Prince of Egypt

The Passover miracles give us the chills. What miracles have happened to you that would give us the chills?

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Comments (19)

(19) suzzanne nemick, April 16, 2011 2:10 AM

this was fantastic......I loved it.

I thought instantly of the recent tsunami.....from Japan.....even here in Hawaii....the tide goes very far out and then comes rushing back in very fast...causing great damage..

(18) Y. Bennisson, April 13, 2011 11:03 PM

Authentic religious knowledgeable critique on video.

Sorry, but I too wholeheartedly agree with those who are very critical with the historical accuracy of this video. Point no: 1) Any religious Jew with rudimentary authentic Torah knowledge is aware of the fact that Biblical study of the written part of The Holy Torah is inseparable from The Oral Torah. For Mr. A. Crown to claim that the Medrash must not be shown can be true, but surely the film can not contradict the Medrash. In this video Moses is shown taking part of the role of Nachson Ben Aminadav. 2) Additionally, the Jews did not just barely escape death after the sea split. The Cloud of Glory separated the Jews from the Egyptians. According to the Medrash they had the opportunity to leisurely walk through the dry sea bed, and enjoy fruits that grew out miraculously from the walls of the sea. Only after the last Jew was safe on shore did the sea tumble back to destroy the Egyptian army. 3) Moses was over eighty years old at the time, surely by that time his beard was a bit whiter than what portrayed in the video. 4) Moses was told to stretch out his arm over the sea, and not told to smite the sea as he was told at the time of the plague of blood. Nor was he told at this time that "With this staff you shall do wonders" which was told to him much earlier. After the above I too agree that this is not the type of movie that should be shown on Jewlarious as I'm sure that the staff at Aish agrees to these basic facts. I guess it was shown using the excuse of artistic licence and for the lack of anything better. I don't feel that this justifies doing so being that it misinforms the audience with false facts. Keep up though all your good work !

(17) Akiva Crown, April 25, 2009 9:21 PM

Dear BY Girl: Perfect Clip For Jewlarious

The prince of Egypt is the most accurate film depiction of the story of the exodus. Also, while you bring up some good points you must know that there are different interpretations and explanations of what happened at the Red Sea. However, most of you complaints are just wrong. The Egyptians were stopped by a "Pillar of fire and cloud" which is what the swirly fire thing was. Also, the Jews did barely escape as the Torah says that the waters came down on the Egyptians as they "were coming behind them (Jews)" and before the Jews exited the sea, just like it was shown in the movie. As for the Nachson Ben Amidav story, that is a Medresh and certainly does not need to be shown as the biblical depiction of the Exodus. Anyway, with all that said, this clip is perfect for Jewlarious.

(16) BY girl, April 23, 2009 12:57 AM

Bad choice

I do not think this movie is a good choice to represent Yetzias Mitzraim. It portrays some contradictions to the Torah, which may leave some people with certain misconceptions. For example, Moshe did not stab his staff into the water to make it split. Additionally, the Jews did not just barely escape death from the mitzrim--the mitzrim were stopped by HaShem's cloud(which was not shown). Also, the part with Nachshon ben Aminadov jumping in was(inadvertantly, I'm sure) left out. And what was that cyclone-like firy thing? In conclusion, this is not the type of movie that should be shown on Jewlarious.

(15) Andrea, April 18, 2009 9:29 AM

Its the first time I ever seen this anime

I am a new believer about 5 years plus, my grandma just went to the LORD in a peaceful way. I want to say this the time is near and is very very near, let those who have ears to hear ear this. GOD BLESS everyone who sees this comments on this page.

(14) Ginger, April 13, 2009 8:21 AM

Breath of Life

When I was a senior in High School I was stricken with walking pneumonia. I was given an antibiotic which I became allergic to and went into anaphalactic shock. I could not get any breath in or out and got up to let someone know. My Mom saw me and started patting me on the back and blowing in my face, by the time I made it outside on the porch I was collasping. As my knees hit the floor I said in my head and heart, "God help"! The next thing I knew I was waking up on the porch and the neighbor was getting her car to take me to the hospital(no one knew CPR). The hospital was 20 mile away and there would not have been time for us to get there with me not breathing. God opened my windpipe up so I could breath. When we got to the hospital they gave me medicine to run the first medicine out of my blood stream and started me on another medication. When I had children I took up CPR.

