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August 28, 2010
September 24, 2014 2:44 AM
I agree but..
Very inspiring video and moving about the power of our actions and how we can change the world- but why does eveyone on it have to be Jewish or Jewish context? The message is the same, but there are so many inspiring deeds by people of all backgrounds that I feel its a bit unneccessary to focus solely on the life changing enacted by Jewish people
September 22, 2014 1:23 PM
Wow! What a brilliant and touching video that was! While we may not be doing the same things as the folks who were profiled, we can all do SOMETHING in the name of tikun olam. Shana Tova.
September 12, 2014 2:07 AM
The tipping point !
What a moving presentation ! I am a So grateful to receive such an inspiring , educative news letter . It enriches my soul and makes me look at life and so many experiences it offers in a new light . This video stirred my soul and I intend to be more mindful .
September 9, 2014 5:52 PM
Tipping the Point video
Why would anyone be surprised? The Jews, especiially the Jews of Israel, are like no others. "Who is like you, Israel". Nowhere in this world is there a People who have accomplished the difficult, the awesome, the heroic. "WHO IS LIKE YOU, ISRAEL". May G-d protect, bless, and shield ISRAEL and the amazing Jewish People.
September 17, 2012 3:17 PM
Whoa! That was powerful.
September 16, 2012 8:50 PM
Thank you for such a well thought out and professionally done video. It not only touched my heart but went straight to my soul. It has inspired me to make changes in my life and for that I thank you again. Shalom!
September 16, 2012 4:46 PM
Exactly What G-d wants us to do!
Thank you for publishing this Truth of G-d's Word in demonstation. Look how G-d saved the life of one man to be able to save the lives of many later, NO Greater Love!
August 30, 2012 1:25 AM
literally gave me chills. beautiful.
August 29, 2012 12:34 AM
September 20, 2011 9:18 PM
This film is wonderful. It causes me to ask myself, "What am I doing to help other people?" If we all contribute, even just a little, what a change we can bring to the world around us, wherever we are. Isn't that our purpose here, isn't that what Torah teaches us?
September 18, 2011 2:06 AM
This video has really touched
And made me want to grow and better
Myself, not only for me and my future children and grandchildren but, for the world at large.
September 11, 2011 7:44 PM
This is the uplifiting information that needs to be more available to individuals and groups who hold negative views about Jews and Israel. Truly inspiring!!!!!!
July 11, 2011 1:54 AM
September 27, 2010 4:54 PM
Creative and powerful way to get the message across. Sent it to all my kids.
September 8, 2010 10:05 PM
All of these giving, beautiful people are blessed in this life and absolutely the next. There is no question about that. These are the kinds of people that each of us could model our lives after, even just a little at a time and change the whole world. La Shana Tova to all and may all of us aspire to these lofty heights.
September 8, 2010 3:11 PM
Powerful movie! I'm speechless!
September 6, 2010 11:53 PM
Thanks! It is a good reminder not to give up. Despite so much uncertainty and negativity in the world, we must keep doing good deeds, for others and for ourselves, for HaShem.
September 6, 2010 2:57 PM
Our faith in our G-D in action. This clip shows what Faithfulness realy is. One can be the most religious person in the world, but if you do nothing with it, then your faith is dead. This should be a reminder to all of us as to what is expected of us if you call yourself as faithful people in these ........ days. It dose not mean that you need to do what was showen in the clip, but we need to do something to help our community and other peoples of the world, to be a living light to others.
September 6, 2010 6:37 AM
As I watched the closing statement: Imagine the world is teetering between good and evil... with God's help, there is no limit to what you can do this new year. It is like an echo in my head and my heart. Thank you for a very powerful video! Hair-raising! G-d bless you!
September 6, 2010 2:42 AM
very good theme. we can all be heroes in one way or another.
September 5, 2010 8:36 PM
Never saw that Israel video in USA, thank you
beautifully,done, will share with my teenagers 2nite!!
September 5, 2010 6:11 PM
Nice video! Enjoyed sharing it with my teen classes!
September 5, 2010 1:09 PM
September 4, 2010 5:39 PM
Very inspiring video - well done aish.com! Can't stop watching it.
September 3, 2010 8:24 AM
This video made me cry ! Us, jews, are such a small percentage in the world, but still we are able to change lives all over the world ... THAT'S AMAZING! We have to be thankful to H' that he has chosen us as being jewish ! Thank you for sharing this amazing video !
September 3, 2010 4:11 AM
Makes me want to watch it over and over again.
September 2, 2010 11:40 PM
The acts show that Israel cares.
September 2, 2010 6:01 PM
THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS BEAUTIFUL CLIP
September 2, 2010 11:41 AM
A wonderful vignette how the people of Israel help to "Tikun Olam", to fix the world, very inspirational.
September 2, 2010 4:23 AM
You can do this in your own life
This is a beautiful video, we should all strive for greatness, but should all realize that you dont have to go to Ethiopia to achieve greatness. you can make a huge difference in someones life and the world, by making a conscious effort to smile at someone you may not have otherwise. to show people you care, especially your own family in your own house every day. say and think, I love you, because you are a fellow Jew. if everyone would do this in their own lives, the world would be a better place. may Hashem help us all to see the good in others, and to work on ourselves, and our speech, and to see others as a tzelem Elokim-created in the image of G-d.
