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Has The Dream Come True?

294.4Herzel’s inspirational dream about an independent Jewish state has come true. But let’s find out why Ben Gurion was so disappointed with everything that was happening to the people of Israel and left Jerusalem to go to a kibbutz. Why, instead of true Zionist idealists, did different parties that fought with each other begin to be created?

I don’t want to touch politics, but it is worth raising and discussing these issues in order to understand where we are. Maybe it will be possible to find words and gather human forces for a better and broader explanation of the need to unite the people of Israel in the land of Israel.

What can we say to the younger generation who want to know if there is a future for Israel? Understandably, there is! After all, we are inside a process, inside a program established from above. Everything that happens in the world day by day is determined from above, from the highest levels of nature. And our obligation is to support this program and get involved in it.

Only we, in our time, in our generation, and in our state can add the power of the science of Kabbalah to the process of our development. After all there is no other possibility to actively participate in this process if we do not make our movement international, multinational.

We are not just returning from exile the fragments of Jewish people left in different countries, but we invite all people who understand that the future of the world is only in unification of all mankind to join this movement. In this way we will acquire the shape of a single people, like the natives of ancient Babylon who followed Abraham and went to the land of Israel, which means “straight to the Creator – Yashar El” and thus became one nation.

The wave of anti-Semitism is rising again in the world. But exactly this will help the world understand that we cannot return to the same catastrophe that we have already gone through and have seen where it has led both the Jews and all of humanity. We are obliged to pull the world to another peak, another state, and to open up a perspective of the future for it.

Considering what is happening with the Jewish people in Israel and other countries, I think that people will listen to us and many will join us. And in such a way we will influence the spirit of the people and their government and awaken people to unification and unity, to one huge embrace around the entire planet.
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From KabTV’s “A Conversation with Journalists” 10/17/21

“Why Israel’s PR War Is Hopeless” (Linkedin)

My new article on Linkedin “Why Israel’s PR War Is Hopeless

Last Friday, Israel outlawed six Palestinian NGOs linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terrorist organization, and the world is up in arms. The Biden administration is asking for “more information regarding the basis for these designations,” which Israel insists are “cast in concrete,” the UN and the EU question Israel’s decision, and Left wing parties within Israel condemn the decision of the Israeli government, of which they are a part. Israel will never be able to justify itself since rational explanations and solid proof are useless in the face of ingrained hatred. As long as Israel does not unite its ranks, its PR war is hopeless.

Every country can criticize decisions of other countries. However, with Israel, it is not a matter of criticizing a decision of the Israeli government; it is an inherent objection to the very existence of the Jewish state. Therefore, whatever the Israeli government decides, even if it is complete acceptance of the demands of the Palestinians, without any reservations, the world will still criticize Israel for things it should have done but didn’t. The point we are missing here is that the world is not trying to show that it agrees or disagrees with the decisions of this or that Israeli government; it is demonstrating its resentment of the very fact that the State of Israel exists.

After World War II, the world was tolerant toward the Jewish state because of the Holocaust. However, there is only so long you can justify your existence through the death of millions of your people. Today, humanity does not feel that the atrocities committed against our people in the 1940s justify our sovereignty in the Middle East in the 2020s.

There is a good reason why even members of the Israeli government agree with the world’s criticism. We ourselves don’t warrant our existence here. Without understanding the reason for the existence of the State of Israel, and even more importantly, without carrying out the reason we are here, even Israelis condemn the State of Israel and would gladly live elsewhere if they could.

If we want to succeed in our PR efforts, we must abandon the focus on what the world thinks or feels about Israel, and concentrate instead on how Israelis think and feel about each other. Since we are always under scrutiny, we are always an example—for better or for worse. Therefore, our relationships project on the entire world. When we are connected among ourselves, we are an example of unity and the world appreciates us. When we are divided within, we set an example of disunion, and the world hates us and accuses us of warmongering.

We exist in a sovereign state in order to set an example of how a sovereign state should conduct its affairs. If we conduct ourselves in unity, in mutual responsibility, in the spirit of loving others as ourselves, we set a good example and merit our sovereignty. If we despise each other and treat each other with contempt and derision, as we do today, we set a bad example and the world spurns us.

