Jacob's Ladder: How to Rise Up When You're Down

A lesson in how to get through tough challenges.

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Comments (4)

(4) Alexandra, November 28, 2020 8:54 PM

One step at a time

Beautiful video, todah rabah

(3) Anonymous, November 26, 2020 9:22 PM


there is no elevator to success- you have to take the stairs.

(2) Ira Alex. Harris, November 26, 2020 7:47 PM

Thanks for the inspirational message. May your enterprise thrive in well-being!

My father, of blessed memory, was a Yacov, who with my mother and my sister came to the USA as Holocaust survivors. Through hard work despite many challenges, he "came up the ladder" to become a "modest" philanthropist, especially of Jewish schools and causes. Your video reminded me of my father's inspirational climb, as I now face---in retirement--- many challenges with my health and other challenges for my children and family.
I'm obliged for the "reminder" that each of us with the help of Hashem and our spiritual tradition has the ability to rise up.

(1) Caroline Perlmutter, November 25, 2020 12:31 PM

Thanks for kicking off our day ands being part of our morning inspiration at Breakfast

Rabbi Sytner —with the new lockdown restrictions in Toronto my high school kids are fearing the worst with the possibility of schools shutting down for an extended time during the winter break. The anticipated social isolation is taking its toll. I shared today’s video at breakfast with my girls. They smiled- Yup that was our Rabbi speaking directly to us! Thanks for coming into our home with this message of hope and how we can take small steps with H’ help to lift ourselves up when we are feeling down.


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