(13) Ran, April 8, 2009 10:55 AM

The Miracle of Modern Medicine

Growing up with Mom, Dad, and one older brother seven years my senior, a curious thing about our family was that we always showed each other that we loved each other in the things we did, yet we never actually said those words - I have no idea why, that's just how it always was in our family. Several years before he died, my late father (may he rest in peace) developed Type II diabetes. One day, he inadvertantly took a dose of cold medicine that would knock his blood sugar level way down, then went to take a nap. Mom noticed something was wrong when she tried to awaken him later, but all he kept saying was, "I'm alright, I'm alright." Mom called me on my cell to tell me something was wrong with Dad, so I rushed over to their home from work and tried to engage my father in conversation. When Dad kept giving me the same response and little more, I had Mom call the paramedics. They rushed over and I explained his condition and the medication he'd taken, for which they gave him an I.V. solution that rehydrated him and brought him back to us within moments, lucid and alert! Amazing! As my mother choked back sobs, I thanked the paramedics from the bottom of my heart for the miracle of modern medicine that they'd brought to help my father - Thank G'd we had it available! More importantly, I made a silent promise to myself that I would start a new tradition in our family from that day forward, by always reminding my mother and father that I loved them each time we parted or ended our conversations - and I'm so glad that I kept up that tradition until the last time I spoke with my father before his untimely passing. Bottom line: Death can come unexpectedly. Fight back RIGHT NOW by starting a new tradition: Tell those you love just how much you love them. They should already know it from all the things you do for them, but saying the actual words couldn't hurt!

(12) N.W., April 6, 2009 9:49 PM

beautiful simulation-very inspiring how the evil Egyptians were destroyed

(11) Anonymous, April 6, 2009 5:36 PM

movie

I have this movie the rest of it is ALL wrong!

(10) Daisy, April 6, 2009 3:46 PM

Angel

Many years ago, I was driving home from college for the weekend, along with two friends, when my car stalled in the rain, in the middle of nowhere. We sat and waited for the rain to stop, but the car still wouldn't start. Three young women alone in the booneydocks, in a disabled car, was not a good situation. Out of the blue, a mid-sized truck stopped beside us and asked if we needed help. He looked under my hood and said, "Your distributor cap is wet and the pads are worn off. I know of a place a few miles from here that can fix it if you'll come with me." Against all my better judgement, I got into his truck, instructing my friends to keep the car doors locked. It wasn't until the truck had left them behind that it dawned on me I must have been crazy, getting in a strange truck with a strange man. It was just as these thoughts struck me when the driver said, "I have a daughter about your age, you know." He said little else, but he took me to a garage in a nearby town, told them he needed a distrubutor cap, and paid for one there on the spot. He took me back to my car where my two friends were still waiting. Without a word, this kind man changed my distributor cap and went back to his truck without a word. I tried to thank him and ask him what I owed him for the distributor cap, but he never spoke, never looked at me, and just drove away fast. I was stunned. It did not occur to me at first, but he was built very much like my dead father, who passed away when I was just a little girl. Daddy once told me that he would never leave me, never let me go. I am now convinced that the mysterious truck driver was an angel who had something to do with Daddy, sent by G-D. I may be wrong, but I have never been able to shake that feeling.

(9) DEBORAH, April 6, 2009 3:26 PM

freedom

my miracle that chillis my life. Its freedom. Freedom about my past, freedom of my suffering, freedom of my bad time Today for me Passover is so close to my reality as our past when Hebrews start walking to the desert. My passover is so present now that Im truly greatfull of my life, my family my roots recover and principle my future. Jag Sameaj

(8) graham, April 6, 2009 4:18 AM

too narrow!

the red sea is about 10 miles across at it's narrowest. to get everyone over in one night the gap in the sea has to be at least 25 miles!