In the days of the Second Temple, when there was unity within the people of Israel, kings and scholars from abroad would come to learn the wisdom of the Jews. They translated the Torah from Hebrew to Greek, and their scholars learned from the sages of Israel who lived during their time. Many people also came to watch the festivities in Jerusalem during the three annual pilgrimages and cherished the feeling of brotherhood that the Jews projected.

But when infighting erupted in the Jewish people, the nations became increasingly hostile toward us. After centuries of growing division within our people, we were eventually expelled from the land and the Roman Emperor Hadrian changed the name Judaea to Palestine, to erase the memory of the Jewish presence in the land.

Today’s circumstances are similar. We are still judged by the example we set. If we are united, the world will welcome us. If we are divided, the world will expel us.

For an in-depth discussion about this topic, read my latest publication on this topic: The Jewish Choice: Unity or Anti-Semitism.

Relationship Between Male And Female Tens

559Question: The ten is a Partzuf. What kind of relationship should there be between male and female tens?

Answer: There is no difference between a male and female ten, but there is no need to mix women and men. Gender differences impose certain restrictions on our communication. In Kabbalah, this cannot be.

Love in our world and spiritual love are two different things and you should not mix them.

Women’s groups should help men’s groups, and men’s groups should recognize their responsibility to women by their confidence, through their moving forward.

The right combination between the tens is very important. There are many of you, and you are a great power if you connect above all distances.
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From KabTV’s “Videoconference”

The Study Of The Soul

202.0Question: “Psychology,” translated from Greek, is the study of the soul. In Hebrew, it sounds like Torat ha-Nefesh. Kabbalah is studying the concept of Neshama (soul). Still, there is a difference between Neshama and Nefesh. I would like to know what is that difference?

Answer: Neshama is a common soul, the totality of all our desires that raise a person to a level opposite to the nature of our world, the level of bestowal, love, unification. Kabbalah deals with the opposite of the originally created egoistic quality of man.

Question: Can we say that Nefesh is something of my individuality and Neshama is something in common?

Answer: If you do not consider that there are levels of Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama, Haya, and Yechida in Kabbalah, but simply take the feeling of a person within the framework of our world, then this can be called the nature of Nefesh (soul), i.e., the egoistic soul of every person in our world.
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From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 10/15/21

“What Is The Meaning Of Life And Why Are We Here?” (Quora)

Dr. Michael LaitmanMichael Laitman, On Quora: What is the meaning of life and why are we here?

The meaning of life is to change our nature from receiving to giving, from hatred to love, from rejecting others to drawing closer to them.

When we undergo this transformation, we will feel a completely different existence, a reverse world. We will find fulfillment in fulfilling others, and by doing so, we will feel a complete and eternal state of perfection.

Based on “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” on December 7, 2020. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.

Borders Will Just Explode

448.3Comment: According to the latest World Bank report, 216 million people will be forced to leave their homes by 2050 due to climate change. The most difficult situation will be the countries of the sub-Sahara. There, the number of climatic migrants is 86 million, in East Asia, Oceania, 49 million. The problem is that the world will not be able to contain migration. This will happen due to lack of water, wars, crop failures, and so on.

Answer: Yes, of course. Is America the only one to accept people? Everyone will accept. Borders will just explode.

Question: And what will happen? Will we all mix, will all humanity mix? As a Kabbalist I want to ask you: What is this mixing for?

Answer: This is a gradual realization by people of who they are, how much they do not love anyone and anything but themselves, and how much they still need, without fail, to love their neighbor.

Question: And that is why they give him such a neighbor whom he would never love? And they say: “You must love him. He will live right next to you and that’s it.” And you have to love him? Does nature do it forcibly?

Answer: Of course.

Question: That is, her goal is such that we still come to “love your neighbor”?

Answer: Yes. I don’t think that we will go this way, but it doesn’t matter. Still, rapprochement will be necessary.

Question: Can this be done only by pressing?

Answer: Forced.

Question: Do you think this is exactly what is happening?

Answer: Only for solving the world problem of nature. It wants to see us all together, absolutely united without any conditions with each other, on the principle of universal brotherhood.

Question: But in general, a person is able to rise above himself?

