Yom Kippur: Everyone Falls

It's getting up afterwards that matters.

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(94) Anonymous, September 15, 2021 4:42 PM

This story was uplifting.

This story touched me, cannot really put it into words.

(93) Tiffany Bittman, October 7, 2019 9:09 PM

Love these. Many blessings.

(92) Joey, September 18, 2018 3:16 PM

I can't help but wonder if Solomon's "seven times" is somehow a reference to the week between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Or maybe that's just me, already struggling to keep my resolutions.

Thanks for the video! I often remember it when I'm struggling with my goals. God bless!

(91) Nancy, September 29, 2017 3:26 PM

Getting up and moving on is crucial

Last night I ate 3 slices of pizza. I wasn't even physically hungry after eating HALF that amount, but I just kept on going. :-( Today is a new day. King Solomon got it right. So did you Charlie. May you be inscribed in the book of life. Gmar Chatima Tov.

(90) Sara, March 19, 2017 5:46 PM

You are so right don't give up!

Keep plodding on as in the end it is worth while. No point in giving up. It is the easy route but won't get one any where.
Thanks so much for sharing!I always love hearing your videos as they are so inspiring!

(89) jim, October 10, 2016 4:49 PM

many times, many ways

don't give up, it is well worth another try.

(88) Anonymous, September 24, 2015 3:51 PM

Brush yourself off and start again

I liked this clip a lot...it really inspired me. I'm just having a hard time with one thing; I'm afraid that if I hAve this attitude of brushing myself off and moving on I won't feel so bad stumbling again? What can I do to give me that balance?

(87) John Mason, September 20, 2015 6:05 PM

I like this

I need this to remind myself not to be so damn down on myself but to pull myself together and move on. Thanks so much for the reminder and the wisdom.

(86) Eugene, October 3, 2014 5:57 PM

Thank you what a blessing from you.my son has the same attitude he says build a bridge and get over it.exactly the same message you gave,AWESOME

(85) amy miranda, October 3, 2014 10:37 AM

Excellent and motivating

Everyone makes mistakes but we need to learn from the mistakes and move on.. this was very inspiring and thank you for sharing!

(84) Andy, October 2, 2014 4:18 AM

Thank You

Thank you for sharing this powerful lesson.

(83) Michael Metrick, September 28, 2014 2:49 PM

This touched me, just when I need it.

Thank you for this video, it hit me hard just in the right place. My weight management adviser told me that we have to try to achieve 80/20. That no one can be 100%. It is now after watching this video, that is finally is hitting home. It isn't just about weight loss, it is about life, about being a good person. Thank you again.

(82) Jody Eisenman, September 11, 2013 5:43 PM

Great Inspirational Video

I sometimes use this concept with my employees. Very powerful!

(81) Gabe, September 28, 2012 1:18 PM

This helped me so much over yom kippur

I couldn't believe it. I did something recently that I thought I would never be able to forgive myself for. Then suddenly 10 minutes before Yom Kippur he sends me this video. I used to think that Yom Kippur was the worst yom gov ever. Now I realize how important and happy I was to go through Yom Kippur with this video I mind. I did something so bad I thought for sure there was no hope for me. But with the help of my bestfreind, this video hhashem and yom Kippur I can honestly say that I'm a changed person. I don't think I will be able to forget what had happened but I'm definitely in the process of picking myself up and moving on for the better.

(80) Tony, September 26, 2012 10:52 AM

Thank you got the message at just the right time

Just watched that a the right time :-)

(79) Herman, September 26, 2012 1:30 AM

I've heard this before

I've fallen and I can't get up! ;-)

frank, June 25, 2013 10:03 PM

you can do it

You can just allow hashem to do it. Close your eyes let the wings of healing. Bring you up.

(78) Brian Wolf, September 25, 2012 9:05 PM


A great message. L"Shana Tova.

(77) Anonymous, September 25, 2012 5:06 PM

Absolutely amazing!! Thank you!!!!!!!

