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My groovy, let's-all-make-aliyah theme song that describes the various major redemption moments of the past century.
Although they mean well, these three words are like a knife digging deeper into my heart.
His thinking on Iran, Palestinians and reaching a peace deal.
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Purim teaches us to appreciate the world's awesome beauty, amidst so much chaos and horror.
Defining faith, belief and knowledge.
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Amazing infographic to SHARE with your friends and family about Judaism's most fun holiday.
Purim and your unique role in life.
Summing up the Purim holiday: They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat.
Sean Penn helped rescue businessman Jacob Ostreicher from Bolivia. Let’s thanks Penn and these other lesser known heroes.
An anti-Israel group is advancing a conspiracy theory that Jews control the Internet. If true, the Internet would look something like this…
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A big picture overview capturing the meaning and joy of the holiday.
The only failure is not trying.
Understanding the wisdom of Judaism's most important prayer. An Aish.com Film
September 10, 2011
September 16, 2011 1:35 AM
Great Job. Keep up the good work!
Great job. The video quality is well done. Great message too. Stay encouraged.
September 15, 2011 7:58 PM
Great Video! I saw it as part of "Day to Disconnect" - Oct. 2nd. I registered for it at unplugreconnect.com It's really such a timely idea.
September 15, 2011 2:41 PM
Really important comment on social interaction today. People should be talking more, making eye contact, and texting less. It makes a difference in world views.
September 12, 2011 1:31 PM
There is a time for everything under the sun......
Time to plug and time to unplug..............
September 12, 2011 3:45 AM
Imagine if I had more than 25 hours ( minus 2 hours of shul friday night, 9 hours sleep, 4 hours at shul in the morning, 1 1/2 hour nap, 1 hour learning with chavrusa, 2 hours at shul for mincha maariv = ONLY 5 1/2 hours) with my husband what an amazing marriage we could have... :)
September 11, 2011 7:24 PM
what a pity that the phone has become more important than the people around us
September 11, 2011 6:38 PM
I enjoyed the short film on unplug/disconnect.
I think I am one of the last holdouts f/no cell phone & texting.
I always say the only one that I have to be available to 24/7
is the one above. with no roaming,evening hrs. or weekend
plans. And the reception is always clear-with no "Can you hear me now!! MK from Far Rockaway
September 11, 2011 6:13 PM
Great idea- but- I was able to spend the last few minutes of my mother-in-law's life, with her, due to the call I received at work that she'd had a massive stroke. She was able to understand and daven with me for just a few minutes before she lost consciousness. Sure hope nothing like this happens while everyone disconnects. Why can"t we learn to use these wonderful tools responsibly and reasonably.
September 13, 2011 3:20 PM
Ah...that's the point... you DID disconnect
therefore you were able to enjoy those moments!
all you did is use the phone for it's intended purpose and moved on.
May your good choices also serve for an aliyah for your MIL's soul.
September 18, 2011 10:04 AM
yes......agreed....you dont always have to answer the phone.....a little willpower goes a long way!!
September 11, 2011 5:42 PM
During the week, we need to remember to take time to put down the gadget for awhile and pay attention to others
September 11, 2011 4:53 PM
Wow this video is very powerful, especially when they have everythiing moving without the person seeing the people its kind of freaky! thanks!
September 11, 2011 3:09 PM
My students saw it
I teach a double lever classroom (4-5) in a French elementary school in CANADA and I wanted the kids to see that advertisement. It really had an positive impact on them and many wanted to discuss about it. That's great !
September 11, 2011 2:14 PM
Certainly for Religious Jews
Lisa, my understanding of the campaign is to create a full-time awareness plan. It isn't about SHUTTING down for 25 hours - it is about the remaining 6 days - to exercise control over our use of the gadgets so that sacrifice relationships and opportunities.
September 11, 2011 8:20 PM
It is a gr8 idea..just not for me!!! Enjoy!!
Thats called discipline....which we should have in ALL areas of our daily lives.......speech, food, how we spend our money.......and not just for one hour!! Our discipline of these areas should be a constant in our lives. But for those who want to turn off their phones & spend the time with family & friends.....WOW..then it is a great idea!!!!!
September 11, 2011 10:38 AM
Dont call me....I'll call you!!
Somehow I dont think "religious" Jews need this hour...we shut our phones off every week for at least 25 hours...and thats non negotiable!! We spend time with family & friends. But for those who think it's a worthwhile idea....yasher koach!!
September 11, 2011 2:31 PM
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