September 2, 2010 2:37 AM
amazing content, well written ,and inspirational
September 2, 2010 2:25 AM
Inspires one to do good even in the smallest of ways, even small can be great.
September 2, 2010 12:57 AM
Just give time
This was amazing to say the least, G-d gives us gifts and talents, all we have to do is give our time....just time to smile, just time to feed someone, just time to take away the pain.... just time.
The world is full of great people giving their time and love.
September 2, 2010 12:44 AM
missed out on the little things
the video was very well done and defintely showed the good that any person can do, but, what about the little things that one can do. among many other things, being kind to someone, going out of your way to help someone, choosing to speak nicely or not at all? all of these will "tip the scales" as well. while the big things certainly make a difference in the world, it's the small unnoticable things that will make a huge difference as well. Every "good deed" counts, no matter how big or small!
September 1, 2010 10:58 PM
Touching the heart and spirit.
Very inspiring ,and May we all be aware of thos e in need and help them,when ever and where ever we can.
September 1, 2010 8:45 PM
Just to learn that sometimes ww have to think about others, and not be selfish...
September 1, 2010 8:29 PM
That was so touching. It really made me think about what I can do for someone to make a difference. The message was clear, Tikkum Olam (spelling?). That was beautiful!
September 1, 2010 7:27 PM
Beautiful! I would just like to point out that these great people did not get to where they are now in one day one week one month not even a year or 2 or 3. Let's not get discouraged and say I can never be that great. It takes baby steps. Every morning right after you thank God for returning your soul back to you, think of one small baby step that you can do to make yourself better today. for example: I'll smile at 5 people I pass as I walk from the bus to work. I'll spend an extra few minutes praying with more concentration today. Make sure what you pick is small so you can really do it. Then every night night take a few seconds to reflect on the day and see if you actualized what you planned on doing in the morning. This is a great way to take small steps in changing yourself so that you become a great person. This method was taught to me by Rabbi Zecharia Wallersteinin one of his shiurim that I listened to on torah anytime.com
September 1, 2010 6:59 PM
It takes God's help to reach our potential. We should all pray to have the merit to do mitvos and good deeds.
September 1, 2010 4:54 PM
Amazing and very inspirational! I love these videos!
September 1, 2010 4:02 PM
What an inspiration!
Some people are trully the greatest.
September 1, 2010 3:57 PM
Yes! These individuals are exactly that- individuals. They probably see themselves as just merely doing what they are supposed to do. They probably see themselves as people who have flaws just like you and I. In spite of their human frailty they get on with life and go out to perform amazing feats. May we all be blessed to see our potential and live up to it.
Shanah Tov. G'mar chasima tovah.
September 1, 2010 3:29 PM
We all should do these wonderful things. the world needs lots of encouragement and help.
G-d Bless Donna
September 1, 2010 3:15 PM
September 1, 2010 3:08 PM
Beautiful and inspirational
A shining light for all of us. Living, breathing, Judaism!
September 1, 2010 1:39 PM
inspiring and moving film. i loved it! i sent it out to my email list
September 1, 2010 3:47 AM
Unbelievable! Really an amazing video that made a huge impression on me. So well done. Thank you for the inspiration.
September 1, 2010 1:37 AM
Kol hakavod! Keep producing these wonderful and inspiring videos. The effects have to be enormous!!
August 31, 2010 9:04 PM
Truly inspirational! I had tears in my eyes.
August 31, 2010 12:37 PM
It is so great to see people that put others above them, and truly make the world a better place. OUTSTANDING!
August 31, 2010 8:59 AM
touching , inspiring. I will send this on. Tthank you.
August 30, 2010 2:24 AM
August 30, 2010 12:57 AM
Beautifully edited and amazing. I hope you continue to make such great videos
August 29, 2010 11:45 PM
gave me chills... thank u so much
August 29, 2010 4:32 PM
Planting God's seeds
From time to time we have to re-evaluate the situations at hand. How and in what way does God want to renew the earth. What seeds and where does he want to plant. A new day, and rejoicing for the opportunity to work for and on behalf of Almighty God. When we ask God, "this is your money, what do you want me to do with it" "God these are your hands, whose life do you want to touch today" "God this is your voice, what do you want to say" These people shown in this video said YES to God. It's the same as watching our own lives on video streaming, or it could be for those who say yes to God. When I touch one persons life, they touch someone else, and it goes on to multiply to the numbers shown in this video. To be fruitful and multiply means also in reaching out God's hand to others in need. Multiply the number of people being touched by God's loving care through YOU. We should take care of our own household and family. After doing that, there is no poor in our family. Then God is able to expand our territory. Some people need to re-evaluate what poor is. If they visited third world countries, they would realize how rich they truly are, and then realize they do have more than enough to help those in dire need. God has given each of us seeds to sow, waste not want not, plant the seeds God has given you. That's what these people did whom we watched in the video.
August 29, 2010 4:25 PM
the scales of justice: to scale a mountain
I do believe, deeply, that the peak experience in life is to help others and these beautiful examples of wonderful people who gave and continue to give is an inspiration, as thee are echoes of aspire within the word itself, a spire, that climb.
Shana Tova. May it be a good year filled with apples and honey for us all!
August 29, 2010 12:14 PM
beautiful videography to support a powerful message
To take an old message - inspiration - and package it so beautifully - takes a lot of talent. Yosher Koach!
August 29, 2010 10:22 AM
Beautifully done and very inspiring! May your work influence others to make the most of their lives.
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