The Best Story for When You're Overwhelmed

Don't let the enormity of the task debilitate you. Whatever you do makes a difference.

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Comments (8)

(8) Lee G Correy, July 9, 2021 5:58 PM

Star Fish

Thank you Rabbi - I was smiling a great deal when I though of the things I need to do, want to do, and what I can actually do. Your upbeat and thoughtful push helped me. Shalom!

(7) Mark, July 9, 2021 3:30 PM

LOVE this!

Rabbi Tzvi,
Thank you for this uplifting video!
My wife and I first heard this story at a youth rally told beautifully by a youth leader who later played guitar at our daughter's wedding. Now we want to hear you play your guitar!

(6) Harry Pearle, July 9, 2021 3:06 PM

I am trying to give out RESILIENCE Bands...

Thanks, Rabbi, for the encouragement.

For a couple of months, now, I have been giving out "Resilience" slap bands.
They say, "I am Resilient." I ordered some from:, for 60 cents, each .

(Resilience is necessary, for us us, especially for students in school)

I feel rather silly when people laugh at me, when my slap band offer is rejected.
But I keep giving them out, while the supply lasts.

I have also made some suggestions to, and some were accepted.
Thanks so much for your great video lessons, Rabbi Sytner.

(5) Gloria Frisch, July 9, 2021 1:37 PM

I heard this story before but you told it SO well. Shabbat shalom!

(4) Kay, July 8, 2021 8:22 PM

Good Word

Getting something accomplished then, is in itself a reward, and is enough to get one to the next "starfish" and continue on! Thank you.

(3) Anonymous, July 8, 2021 5:02 PM


very motivating and encouraging spot

(2) Alexandra, July 8, 2021 3:05 PM

Beautiful video, todah rabah! Shabbat Shalom

(1) LOIS E SAM, July 8, 2021 1:37 PM



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