(76) Shane, September 25, 2012 3:17 PM

Totally awesome, just what i needed at a time when things seamed so tough.... Thank you, wont forget it.

(75) Anonymous, September 24, 2012 11:22 PM

Very inspiringg!! Thank u from brazilll

(74) marcia, September 24, 2012 4:28 PM


This made my day. Thank you

(73) Munkhtsetseg, September 24, 2012 2:52 PM


Thank you from Mongolia. L'Shana Tova.

(72) Anonymous, September 24, 2012 6:21 AM


Boy, Can I relate to this, ...Thank You for the Inspiring words! L'Shana Tova

(71) Anonymous, September 24, 2012 5:32 AM

What an inspiring message. Thank you!

(70) Sheri Cordova, September 23, 2012 11:38 PM

This was sent to me at just the right moment in my life. Thank you for the inspiration.

(69) Anonymous, September 23, 2012 9:17 PM

Good, solid advice

Really good, solid advice! This is the way to grow in life...! Thank you!

(68) Chana Yosefa, September 23, 2012 6:20 PM


Thank you so much, Charlie Harary!! This made my day. My tendency is to give up and wallow in guilt. Now I will brush myself off and go on.

(67) Gavri Hanita Hazaka Selek 2nd, September 23, 2012 5:42 PM

very good, your a very talented guy with a hope and a heart for Iseael.

It amazes me that when I speaking on one topic or another. You are a very enthusiastic speaker with a condensed way of getting to the truth over a mater or topic. I really enjoy listening to what you have to say. Please keep it up I will enjoy listening to all other topics in the future. My computer will not allow me to put your video my to my computer no matter what. It doesn't matter what the programs is your on I can not put it on this dang computer. So I guess I'll happily listen to you instead of having it on my computer. This dang computer is quite the challenge for an older, older person.

(66) Judy Chreim, September 23, 2012 1:27 AM

Wow..... So inspiring!!!!!

(65) Anonymous, September 20, 2012 8:07 PM

Loved this!

So uplifting!

(64) Anonymous, September 20, 2012 5:36 AM

Very inspiring

Excellent - very inspiring. Thanks.

(63) Desiree, September 20, 2012 4:48 AM


Thank you for your inspiration to err, learn from it and move on! ?

(62) Anonymous, September 20, 2012 4:39 AM

Worth Watching

I've seen lots of short video's meant to educate and elevate. This on however: This one, I subscribed to... Go and do likewise:-)

(61) Lorral Weaver, September 19, 2012 6:36 PM


I just love me some Charlie! I love reading your articles, keep up the good work.

(60) shimon cohen, September 19, 2012 4:43 PM

fall but get up

Thank you so much, this was for me. I don't have words. But thank you once again

(59) Anonymous, September 3, 2012 8:37 PM

wow ure videos rock

charlie harary u inspire me so much!! tx u for e/t!!!!

(58) Anonymous, November 28, 2011 11:09 PM


(57) Joey, November 14, 2011 3:40 AM

Thank you and God bless!

(56) Anonymous, October 7, 2011 3:02 PM


Charlie's "Everyone Falls" today sure reminded me about how all my pencils have to have erasers..... for me, it gives me the go ahead, the freedom to learn. Charlie's videos are the best.

Theresa B., September 19, 2012 4:09 PM

A man said, "Erasers are for those who make mistakes", an older man responded: "Erasers are for those willing to correct their mistakes"...

Lisamarie, September 24, 2012 11:40 AM

LOVE that thought!

Correct them if we can, still move on even if we can't.

(55) Adina, October 6, 2011 9:07 PM

Charlie Harary's videos are the best

(54) elisheva, October 6, 2011 9:14 AM

great message

let's get ready - just one day, until the Big day!! thanks Aish!!

(53) John Mason, October 4, 2011 3:15 AM

This is wonderful.

