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December 3, 2012
December 24, 2012 10:05 AM
This applies to spousal abuse as well....if you react , the spotlight is on you....the bully's strategies are effective in deflecting the blame from where it truly belongs.
A very validating video for any victim of abuse who was looked upon as the "perp" at every attempt of self-preservation.
December 29, 2012 2:24 AM
C.D., your reply is brilliant as well.
Enemies buy into the lies of sinisterism.
When a person points a finger, three fingers on that same hand are pointing back at him. God planned that out well, didin't He!
December 17, 2012 2:19 PM
Holding Onto The Land
If an exile of 400-years was sufficient to bequeath the Jewish people such great emuna, how much more potent should an exile of 2,000 years have proven to be. One would think that the Jewish people can certainly not be far away from the emuna necessary to bring the final Redemption. Yet we are experiencing great difficulties in merely hanging on to a portion of the land of Israel. Why is this so? How can we explain such a total lack of emuna after such a long period of survival against great odds?
The truth is that the power of emuna hidden in the Jewish people is immense. The trouble with emuna is that we only push the switch that turns it on when we are convinced that there is no way to achieve our objectives according to natural law.
If we look at the history of modern Israel, it is clearly divisible into two parts. Before 1967 everything we touched turned to gold. Since then things haven't gone so smoothly to put it mildly.
This difference in our success in the outer world is entirely matched by the rise and fall of the power of emuna within us.
Before 1967, the power of our emuna was at full strength. Back then, we looked at ourselves as a people who had to survive against great odds through the strength of our faith and determination. The world has regarded us this way as well. Since then we've come to regard ourselves as a local superpower who is able to manage on its own. The world also treats us this way.
As our emuna has waned and so has our worldly success. The lessons of history are obvious. We have only to read the book.
December 6, 2012 10:31 AM
Teachers have always used the idiotic "ignore it and it'll go away" logic and punished the victim for fighting back
December 5, 2012 8:33 PM
That's it in a nutshell !
December 5, 2012 6:01 PM
Well depicted! Comical in this sense but truly hard to comprehend the logic behind this reality.
December 5, 2012 4:44 PM
For a world whose mentality is that of an elementary school child this explains it on their level.Do you really think they will get it??
November 21, 2013 9:13 PM
I repeat (for the third time in this website): a psychological analysis of the behavior of the Palestinian leadership yields an equivalent age of 3-4 years - toddler mentality. If the UN and other governmental bodies (including Israel's) dealt with them using this understanding, the picture would be ver different.
December 5, 2012 12:28 PM
The arabs have always been the biggest crybabies.
. They lost every war they started with Israel, then run crying to the UN for their marbles back. They are cowards, only brave when attacking unarmed innocents.
December 5, 2012 12:34 AM
Wow! What a video! It really does explain the Middle East conflict.
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For 2,000 years Jews have rejected the Christian idea of Jesus as messiah. Why?