This may be the first post I've written in a long while that doesn't have anything to do with Israel specifically, but as part of a Rosh Hashana message to family, our cousin sent a link to a powerful video. So far, over 4 million people have seen this video of a talented young man who has overcome extraordinary challenges. The story it tells makes the spiritual work of the 10 Days of Repentance come to life.
The 8-minute video entertains while illustrating life-affirming courage. The video is the audition of a young man named Emmanuel Kelly for The X Factor, the Australian version of "American Idol". Trust me, it's worth the few minutes to watch this one.
Hat tip: E. C. Adler