(52) Pinjas, October 2, 2011 4:13 PM

El mismo concepto expresado en forma brillante y clara. "Solo fracasa el que no quiere levantarse".

(51) Nick Papamichael, September 27, 2011 1:02 PM

Brilliant keep it up,one thing the world needs is more wisdom.

(50) Yosef, September 20, 2010 3:25 PM


thank you for sharing your rabbis thought. how profound and inspiring! really nice

(49) Anonymous, September 19, 2010 5:01 PM


i once heard: "if you get up once more then you've fallen, you will make it through."

(48) manuel, September 18, 2010 2:37 PM

The Torah tells it...

Talking about this yesterday in Kol Nidre services, the Rabbi said "Moses did not attain his goal to enter the land of Israel, he failed" and that is where the Torah ends, we close it, and start to read it all over again.

(47) , September 17, 2010 8:07 PM

Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration! and # 44 may you find your besehrit this yr.

(46) lori kadosh, September 17, 2010 4:41 PM

Fall and get up

Great message, well put. I think I'll have my son watch it--much to his 11-year old's chagrim. Shana tova, --Lori Kadosh, Austin, TX

(45) Anonymous, September 17, 2010 1:58 AM

This is an amazing video. I just wanted to suggest if there was a way to make an app for the new itouch to be able to watch these videos from there. (easier)

(44) Anonymous, September 17, 2010 1:50 AM

except if you are a single female, no-one will give you a chance, at dating if you made the mistake in the past of not making dating a priority. The individual can be as focused and committed as possible towards getting married, but the community will not give her a chance, these are the Jews that are tossed aside regardless of how sincere their attempts are to form a future.

smae, August 31, 2011 7:16 PM

Change focus maybe

My thought is to take your eyes off the goal of getting married and focus on serving others and loving life. Sometimes when we focus too much on what we do not have it twisted us all up inside and we are seen differently by others from what we believe we are. Instead, focus on what you do have. You have opportunities to forget about yourself, walk in humility, and care for others, serve....the sick, lonely...those with burdens...serve your community with no concern about recognition or return. This will make you lovely and you will find joy in your lot. Well, at least that is what I have learned.

(43) Michael, September 17, 2010 1:13 AM


Thanks for the great video and message. Something positive can be learned from every situation if we tale the time to look.

(42) margie, September 17, 2010 12:46 AM


YOU make me cry !! tears of joy , tears of despair, , tears of sadness, tears of frustration, tears of emes, tears of hope, tears of hopelessness and pain, , tears of love and nachas... u make cry ...and u make ME FEEL AND GROW.. and for that.. THANK U SO MUCH! yr amazing!!! shana tova, gmar chatima tova!!!!

(41) Anonymous, September 16, 2010 10:15 PM

Charles - this was your best. Very inspirational. Thank you.

(40) mendy erez, September 16, 2010 10:07 PM


GREAT !!!!!!!

(39) Anonymous, September 16, 2010 8:41 PM

Brilliant and Funny

That was really funny...and very good. I could relate to all of it. But on a lighter note, that first part was hilarious because most folks viewing it have "been there, done that." I know I have. Well done!

(38) Anonymous, September 16, 2010 2:01 AM

Thank you for your video. I relate to the chocolate chip cookies. If I am studying at night or I awaken and I start to study Tanakh or some other book whether it is a Siddur or just Jewish Word Dictionary, I am ok. If I cannot get back to sleep and go turn on the tv... I can forget about not eating. There is always something there and who doesn't like carbs! Sweets! Thank you, I know that I am not alone. :)

(37) Kristina, September 16, 2010 1:59 AM

Getting Up Again

Thank you for the wonderful encouragement it wasjust what I needed to hear, I was truly bless and inspired.

(36) Desiree E, September 15, 2010 7:45 PM

Fantastic and Inspirational! Bravo!!! Shana Tova!

(35) sally, September 15, 2010 7:28 PM

you're amazing!

