Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight

What really separates winners from losers.

Comments (32)

(28) Rachel Shillingford, June 17, 2020 2:41 PM

Love it!

Love it!!! thank you

(27) Anonymous, June 8, 2020 7:16 AM


Loved it!

(26) Alejandro Levy, October 29, 2018 6:32 PM

thank you

What a gorgeous message! thank you for sharing it

(25) Anonymous, October 26, 2018 4:06 PM

Thank you

Thank you for your inspiring words. We watched your video in our Military School Jewish Studies class in Savananah.

(24) Peter, October 24, 2018 9:06 PM

Rav for the win!

Eternally good words, Sir! Another!

(23) Juan Mayorga-]Zambrano, February 1, 2017 10:03 PM


Gracias por el mensaje desde Ecuador!!

(22) jose carlos seghiri pizarro, January 22, 2017 1:08 PM

Inspirational and lifting heart up.

Thank you Rabbi I need this.

(21) daniella tannenwald, December 7, 2016 5:35 PM

Rav Gav - Im blessed to hear you speak often -i never get enough of the lessons you teach - you remain the best

(20) Neria, December 2, 2016 5:48 PM

Thank you!

Thank you for reminding us to keep our eyes open to inspiration everywhere and to keep getting up. Shabbat Shalom Blessings

(19) Effie, December 2, 2016 1:16 PM

So encouraging thanks

I will share this

(18) Anonymous, December 2, 2016 1:39 AM


Thank you! Got a lot of chizuk from this- any more videos from Rav Gav?

(17) Terrence MARCHINIAK, December 1, 2016 10:49 PM

A little Story

As I thought about the meaning of falling and rising and got my epiphany. At the time I was holding a toddler on my lap who was trying to walk but kept falling down. Her name — Aliyah! And she kept saying "up, up" as she raised her hands to the sky. Amazing! Out of the mouths of babes. We are all learning to walk right?

Sara, January 2, 2017 4:12 PM

I was just thinking of a toddler

Yes! We can learn a lot from children.

Thanks so much for sharing this inspiring message. You are so right Gav keep getting up no matter how many times one falls.

(16) Eliav, December 1, 2016 10:44 PM

This guy is good

Where have you been hiding this guy? We need to see more from him. And where did he learn that wisdom? Must have had some special teachers.

Tamara, December 13, 2016 3:38 PM

Probably from his brother ;-)

(15) bvw, December 1, 2016 3:22 PM

Eight up

"כִּי שֶׁבַע, יִפּוֹל צַדִּיק וָקָם"

Seven falls. But on the poster, eight ups. So?

(14) Anonymous, November 30, 2016 7:54 PM

Fall Down 7, get up 8

This is the most awesome video I have seen in a long time. God Bless You and keep up the good work.

(13) Anonymous, November 30, 2016 8:43 AM


this lesson is always important to be reminded of. thanks rav gav!

(12) Helen Dudden, November 29, 2016 9:07 PM

Most we need reminding

I thought just what we need to be reminded. Be positive.

(11) Terrence Marchiniak, November 29, 2016 4:12 PM

A just man falls 7 times but not into mischief

The beauty is in the rising but the strength is in the falling. The fall is designed to take you up.If you were wicked the opposite would happen- you would stay in mischief or problems. Thanks for the insight!

(10) Sara, November 29, 2016 3:48 PM

At times we all need the reminder!

Ever so inspiring Rav Gav! Thanks!

(9) Anonymous, November 29, 2016 3:27 PM

This was so inspiring and gave me such chizuk! What about people (myself) who don't just fall 7 times a week, but more like 7 times a day? What does Chazal really mean? 7 times a day or week?

(8) J, November 29, 2016 3:24 PM

loser is a word that started in 1980's

never liked it, no person is a loser

(7) Sara, November 29, 2016 3:09 PM

so true

You can't even get up if you never fall. So think of it. The fall is needed so that you can lift yourself out of it and learn from its experience how to grow! So dont be afraid of falling.

(6) Jonathan Rosenblum, November 29, 2016 2:54 PM

It's an old Japanese adage

Our Sages do not refer to rising eight. That's the Japanese version quoted by Angela Lee Duckworth in Grit.

For us, it's enough to get up seven times, since the falling precedes the getting up.

Anonymous, November 29, 2016 11:33 PM


I believe the exact quote comes even before the Japanese., In the book called the alchemist.

Peter, October 24, 2018 9:18 PM

No delivery doc?

At birth, most children are 'caught' before falling out of their moms, in which case thereafter, getting up precedes falling.

I hadn't dropped one yet! (that I know of) *...prays...*

So, Shlomo still has my vote...

(5) Anonymous, November 29, 2016 2:42 PM


It is so hard! To fall! And then to gather the strength to get up! This video inspired me as I am going through a difficult time and needed the chizuk (strength) to realize that this is only to make me stronger. Thank you for this wonderful message!

(4) chaim schnitzer, November 28, 2016 8:52 PM


why does it have to be constant misery in order to achieve success which a lot of times success is nowhere to be found?

(3) Sarah, November 28, 2016 5:43 AM

Love it! Can we please get more videos from Rav Gav?

(2) Nancy, November 27, 2016 11:35 PM

Sometimes we learn more from our failures than our successes

Yasher Koach and Todah Rabah!

(1) sara, November 27, 2016 3:41 PM

good one

thanks for this video. can we have more videos from him?


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