mutually exclusive means the two things cannot happen at the same time) You could most defiantly care about the person you sitting next to at the baseball game.
June 17, 2010 7:39 AM
WOW. So Inspiring. Makes me think twice, what will he ask me when I get there...
June 11, 2010 2:28 AM
wow such a true reality check
June 10, 2010 9:35 PM
Beautiful! What an eye (and soul) opener!
January 10, 2010 9:25 PM
Thia brought tears to my eyes. How beautiful,and true. Another reason to love G-D and all He created.
Jonathan D. Rausch,
December 31, 2009 9:05 PM
Thanks again Rabbi Moshe Goldstein!
Everytime I watch this video I get something new out of it!
December 27, 2009 1:33 PM
I thought this was awesome and wanted to share it with you.
Jonathan D. Rausch,
December 22, 2009 8:04 PM
Wow - This opens you eyes!
Great video. Please keep them coming! Your friend in sunny South Florida.
September 23, 2009 5:38 AM
beautiful, touching, and you know it's true.
August 2, 2009 8:10 PM
Understanding what makes the right answers
Owesomely simple but powerful videp
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