(7) Talia, April 5, 2009 3:32 PM

Amazeing

I found this simulation very powerful. It transforms intellectual knowledge into experiential knowledge, which in turn has an impact on the emotions. When I saw how H' finished off our enemies in a matter of minutes, I felt His all encompassing love for us. Also it makes it more real & believable that this is destined to happen in our days.

(6) Mary, April 5, 2009 1:43 PM

miracles

Rabbis acknowledge that certain people experienced miracles in their survival of the Holocaust. Israel rising from the dust heap of history seems to be a miracle. I feel I have experience miracles. However my rabbi says that the Hebrew word for miracle is a "banner" i.e. something which we notice. The stuff that takes place everyday, like our ability to see, and to speak and to comprehend each other, and be concious, we take for granted. They aren't a banner miracle, they are just miracles.

(5) Kovy, April 5, 2009 12:08 PM

My 11 year old friend's life almost came to an end.

My 11 year old friend's life almost came to an end. One day, about 8 months ago, my friend was having major head aces but suddenly went into cardiaract arrest (couldn't breathe)! He was rushed to the hospital and after a few ours, the sad news had spread, my friend had a tumor in his brain! The only way to get rid of it was to commence a surgery that mean going into to the brain, and removing the tumor that was very close to the brain nerve. He ended up going through two surgeries, but Baruch Hashem it was successful. He stayed in the hospital for a week or two, and was then transfered to a children hospital, where you lived for 2 months, doing therapy every couple of hours, to regain his knowledge. Only this week, did he return home where he joined us for mincha at school, where he davend with tremendous thought. He is now preparing for peach, where he can tell his own story of freedom. May hashem bless him to grow in torah, and continue his life as he once did, an 11 year old child. Chag Kosher V'Sameach

(4) Anonymous, April 5, 2009 11:41 AM

Some mistakes in the film

Nachshon Ben Aminadav was the first one to enter the water up to his nose and only then the water broke apart- after he showed "mesirut nefesh" self sacrifice.
Moses was about 80 years old and probably with his head covered.
The Midrash says they had fruit trees growing on the path which they ate from.
also the path was totally smooth with no rocks etc.
They also made a half of a circle and went out on the same side they entered from.
Some Midrashim say they had 12 paths- one for each tribe.
Also pharo survived just to go back and tell his people and to do "hazara bitshuva"
It''s an interesting movie.

(3) Mae Summer, April 5, 2009 11:15 AM

daughters accident.

My daughter was in a serious car accident, drunk driver hit her truck head on and she remained conscious and as she was waiting for the jaws of life a woman entered the truck unbeknownst to anyone{the other car was on fire at this time and much commontion.} Anyway this woman said to her do not be afraid you are going to be alright and I will be with you until the ambulance arrives. She stayed with her and comforted her and was gone when the ambulance arrived. Our family wanted to thank this kind stranger so we contacted the police department. There was no record of her and no one at the scene had seen her. We put a large ad in the local paper to thank her and see if she would contact us. We never heard a thing. My daughter recovered fully after several months. Who was this woman who was there until I could arrive to comfort her? We think it was an angel, a messenger of G-d

(2) AVIGAYIL, April 5, 2009 10:54 AM

WOW!!

VERY CLEAR! AND AMAZING!!

(1) Felix Delgado, April 5, 2009 8:41 AM

G-d is a G-d of Action!

A long time ago I was lost,had nothing to believe or trust in.I was looking for G-d in the wrong place,after all that failed ang in my distress I called out to G-d with all my heart and soul.I asked that I need a teacher to teach me Torah to learn hebrew to keep Shabbat the rigth way and to some day visit Erezt Israel.So what happend?A few months later G-d provied a Rabbi,very inspirening and out going.Which by the way he was ordained at Aish Ha Torah in Jerusalem.He tought me the alef bet, inspired me to keep Shabbat the right way.I have not yet been to Erezt Israel,but G-d provied not just one rabbi many more.Now I attend an Orthadox synagogue learning week after week.G-d is a G-d of Action,He proved it to me.I prayed He provides in return I serve Him.

 

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