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November 10, 2011 7:30 PM
This is absolutely brilliant. Lori, you know how to touch on topics that are so relevant. I want you to know that I forward your topics to my family and others just about every week.
Thank you so much!!
November 3, 2011 9:10 AM
One day not to far away
Your words ring true. I feel an intense force pulling me there - it is the almighty. I have felt it for many years - even before I truly realized why I was supposed to go, and why I belong there. It seems like that which I am enduring was always meant to be the catalyst to get me going. I work my mind day and night to do what needs to be done here before I make the eventual move to Israel.
November 3, 2011 4:22 AM
I too watch your videos weekly. I have stopped swearing since I heard you say that we have a finitre number of words allowed to us. I thought, " How cute " but it made a profound impact on me. I sing in a choir at a Chabad shule in Melbourne and regularly lead the mincha service in shule.
Kol Tov, David, Chiropractor, age 76.
November 2, 2011 7:40 PM
ok i'll try it!
I have had both positive and negative experiences sharing Jewish tradition and insights with my family and friends. I am baalet teshuva and the first time I made Shabbos dinner for my family, they were floored, everyone loved the food and really enjoyed making kiddish and lighting candles. On the other hand after the meal, they were not so thrilled about not turning on the t.v. I think we have to use our better judgement about when to share what we are learning with non-frum people, and always know when to back off. As observant Jews we must always be extra careful with everything we do to make sure we always act in ways that sanctify Hashem. Lori you have inspired me to give it another shot with a couple of people though! A couple bad experiences of reaching out to people has put me in a funk where I have stopped trying so much. Thanks to you're video, it gave me renewed zeal for sharing my learning!
November 2, 2011 7:11 PM
Have been returning home to my faith for awhile now and it is a blessing.
It is so important that people of my generation (products of the 60's) begin to realize how important it is for us to return home to our Jewish faith. I love your video I think it said it all. Thank you for sharing this with us. I have already forward the Aish.com web site to numerous friends and will continue doing so.
November 2, 2011 1:44 AM
I wish this were my experience
Unfortunately, I know from years of dealing with family members how contemptuous they are of observant Judaism. They think it's "stupid" or "extreme" (my wife and I Traditional-Conservadox, by the way, not frum), while they're highly respectful of any other religion besides their own. Forwarding articles and videos or giving books is met with resentment. I wish Mrs. Palatnik's experience were mine as well.
November 1, 2011 6:25 PM
Lori Almost Live has touched many lives
Thank you Lori for your insight and wisdom. I know many, many people appreciate your words and acts of kindness. I wish and pray that all Jews, especially in Israel, can hear you and come to know Him who is the source of true life and joy. It is sad to hear about the secularism, especially of the youth, in Israel. Here in the U.S. and Canada, we are so blessed. I pray that blessing on Israel too and that the youth of Israel may come to faith and practice of that faith and know the fullness which comes with it.
November 1, 2011 4:20 PM
I think of the Dvorak symphony in this context and the words, often sung, which are "Going home. Going home. I'm a going home." I listen to music from the composers of the world, and also Jewish music, of course. I am going to Paris to hear Daniel Kahn soon. His genius is the bringing of the music of our Yiddish past, all this history, into the present, and he makes everyone, stomp their feet, dance and want to sing.
He has a song that is about the terrors what happened to Jews caught unawares in the early days of the Holocaust, and uses the words, "An inner emigration". He meant, no one an touch one's roots, and they can remain within, even as the world is uprooted and destroyed, one's very home and sense of belonging.
Coming home is a deep concept, that does reverberate through time, for many peoples. I think, in welcoming others, who seem to have lost their way, or are feeling in need of roots, it is surely a great hearted thing, to bring them into the fold. Because we're all part of the big recipe, and we all do make the batter, delicious, and able to make those great Home Runs.
November 1, 2011 2:19 PM
Again, Lori, you've hit the nail square on the head!
October 31, 2011 2:22 AM
thank you this really helped because someone that wants to become more frum and in touch with Jewdiasm because she feels she wants to grow wants to befriend me and i didn't know where to start on helping her.this broke it down and made it simple
October 31, 2011 2:05 AM
my kid is also hard wired
i was touched by lori's blog about her chayal boded son speaking in israel at shabbat dinner. and lo and behold-my son, who is also a chayal boded, went to a jewish federation shabbat dinner in tel aviv last friday night and he also spoke about why he joined the israeli army! kids are like sponges, they absorb everrything while they're growing up and demonstrate it as they mature and grow. baruch hashem!
October 30, 2011 10:17 PM
Lori, love your videos, This year we are questioning, we lost a lovely boy of 21, an honor student in college, This was one of my grand nephews. Why??? Why???
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