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Text based on Rabbi David Fohrman's article Understand Purim in 5 Minutes or Less
Voiceover by Rabbi Ken Spiro
March 16, 2016 6:39 PM
very clear and cute way of showing the Purim story!! Thanks
March 4, 2015 10:22 AM
thank you so much, so well done, clear, concise and meaningful.
March 3, 2015 5:43 PM
THE INCLUSION OF G-D WHETHER OR NOT WE ARE AWARE
THIS WAS EXCELLENT! I ENJOYED IT AND IT CERTAINLY COVERED EVERYTHING IMPORTANT, INCLUDING THE "SERENDIPITOUS HAPPENINGS."
February 26, 2015 6:26 PM
March 11, 2014 8:18 PM
Thanks . I'm not religious , and I'm always sad on Purim because it reminds me of the Shoah. I even cry . This movie offers a fresh outlook on Purim , I'll try to adopt it .
March 4, 2014 5:34 AM
very nice job! great quick message!
one edit, if I may, the gallows pics.... we know there was one with them all on one straight line....
February 24, 2013 4:24 PM
A beautiful and very meaningful presentation !
March 4, 2015 12:59 AM
Really liked the video! Happy Purim!Hadassah!
February 22, 2013 4:38 AM
G-d is in Control
I would like to say ever since I have been unemployed I have served G-d like never before. I have learned about Jewish roots and am no happy to say now that I know about Purim and what it means I see G-d's Hand in my life. he IS working behind the scenes of my life. Just this past Monday I recieved a call from the job that laid me off. They want me back. Get this. This part is awesome.I am going on 8 years of living in my apartment complex, I have been unemployed for 8 months and the 18th I was called to come back to work. 8 means a "New Beginning" I see a terrific move of G-d. I can't wait to see what he has planned for me next. G-d bless and HAPPY PURIM! \0/
February 22, 2013 3:20 AM
from an FFB- wow!
This was an excellent lesson for all of us, especially an FFB like myself who needs to be reminded of the magnificence of being a frum Jew....my TorahMate helps in this matter, too, to open my mind to the wonderful reality of living a frum life...I approach Purim this year with a fresh perspective...thank you!
February 21, 2013 1:14 PM
Extremely effective and timely message
thankyou, this was beautifully done and very effective in delivering not just the story of PURIM but G-ds message as well. It also went along with events happening in my life and "how they just happened to come about."
February 19, 2013 9:57 PM
Its good to remember that GOD IS IN CONTROL even then it doesn't look like it.
February 18, 2013 10:19 PM
thanks for that, it was done in such an interesting way, i most liked the message at the end, that God is involved in every step of our lives, it feels so much easier to deal with life
February 18, 2013 3:20 PM
for the kids!
February 18, 2013 12:35 AM
budget constraints aside, the long version would also captivate a large audience - well done! thanks R Spiro and Aish - again.
February 21, 2013 8:39 AM
Very well done
Animation drawings excellent
Colin the Unionist,
February 17, 2013 5:07 PM
Great video, great animation great feast. Looking forward to it this year Booooooooo Haman
February 8, 2013 12:49 PM
Gr8t piece here i watched
September 1, 2012 6:10 PM
This video was amazing. I loved all the drawings and the story was very cleverly condensed. Thank you very much.
March 10, 2012 1:59 PM
The ETERNAL G´D is still the same in our days.
How good to know, HE is the KING of kings and
the MASTER of the universe - this knowledge makes
my soul rest in peace under "HIS WINGS....."
March 8, 2012 6:31 PM
Exelent video, I love aish videos. From strengh to strengh!
March 8, 2012 12:05 AM
March 7, 2012 11:06 PM
What's the Hurry?
Is it just me, or is the narrator just flyying through this?
It's all so fast. I'm a young person and I can't keep up.
March 8, 2012 6:18 PM
We have minimal attention spans
Great Video - if it was 5 minutes or more you'd lose most people. Excellent summary and if it was fast, watch it again! Enjoy the holiday and keep it up!!
March 7, 2012 5:41 PM
Thank you very much! Very well done!
March 7, 2012 12:49 PM
Adult style but creative and entertaining. Well done!
Keep up the high standard of aish.com videos. A worthwhile piece of work!
March 7, 2012 6:14 AM
well done. all of Purim in less than 5 minutes.
March 6, 2012 8:02 PM
Very informative and to the point.
Yasher Koach, once again, for presenting such an incredably interesting and informative video. Purim Sameach and good health to all.
March 5, 2012 9:23 PM
U r good
March 5, 2012 1:33 PM
Very good explaination of Purim
I remember this story from the bible as a child.
March 5, 2012 6:49 AM
great message, we make the effort, whether or not we are successful is up to G-d, like when going for a job interview etc.
We should always remember that G-d is with us. And when things are challenging, it's to help us grow and reach our potential.
March 6, 2012 3:48 PM
God sees all
March 5, 2012 3:51 AM
So Good That.....
This touches the heart. I am now sending this out to my family and friends. Thanks Don't you ever think of God and say, WOW! God?
March 5, 2012 1:34 AM
Watching this video has made me realize how great God's power is... He is in total control of our fate and all we need to do is trust and obey Him.
Ernst van Olffen,
March 4, 2012 10:42 PM
Nothing has changed since....?
Nothing has changed since Esther, since Nehemiah, or since.... Whio is able to resist God's plan??
March 4, 2012 10:13 PM
March 4, 2012 9:45 PM
March 4, 2012 9:37 PM
All I can say is WOW. So simple yet so powerful! Told the whole story and revealed the meaning in such a beautiful brief story. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us. (Great art work)
March 4, 2012 8:45 PM
This may be the best Aish video yet! Thank you and Yasher Koach to all involved in creating it!
March 4, 2012 6:58 PM
Thank you for bringing IT to life.
March 4, 2012 6:41 PM
A bit simplistic, but a Good Mission that a person has the power to help themselves and their fellow man. Highly recommended for the young and teenagers and people who sit on the fence and wait for God to come and do" it "for them.
March 4, 2012 6:37 PM
MAGNIFICENT! WELL DONE AISH!!
What a wonderful, precise and compact presentation with all the keys points of why we are celebrating Purim and what it really means! Thank you so much and have a happy Purim!
March 4, 2012 4:56 PM
Hand of Providence
I learned something. Ive known the story of Esther. But never realized there was a Holiday. I feel blessed to learn this. Thank you
March 4, 2012 4:45 PM
This video is awesome! Can't wait to show my students!!!
March 4, 2012 2:59 PM
This was really great!
I loved the video -- great job. A perfect way to show my less knowledgeable friends what Purim is all about.
March 4, 2012 8:02 AM
Really well done!
What a powerful message along with a really original and professionally done video. G-d is everywhere and controlling everything! It's so sad that so many people choose to look away and ignore His guiding Hand. I hope this video has inspired a greater awareness in me and in everyone who watches it so we can all truly recognize Who is running the show! Thank you Aish!
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