Charles, thanks so much. it couldnt have come at a better time; just last night my daughter was in tears cause she was doing terrible in school and thought she couldnt save the year.(in my country we're in the middle of school yr) This article should give the strenght she needs to get up and out of that hole.

(34) Anonymous, September 15, 2010 7:24 PM

clips they help me in many ways. thanks again.

this clip on everyone falls is terrific. Thanks for your continual inspirational, uplifting and life changing/enhancing clips- they help me in so many ways to realign. Wishing you all well over the fast and may it be a meaningful one.

(33) Anonymous, September 15, 2010 4:49 PM


Charlie, your messages are always right on target. Your cookie story helped me this past week to break the habit of eating late in the evening. When my shift had changed, I knew it wasn't wise to eat supper after work when it was 7:00 or after. I broke that habit this week. And on a plan to "get up" from some other things also, even after many years. Thanks for your encouragement: YES WE CAN!

(32) Anonymous, September 15, 2010 4:09 AM

This was the most inspiring video that I have seen in a very long time. Sheva yipol tzaddik - this gives me the chizuk I desperately need not only for this Yom Kippur but for all year round, for life. Thank you Aish and Charlie Harary for the most amazing videos!

(31) Daniel Abram, September 14, 2010 8:25 PM

Yasher Koach!

Your video is not just required viewing for Yom Kippur, but it would truly benefit every person to watch your video every morning until your extremely important and powerful message is ingrained in one's being!

(30) Rochelle, September 14, 2010 2:08 AM

You truly are a blessing bestowed to all Jews. Your passion and love are evident. May you continue to inspire all of us. May you be blessed with Mazal and Bracha. Bravo!

(29) Anonymous, September 13, 2010 9:53 PM

thanks for the inspirational video.

(28) Shmuel S., September 13, 2010 8:16 PM

Very inspirational!!!!!

B"H Very very inspirational!!!!!Lesson for life.Tizku L'Mitzvos.May all the Yiden have Gmar Chasima Toyva!

(27) Eileen, September 13, 2010 8:14 PM

Thank You

What a wonderful way to remind ourselves of our being human. Being human is to make mistakes but to allow ourselves to forgive our mistakes and try again is the key to success in our lives. Thank you for those words. Shana Tova

(26) Dafna Grossman, September 13, 2010 1:24 PM

One of the best videos I Have seen lately!!

Thanks you and Shana Tova Jatima tova!!

(25) Anonymous, September 13, 2010 12:24 PM

Charly Harari, you've done it again! Yasher Koach!

(24) Anonymous, September 13, 2010 9:25 AM

That was AWESOME!!!

That was the Best Video, Thank you,,,,,

(23) fan, September 13, 2010 7:47 AM

my favorite

I watch many of Charles' videos. This is my favorite. Thanks

(22) Caroline, September 13, 2010 5:17 AM

Awesome video

Thank you so much with sharing this video, very inspiring!

(21) Anonymous, September 13, 2010 4:04 AM

Great video

Thank you for this. It is helpful during this time of hardship right now in so many ways. Thank you for yet again a very helpful set of words.

(20) Josh, September 13, 2010 3:22 AM

More than thank you for your great video, thanks for being you

I have viewed a few of your videos in the past. As I watched each one, I was able to be strengthened by your message and feel better and happier because of it. But there is more to your videos than the message you share with us. There is you. I notice you are an exceptionally happy person. Happiness is not something one had fane - at least not to the level to you appear to be at. Thank you for working on yourself and growing to be a person who can have a punim yefes and inspire those that see you. As the gemora says, a person who smiles with the whites of his teeth is more nourishing than a cup of milk. Thanks for being you.

(19) Grace Fishenfeld, September 13, 2010 1:19 AM


Excellent! Since we left the garden, Our living adventure is to try and try again, to make things better for ourselves and others. What we do is filled with attempts and failures, but we must do, as Charlie says, is to try again.

