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Miracle on the Hudson

What was Captain Sully thinking as he calmly landed that plane on the water, saving everyone on board?

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Visitor Comments: 17

(16) Jeff Holtz, July 2, 2016 2:46 AM

This was awesome

Thank you for the powerful lesson!

(15) Esther Shayna, July 1, 2016 3:10 PM

Capatain Sully and Shemot

B"H It was amazing to see what Captain Sullenberger was able to do to save lives. I went to a Shul right by the George Washington Bridge, and that Shabbat, the Rabbi spoke at length about Parashat Shemot, when Moses is commanded by HaShem to lead the Hebrews to safety, to spiritual purity, their Redemption. Moses had to wonder indeed, if he could face such a daunting task! I thought to myself that that very week not far from where I was davening by the Hudson River, we had just witnessed the start of humankind's Redemption, as all 150 people of all nationalities, ethnic groups, economic strata, and races, had been saved. Rabbi Yaakov Cohen is from Yeshiva University, certainly very close to the events of that January 2009 day on the Hudson. In fact, planes from LaGuardia airport -where Captain Sully took off- fly right over Yeshiva University. Rabbi Cohen's video stresses kindness, others, our giving and sharing and caring, from the lessons learned as Sully the captain lead his people to safety. Indeed, Chessed is a powerful key to Redemption for the Jewish people, for humanity. Rabbi Cohen emphasizes this, beautifully, and connects events, and places! Parshat Shemot, an idea whose impact started with HaShem commanding Moses, and got wrapped up at least for me, that 15th January 2009, not far from Yeshiva University and my own Shul.

(14) Rafael, June 30, 2016 1:36 PM

Nice story but many pilots would have crashed regardless of inspiration

(13) Anonymous, June 29, 2016 10:16 PM


Truly amazing
(I could keep going..)
Can you do a video on charity or giving in general??

(12) JD, June 29, 2016 6:18 AM


This video gave me the strength and motivation I needed

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