Answer: This is horror! Nobody imagines it. But they will force us with a “stick to happiness.”

Question: And we can still somehow by our own effort, to the point?

Answer: I do not yet see any possibilities to resolve this issue. I don’t even see it in myself, not like in others.

Question: That is, one way or another, we will be given this task, and we will have to solve it in only one way?

Answer: It’s already standing! And everything emanates from it, and these incipient pandemics, and all the problems, they will all be, in general, global.

Question: Does all migration exists for this purpose, to put us in front of this question?

Answer: Yes.

Comment: Still, “love your neighbor as yourself” is the main and fundamental law of life.

My Response: Yes. This is the law of life of the last generation. And we are its beginning.
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From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 9/23/21

Work Is Only In The Soul!

594Question: Why was it impossible to build a Temple during the time of the twelve tribes?

Answer: What does it mean to build? It would have been better if it were not in stone at all! It is all just dust in the eyes. There is something built up and here we are sitting behind the walls of this temple, as if behind the Kremlin Wall, and everything is fine with us.

Why do we need a material symbol? At one time there were a lot of opponents to this. But, as a rule, those who understand the least are stronger in the material world. People need a toy, so here it is. Apart from that, we have nothing. They replaced the spiritual goal with a wall.

Imagine today that you are going out to the people to tell them something, show them, summarize, present them with a goal, but you have it all purely spiritual, based on the quality of bestowal.

But instead, you show them a huge room, a palace, although it was really very small, sacrifices are burned here, Levites pray there, and Chohanim (Priests) do work here. Everything is clear to both young children and adult children. Man is fighting for symbols, braces.

Question: How else can you approach a person’s heart?

Answer: It is precisely by correcting the heart when you begin to determine in the heart what is holy and what is not.

The people will understand this in accordance with how they rise above themselves, by how much they realize that there is nothing on this earth and all this is just a phantom world. Work should be only in the soul, only in the desire to unite! Only the various stages of our connection represent the material part of the spiritual world.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 8/23/21

Two Concepts Of Existence

115.06Question: Why is all of humanity divided into Jews and other nations in our world?

Answer: A clear division of humanity into two parts occurred once in ancient Babylon. The small civilization that existed suddenly plunged into huge egoism.

The Babylonians decided to build a tower to the sky to reach the Creator, to fight with Him, i.e., with nature. They became so egoistically opposite that they stopped understanding each other.

This is how two concepts of further existence appeared. One of them was formed under the leadership of Abraham; the second was under the leadership of King Nimrod.

Abraham believed that the egoism that manifested itself, which makes us reject each other and forces us to be separated, was created specifically so that we would rise above it. If we do this despite the fact that we are in contradiction with each other and remember how we lived together when there was one law and one nation, then we will reveal a completely new form of existence in connection with each other.

And then, feeling ourselves above material nature, we will feel a completely different life: eternal, perfect, and not within the boundaries of our animal existence.

Abraham said that egoism is the means of our elevation. Let’s treat it this way, separate ourselves from it, look at the ego from the outside and begin to rise above it. Egoism will constantly grow, and we, constantly rising above it, will become like a common force of nature: love, bestowal, unity, harmony.

This was the methodology revealed by Abraham who became one of the leading ideologists of that time.

And Nimrod’s theory said: “No, egoism develops in us in order for science, art, and human society to progress. Let’s develop together with the ego, not rising above it, not looking at our egoistic nature from the outside, but living inside it.” Naturally, this theory received great support because it does not require a person to fight with himself.

So humanity was divided into two parts: a small part went with Abraham (literally a few dozen people) and the rest followed Nimrod. Abraham’s method was for connection, and the second was for separation.

Otherwise how can egoists who mutually hate each other get along on a small piece of land? Then the Babylonians settled all over the world. This is written in the book Genesis Rabbah, in the works of Josephus Flavius, and in other ancient sources.
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From KabTV’s “Close-Up. The Difference In Souls”

How To Come To Terms With The Death Of A Loved One

631.5Question: Alena Glushchenko asks: “How can you come to terms with the death of your husband at the age of 30?

Answer: This is indeed a tragedy. It knocks down and kills a woman. Also, a man, too, in general, is not strong in this.