(18) Dorothy Bienen, September 13, 2010 12:04 AM

A fabulous piece-truthful and a great message delivered with excellence!

This piece is extremely well done and spoken. We need to act on what is being said, not only at this time of year, but all other days as well. It is a great piece...thank you and may your New Year be sweet and meaningful. Dorothy Bienen

(17) Deb R, September 12, 2010 11:22 PM

Thanks for yet another wonderfully inspiring video.

May you and your famly have a gmar v'chatima tova!

(16) Anonymous, September 12, 2010 10:27 PM

Another great one!

Just one more great one! Thanks Charlie. Regards home.

(15) Anonymous, September 12, 2010 9:49 PM


thanks for inspiring me to not give up on myself! i think we all tend to do that at times. its a really powerful trick of the yetzer hara

(14) andria, September 12, 2010 9:40 PM


Inspirational as always!!

(13) Donald Mattison, September 12, 2010 8:18 PM

Excellent; a real truth, helpful.

Thanks so very much. Your caring to the truth, referring to Solomon, and real life, did it for me.

(12) Tammy, September 12, 2010 8:07 PM

I will always think of you when I get tempted by the cc cookies

You have such a gift to get your message accross. Thank you so giving me a new tool to get ready fro Yom Kippur. Please come back to Rockville Md. We missed you and your family this year.

(11) Pessy, September 12, 2010 7:43 PM

just what i needed to hear

Thanks for the uplift! May G-d continue to grant you the ability to inspire yourself and the world!

(10) Kevin, September 12, 2010 6:53 PM



(9) rachel botbol, September 12, 2010 6:23 PM

Fantastic video. Perfect to watch during this time and so true. Thank You! Shana Tova!

(8) Harry Pearle, September 12, 2010 6:05 PM

Persisting to Fix Economy with Education

Dear Charlie, Much thanks for the encouraging note. For over a year I have been pushing the idea that economic problems are related to education, or Edu-Conomy. I set up a blog: EconomyWiseUp.com . I sent out zillions of letters and emails to important people. So far, almost no one has responded. But...I am persisting and your video is encouraging me to keep sending out messages on this idea to fix the economy. Perhaps Aish.com would be interesting in commenting on this idea for economic recovery. MUCH THANKS and Good Year 5771 . Harry@RochesterNY

(7) mordi, September 12, 2010 4:49 PM

Thank you

This is the second talk i have heard from Charles. He is very effective. Even if they last only momentarily, they enter one's subconscious and likely come up later. It becomes cumulative and so i hope to hear more of his messages. I see that there are related articles below about the soul. I hope that the material is by Charles. Inspiartional messages can only benefit one. Thank you.

(6) jtc, September 12, 2010 4:11 PM


Very inspiring and uplifting! It was the perfect thing I needed to hear today. Thank you!

(5) Anonymous, September 12, 2010 3:54 PM


King Solomon, great piece of wisdom I ve learned today

(4) , September 12, 2010 3:41 PM

amen, wonderful speech and lesson, goes with my ....rebuke, regroup, and refuel theme today. blessings my brother :) <3

(3) shimi, September 12, 2010 3:30 PM

So true!!!

Thank you so much for alwayas inspiring me in a funny, down to earth type of way.

(2) Sarah, September 12, 2010 3:04 PM

Another amazing moment with Charles Harary

I hope that you know the joy and encouragement that your videos bring to me every time I watch one of them. I fall down a lot - and then I think I can never get up again - and watching this video made me think that I can get up again. Sort of a confession here...I intended to observe Rosh Hashanah and did nothing that day, nothing, but take the first day off from work. This morning, I was thinking, "You're nothing, Sarah, nothing...a failure as a Jew...ultimately as a person." Then I watched your video and I feel hope again. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Yom Kippur is on the way and I am looking forward...not backwards...again.

(1) lisa, September 12, 2010 1:20 PM

Need cookie recipe!!

Thank you...once again....for bringing clarity & motavation into my life!!! Shana Tova.


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