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Like Solomon Northup, Esther could not reveal her true identity.
Purim is the opportune time to work on piercing through the darkness and strengthen your connection to God.
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A big picture overview capturing the meaning and joy of the holiday.
The only failure is not trying.
July 27, 2009
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June 23, 2013 5:39 PM
I haven't been there although I'm a jew and I think I really need help from someone who can assist me touch the holy wall once either by guiding me or by financially.
June 13, 2013 10:17 AM
Healed of Bladder Cancer
IN 2009 I knew something was wrong,I started passing great clots of blood. when I went to the doctor he told me there was no hope none at all.I found the 40 day prayer request on Aish.com ,andi thiught I needed all the help I could get, so I signed up that was in 2010 and I'm still cancer free.Praise be to G-d he still has some for me to do. I refussed any Chemo and Radiason.
May 15, 2013 3:47 AM
Its GODS !!
Wonerful to see. I would only pray this would be shown to all school age children across America so to understand the Importance of what's at stake it would open the door to understanding how full of God Israel really is and not the negative picture public schools in America teach and how absolutely positive the experience of seeing it with your own eyes can be one way or the other it will touch you for life. support for Israel is Important for America as a nation and for Israel for a Country so when I see this site I understand GODS working. Aish is a place for young and old I will share it with my friends and family so they can see the wall Thanks for the hard work but so much to do. yes!.
July 15, 2012 9:51 PM
I miss my Jewish friends!
I moved from Los Angeles, CA to Tucson, AZ, IN 1967. I was 8 yrs. old. I became close friends with my neighbor, Heather Aronoff, who was the same age as me, and Jewish. I got to celebrate all the Jewish holidays with Heather, her brothers, parents, both grandmothers, and a grandfather! They treated me like a member of their family. I have not seen her since a friends wedding in Aug. 1981. My now 31 yr. old son was 3 weeks old, and cried every time Heather held him-she had a bony chest! The year b4 my son was born, while living in L.A. and attending cosmetology school, I became close friends with Belinda Levy and her husband Paul. I celebrated all the Jewish holidays with them, their parents, and grandparents. Belinda was with me when I had my son! She was like a sister to me, and I still have a small, beautiful plate she brought me from Israel. So for the first half of my life Jewish culture was prominent in my LIFE, but LIFE got in the way, and I lost touch with all my jewish friends. I miss them so much. My only connection to them is the Matzo ball soup I sill eat!
November 5, 2011 12:22 AM
Longing to Return
Although I am not a Jew, my visit to Jerusalem and to the Wall were high points of my life. Truly, I was more moved than I expected to be and although I visited the holy places of my own Christian traditon, I also prayed at the wall and was surprised at the power of that spiritual experience. I felt so close to G-d there. I have longed to return ever since. I support and pray always for the people of Israel and for peace in that region. I was warmly welcomed and helped by many.
May 13, 2011 8:07 PM
We have taken 7 tour groups to Israel They are so right
"YOU WILL NEVER BE THE SAME" When you leave ffrom there, you feel like you are leaving home,and can not wait to get back
January 3, 2011 11:20 PM
i love israel and the jewish people
i have visited israel twice and both times were highlights of my life. I visited the western wall both times and left prayers in the cracks of the wall. This wall film was lovely. I would enjoy seeing more. Thank you
October 31, 2010 6:42 PM
love it. very touching
August 25, 2010 5:51 PM
The Kotel is more than a relic of the past
Israel is currently under the threat of extinction. Its legitimacy is questioned by even former former Allies, and its citizens are split into secular and religious sects. The Kotel is a unifying factor. It is a source of strength and meaning to the Mourners and also the Celebrants of joyous events. It unifies all with the feeling of praying to G-d in his chosen site. If all Jews can feel they are one people, praying to one G-d, they may become entitled to G-d's assistance to be able to be victorious over their enemies, and live in Peace.
August 22, 2010 5:06 PM
Awing and Inspiring
Extremely moving and the video just made me want to go to Israel... and I will be going very soon... and then I will be able to feel the holy atmosphere in the holy land of Israel...
June 17, 2010 2:21 AM
I love Israel
I watch this film over and over..it is so beautiful. I love this country and her people and share in the hopes and dreams they hold dear. I have only visited once and would love to return and become a citizen. Always I pray for her peace.
February 13, 2010 2:25 PM
I love this film.I pray for peace ,prosperity and joy in Yerushalayim. HaShem Bless the kotel, Israel and Yerushalayim.I love this beautiful city.My wish is that me and my family come there and pray at the beautiful Kotel.
February 13, 2010 12:16 AM
This is the next best thing to being there.
I last visited in 1999 and I am overdue for another visit. I have wished I could relocate, but probably another visit will have to do. When I was in Israel, especially in Jerusalem and Safed, I felt the presense of God more intensely than at home in my daily life. There is no doubt that it is closer to heaven. May there be continued peace, a new and stronger peace for Israel, and all of the rest of the world.
January 27, 2010 12:47 PM
I remember all the Jewish victims of the holocaust today. My heart is in Israel
January 17, 2010 10:44 PM
My heart is aching for Israel and God. I need to be there. I feel broken, and not whole.... until I reach Israel. The videao made me cry, and ache.
January 16, 2010 6:41 AM
Beautiful film.I love Jerusalem and the whole nation of Israel.
I love this film.I pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the whole nation of Israel.i also pray for the western wall what a
beautiful place.i've only seen it on the websites.i would
love to be there in person and see it all.i love God's people
November 23, 2009 10:09 AM
I first visited Israel in 1993 with a Christian group, and went again in 1995, 1997 and 1999. I cried each time I left. Today I am an observant Jew. I love the land. It has been a long journey, but it has been all a blessing.
October 16, 2009 4:11 AM
Israel is awesome!
we pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
August 23, 2009 8:14 PM
Prayer is GOOD anytime !!
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