What to do? We must continue to live; we must continue to seek and understand the meaning of life. To understand that if you have been given such a fate, then you need to use it correctly for some purpose. There is nothing accidental in nature.

I can tell her only one thing, if she orientates herself correctly to the right goal, then she will see that everything is for the better.

Question: What is the correct goal in your understanding?

Answer: In my understanding, the correct goal is to find in our world the upper force that determines everything, that determines our destiny. In connection with this force, we can each find our own destiny and gain real happiness.

Question: Then I would ask a practical question. If her husband died, can she think about another person who she can meet, about another man?

Answer: Why not? Yes, absolutely.

Not to reproach yourself, but seriously think about how to get on with your life anyway.
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From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 8/12/21

The Sphere Of Kabbalah And The Sphere Of Psychology

962.3Comment: The goal of psychology is to improve the quality of material life. And the purpose of Kabbalah, as Baal HaSulam writes, is to reveal the Creator to the creatures in our world.

My Response: In principle, we are placed in a very interesting amount of impact on us by just one single force, the upper force of nature. You can call it the Creator or just nature in general.

If we do not improve ourselves in the quality of bestowal and love for the world around us, do not suppress our egoistic quality and do not develop the quality of altruism in ourselves, then we are within the framework of psychology.

This can be said both with respect to man and, to some extent, with respect to the animal, vegetative and even still levels of nature, which are below the level of “man.” By studying them, we practically study the psychology of our world, the reactions of interaction between all organisms and the governing force of nature.

But if we want to change ourselves in accordance with the upper force of nature, then we are already entering the realm of Kabbalah.

Psychology is designed to make people feel better and more confident in our world and only within the limited frame originally given to us by nature.

The alternative to it is that a person can develop himself above these limits, rise above his egoism, begin to explore the world in the quality of bestowal directed at others and not at himself, and then he will begin to study the second side of his essence, which is called “soul.”

The science of Kabbalah deals with this so that a person can go beyond our world, find out what really exists outside of it. After all, within the limits of our world, he only feels himself and what he captures inside himself.

But since our perception device is very limited, then, by developing ourselves to the quality of interconnectedness, love, bestowal, filling the world of others, we begin to feel reality in a different way. We feel a force that exists outside of us and affects us from the outside.
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From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 10/15/21

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“Shipping Crisis Calls For Wising Up On Shopping” (Linkedin)

My new article on Linkedin “Shipping Crisis Calls for Wising Up on Shopping

Informally, Halloween, which is a few days away, begins a shopping season that stretches through the beginning of the following year. But this year, ships are stuck at sea, ports are jam-packed, and merchandise is not reaching the stores or the customers who ordered online. It appears as though many children and lovebirds will be disappointed this holiday season. From computer chips to cars, the world seems to be downsizing volumes, and I think it is a great thing for all of us.

Because we are unwilling to feel connected, nature forces us to realize it. We have been interdependent and interconnected for decades, if not more, but our attitude toward each other has been to exploit and harm one another wherever and whenever possible. We derive pleasure from others’ pain, oblivious to the fact that their suffering will eventually hurt us, too.

Now, using precise blows to our emotional soft spots, nature is making us see what we refuse to see: We are all connected. The shipping crisis will be a blessing for all of us if we wise up and understand what it is telling us about shopping, and about our attitude to one another as a whole.

When you create ties on the basis of trying to pull your way as hard as possible, at some point the ties will snap. This is what is happening today. All the systems of connection we have built are breaking, which affects every aspect of our lives—from food prices to gadgets to transportation, and to every realm of human engagement. We have built our entire system on egoism; can we expect it not to collapse?

Now we have no choice but to start thinking more in terms of “we” and less in terms of “me.” When it is clear that disruptions anywhere lead to disruptions everywhere, we cannot maintain abusive and exploitative attitudes toward other places or other people. We have to shift from thinking nationally to thinking globally, from an exclusive thinking to an inclusive one.

Eventually, we will need mechanisms to coordinate global activities, functioning mechanisms, not like the UN or its affiliates. But this will come later, after we change our thinking and build what needs to be built without trying to use it for power or exploitation.

