Our Brothers

Inspired by a true story, a non-religious former IDF soldier has an eye-opening conversation with an Orthodox man.

This video is inspired by a true story told by Rabbi Paysach Krohn.

Comments (11)

(7) Avrohom, January 31, 2019 5:25 PM

RE: Brothers. (the short video)

Beautifully done. Great story with a profound message. Actually, SEVERAL profound messages. If only we could all treat each other like loving siblings...

(6) Anonymous, April 12, 2018 1:47 PM


well done

(5) Ann Stacy, April 12, 2018 10:29 AM


I never cease to be amazed at your short videos! Inspired is all I can say!

(4) Anonymous, April 11, 2018 4:11 PM

the real rift

The video fails to address the main source of why secular Israelis feel slighted by religious Jews - they feel like they pay their dues to the State by serving in the military while others (many religious Jews) do not need to make this sacrifice. The message of the video is right on, but its portrayal of the secular Israeli is misguided. The secular Israeli is not a childish fool who cares only about whether you will eat a cheeseburger with him. In reality he has legitimate reasons for feeling the way he does.

Lev, April 12, 2018 2:28 PM

Not so

I reality, the secular's miss the point that many religious work, even-though a lot learn. The view of being supported by the government is also only focused on the religious jews, if you take a deeper look, the government also hands out a lot of money to the Arabs, yet the focal point is on the religious jew. I'd believe there's an undertone of dislike that is leading to this statement of the secular. Yet, the story can be about an individual, not an entire community. One person with in a community can have his own way of thinking something out & there are many examples, even with in the secular Israel community that they, the individual, choose to go in the Torah path, even with what has been stated by there peers....

Lenny, April 12, 2018 3:39 PM


You forget, Anonymous, if that is your real name, that throughout history, many religious Jews paid the price and made the ultimate sacrifice because of actions of secular Jews. It's only fair that we, the secular Jews (and although I am not secular, I am not exactly Orthodox either) finally repay that sacrifice.

Lev, April 12, 2018 6:41 PM

Interesting Perspective

I've heard the big Rabbi's disagree, that it isn't the secular at all that caused the "ultimate sacrifice", it is rather the religious. I'd assume there speaking out that you have to be making the choose, & with-in that, the areas that we lack as people expressing a desire to start walking in the direction, those are the people that it is most incumbent upon to step up and overcome there short comings. Only a Humble assumption on there words, those that choose to be part of the club are those expected to step up....

Dvirah, April 14, 2018 8:53 PM

Military Service

Most religious Israelis do perform military service. It is only a few ultra-orthodox groups who refuse. Some who will not serve in the IDF serve in ZRl (the national service).

(3) ARNOLD ORKIN, April 11, 2018 8:12 AM


great i loved it

(2) Anonymous, April 10, 2018 10:43 PM

I thought the production and the acting was good, but I did not understand the plot.
1) In the true story on which this is based, where did the old man disappear to?

2) It's true that Hitler did not differentiate between religious and non-religious Jews. But is that a good reason for us to do the same? There are plenty of other, better, reasons why Jews should treat each other like brothers.

(1) Harriet Wolpoff, April 10, 2018 7:24 PM

Tough topics

The simplicity and brevity of this video packs a huge wallop tackling these tough topics. Thank you.


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