The Stolen Watch: How to Build the People You Love

The importance of treating those you care about with dignity, respect and love.

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Comments (17)

(17) Anonymous, June 19, 2021 4:44 PM

Excellent video

Very true ..must respect to our loved ones...respect to those who caring you...children are very important as they are the one who build the society when they grow up and become the active members in society...

(16) Thomas Sparkman, June 18, 2021 1:41 PM

Brought tears to my eyes

Brought tears to my eyes your story did. Rabbi Tzvi Thank you so much for sharing the story. Don’t know why but I started crying. Like many of us in my 71 years I’ve had a lot of pain and trials. What I would love to have as a teacher like that. We all have so many anguish in troubled days. But you bit of sunshine has enlightened my days. May Hashem always be with you and Enlighten your paths

(15) Anonymous, April 28, 2021 6:54 AM

Life changing

(14) Anonymous, April 25, 2021 11:08 AM

A gorgeous story and lesson, thank you Rabbi.

(13) Anonymous, April 25, 2021 2:45 AM

And don't forget grandparents

As a teacher, parent, and now grandparent, I've found that as a grandparent, I'm much more alert to see those little ways that I can build my children, students, and grandchildren. Grandparents have much to give!

(12) kathleen dolce, April 24, 2021 3:27 PM

wonderful story

surprising ending.

(11) Reena David, April 24, 2021 3:41 AM

Heart stirring teaching.

(10) T. Anderson, April 23, 2021 8:54 PM


Thank you for this reminder.

(9) Anonymous, April 23, 2021 8:19 PM

great story great video

(8) Martha Wasserman, April 23, 2021 3:00 PM

Thank you for your video! It really helped me.

(7) Rita Hoxie, April 23, 2021 1:35 PM

Awesome Perspective

Rabbi, thanks for this video message that confirms points on loving others I received in a current Biblestudy!

(6) Anonymous, April 22, 2021 4:41 PM

Thank you

Another great lesson <3

(5) Ruth Levy-Schudroff, April 21, 2021 9:30 PM

I am in my 52nd year teaching at Westchester Community College and did meet Rabbi at a model Passover seder many years ago.

The message is so inspiring. I pray its effect will influence me to be a better educator.

(4) Carole Paul, April 21, 2021 3:47 PM

Very good advice. Have a Happy Birthday. Carole

(3) Sheila Hecker, April 21, 2021 3:16 PM

I cannot hear that story too many times......It can be applied in so many areas...
Thank you.....I so enjoy your words of inspiration...badly needed while each of us has our own challenges in this time

(2) Reesa Shaw, April 20, 2021 5:56 PM

Such a beautiful sentiment

Thank you for sharing this story. As a Hebrew school teacher for over 20 years, I love to hear these stories of uplifting of our students. It can be easy to find fault and yet this story is so full of hope and love! I was that student: I hated Hebrew school and felt no real connection to any of my teachers. And now it is my life's passion to mentor and teach these young minds.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful story and sentiment!

(1) Harry S Pearle, April 20, 2021 1:23 PM

Good Teachers Turn Us ON, not OFF (George Floyd Cutoff)

Wonderful lesson, Rabbi Sytner. Thanks so much.

I once met a man by the name of ONOFF, Tim, Onoff.
I asked him how he got that last name, and he said it was a Russian name.
But the name ONOFF, might offer us a lesson.

How often are we turned ON at school, and in life?
How often are we turned OFF? Good teachers turn us ON, not OFF.

(This also has me thinking about the tragic case of George Floyd.
By being choked, he could not speak and his life was cutoff.)

Are we to allow ourselves to be cutoff, and silenced?
"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation" (Thoreau)


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