In a world where plagues spread like the wind, production stops the world over, and food and gas prices spike everywhere, collaborative thinking is not optional; it is imperative. Cooperation is the only reasonable attitude, the only one that will change things for the better. If we keep pulling our own separate ways, the strings that tie us all together will snap and we will all fall painfully hard.

“76 Years After Its Founding, The UN Has Yet To Achieve Anything” (Linkedin)

My new article on Linkedin “76 Years After Its Founding, the UN Has Yet to Achieve Anything

“United Nations Day, on 24 October, marks the anniversary of the day in 1945 when the UN Charter entered into force,” writes the UN page dedicated to this date. The title of the page reads “Building Back Together for Peace and Prosperity,” and states that the anniversary “offers the opportunity to amplify our common agenda and reaffirm the purposes and principles of the UN Charter.” For 76 years, the UN has been trying to bring peace to the world. In 76 years, we have not moved one inch closer to it. If I had to summarize the operations of the UN during the entirety of its time, I would capture it in four short words: a waste of time.

I cannot say it hasn’t tried. During the earlier years of the previous decade, I myself had dealt with the UN extensively. I met several times with then director general of UNESCO, Irina Bokova and we sought ways to mitigate some of the world’s most pressing issues. I had a wonderful meeting with the former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, after which an organization that I am heading, ARI Institute, collaborated with the UN, which declared that the topic for 2012 would be “education.” Together, we designed an international educational program for establishing unity and camaraderie in society and in schools.

If the UN is to be an effective institution, it must be above any particular interest of any single country. Its sole interest must be for all of humanity to unite, and it must be given the power and authority to carry out its task.
Sadly, the meetings and efforts did not result in changes on the ground. They failed not for lack of competence or good will, but because the UN is not intended to succeed. It is not intended to make the world a better place, but to serve as an arena for international political manipulations and power struggles under the guise of concern for human rights, food and water problems, and climate change.

Its intentions may have been good when it was first established, but once politicians took over and pushed their own agenda, they warped and distorted everything. By doing so, they had turned an institution that could have been very meaningful and positive in humanity into a stage for making empty speeches and sanctimonious declarations. This is why I said that its activity has been a waste of time.

If the UN is to be an effective institution, it must be above any particular interest of any single country. Its sole interest must be for all of humanity to unite, and it must be given the power and authority to carry out its task.

Currently, no one in the UN is accountable. If the intended agenda does not happen, no one pays for it; no one is held responsible. This is why no one takes it seriously.

For this reason, I think that the UN, as such, should be dismantled completely. Instead of it, there must be an international educational institute dealing with installing the realization that we are all dependent on each other. Before we realize that when we pollute one part of the world, we are polluting our own backyard, nothing good will happen.

Countries must learn that they have to support one another despite their mutual enmity. Unless we rise above vindictiveness and begin to build a common, global entity called “humanity,” humankind will suffer the consequences of its disunion.

We can learn that we are connected in one of two ways: a good way or a bad way. The bad way is the one we’re on today, and we can see where it is leading. The good way is our only option since this is the only way where we come out alive on the other end of it.

In conclusion, I hope that this birthday was one of reckoning for the UN, that heads of states are beginning to realize that if we want to celebrate more birthdays, and we want our children to celebrate them, we need to change course. Once we learn how to feel close to one another, it will be possible to build a United Nations that will warrant its name.

Happy Birthday!

“We’d Shoot Anything For Social Media Attention” (Linkedin)

My new article on Linkedin “We’d Shoot Anything for Social Media Attention

“For more than 40 minutes, a woman was harassed by a stranger on a public transit train in Philadelphia and then raped while bystanders held up their cellphones, seemingly to record the assault,” NBC News reported last week. “The assault was observed by a SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) employee, who called 911, enabling SEPTA officers to respond immediately and apprehend the suspect in the act.” A few days later, another video surfaced, depicting a crocodile pouncing on a fourteen-year-old boy, whose remains were found several hours later.

While some readers’ comments expressed shock at the bystanders’ unwillingness to intervene, I think it is their natural instinct to preserve themselves that prevented them from doing so. What is anything but natural, however, is the fact that they documented the events on their phones and posted them on social media. This is a testimony that we are not only worse than any animal, we rejoice in, and exploit the suffering of others, even when that other is a woman or a child.

