This is Your Light

Examining the Jewish contribution to Western civilization. With a Chanukah tie-in.

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Comments (13)

(13) theo, December 22, 2011 3:02 PM

truth is beautiful and eternal

How beautiful is our heritage What a powerful message and so clearly illustrated Thank you , thank you

(12) BY teen gal(DM), December 14, 2011 1:30 AM

wow as i saw this i wanted to cry! it made me sooooooooooooo proud 2 b a jew! i wanted to just show it to the world put it in the middle of time square and shout at the world to look how perfect judisam is! as a teenage bias yakov gal struggling quietly with the fundamental bases of yidishkite and yet i go 2 a regular bias yakov school cuz my family nearly relizes (98L) i found this to be inspirering and important! thank you for making this video

(11) Sue, December 8, 2011 3:43 PM

The Fire and the Flame

"Israel is called fire, as it is written: 'The house of Jacob shall be fire.' " Exodus Rabbah 15:6 The mystery of the season(Kislev) is that we are flames (light is not only outside us but inside us as well.), burning with a spirit that transcends weather(we ourselves are the fires of the winter season). We prepare to kindle flames for Hanukkah, preparing to live as if we too could see the flame at the heart of existence.

(10) Fred Fuchs, December 7, 2011 6:18 PM



(9) anonymous, December 10, 2010 5:51 PM


I recently saw the hour presentation of this excellent program, and this was masterfully done; it would be worthwhile if you get a chance to see the "world perfect" presentation

(8) aaron, December 14, 2009 1:28 PM

Lighting the Way to Freedom

Another value underlying Jewish contribution to civilization is love of freedom -- Lighting the Way to Freedom: Treasured Habukkah Menorahs of Early Israel.

(7) Celia Leal, December 13, 2009 12:17 PM


Beuatiful and enlightening presentation on Chanukah and the Jewish values, eternal values for every human being and mankind as a whole! Thank you so much. Chag Sameach!

(6) gloria, December 11, 2009 1:50 AM

awsome hard to teach some but well worth teaching

(5) Pessy, November 22, 2009 5:19 PM

Well done-but hard to follow

I would recommend keeping the slides of Jewish and nonJewish values separate so they're easier to follow. The emphasis seemed on the nonJewish perspective VS ours.

(4) Anonymous, November 17, 2009 11:13 PM

this is what keeps the Jews alive throughout the ages

(3) Mac, November 10, 2009 2:59 PM

Excellent, but...

It is the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob Who imparted these values to us. He CHOSE the Jews to reveal His will. This makes us very blessed, indeed, but also keeps us humble.

(2) miriam, November 9, 2009 2:34 PM

that was so inspiring makes you proud to be part of am yisrael.

(1) Diane Mintz, November 4, 2009 9:06 PM


wanted to share this with you. Love, Diane


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