On the face of it, the bystanders committed no crime, yet we are appalled by them even more than we are appalled by the sex-offender or the death of the child. There is a good reason for it: The bystanders could have been each one of us. They were not sick people; they were regular folks commuting to or from work, or perhaps traveling to visit a friend or a family member. They represent the true face of society, of which we, too, are parts.

Our sages defined indifference as “Sodomite Rule,” the principle for which the Biblical city of Sodom was destroyed. They called that principle, “Let mine be mine and let yours be yours” (Mishnah, Avot, 5:13), meaning that no one interferes with another person’s life; each one keeps to him or herself. For this carelessness, Sodom was destroyed. How far are we from that trait? Judging by the filming bystanders, we have gone beyond it.

This is why our society is disintegrating. We can already see that we have no feeling for others, other than the desire to exploit their misfortunes or use them for some selfish pleasure. Is it not time we did something about who we are instead of waiting for a Sodom-type fate?

Enjoying people’s suffering is nothing new to humankind. In ancient Rome, for example, a common punishment to the worst of criminals, runaway slaves, and Christians, was damnatio ad bestias (condemnation to beasts), in which condemned people were killed by wild animals, such as leopards or lions, before a cheering crowd at the Colosseum. These days, the Colosseums are Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media networks. The arenas might be different, but the joy of the spectators indicates we have not changed.

I think we must begin to seriously contemplate correction of our core nature. We are on the brink of destruction. A race whose nature is so corrupt, a race that has taken over the planet and imposes its wickedness on all beings, will not be allowed to live for long. I think we must reroute not just our behavior, but the cause of our behavior, its engine, namely our own nature.

I have no doubt that in the end, we will come to the resolution that we must do this, but I am afraid of the price we will have to pay until we get there. If we make a conscious choice to change now, before nature forces us to do so, we will avert the cataclysms that clearly await us. If we choose inaction, nothing will stop them from coming.

The relics of humanity will still have to make the necessary changes and reform human nature, but there is no reason whatsoever that there will be such disasters. Earth is rich enough to provide for everyone abundantly, but it depends on whether we change ourselves for the better or maintain our diabolical nature.
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“Hollywood’s Untold Jewish Story” (Linkedin)

My new article on Linkedin “Hollywood’s Untold Jewish Story

After a decade of delays and a cost of nearly $500 million, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles has finally opened to the general public; here classic films will be screened and screenplays and pictures from the dawn of cinema will be shown.

But the surprise that many have today is that there is no mention in the museum of the pioneers who built the Hollywood industry: the Jews. An article titled “Jews built Hollywood. So why is their history erased from the Academy’s new museum?”, published in The Forward, brought this subject to people’s attention. The author quotes Doris Berger, the museum’s senior curator, explaining the reason to omit the bold Jewish contribution to Hollywood, “We want to attract many different audiences. We want people to see themselves in our programs and exhibitions featuring highly known objects and films as well as lesser-known filmmakers. We aim to create dialogue.”

Jews of Eastern Europe who immigrated to America were the first to build Hollywood. Until the end of the 19th century, even the beginning of the 20th century, Jews were excluded from various professions, educational institutions and social circles. As those who had nothing on the one hand had an opportunity opened up for them on the other, the Jews took with both hands and gratitude the uncultivated ground of cinema.

The place was vacant, it was very easy to enter, work and succeed, and they were drawn there as to any place without disturbances and restrictions. Thus, with the help of the developed business sense, the Jews made the film industry a comfortable cushion of prosperity.

It is likely that behind the modern pluralistic philosophy of the museum’s Jewish curator lies a simple need to obscure these facts, to lower Jews’ prominence and remain under the radar. The truth is that this is not a great loss because the people of Israel, blessed with their skills, are not meant to entertain the world and provide it with an hour and a half of escape from reality.

The role of the Jewish people is to harness a sharp thought and wise heart to spread a fulfilling explanation of the nature of the world to human society providing the tools and knowledge to connect to each other in this difficult life. This is the doctrine of the nation, these are the aspects rooted in our people that we are commanded to realize and instill in everyone. In other words, until we, the people of Israel, present the method of fixing the world, it is worthwhile for us not to be vociferous.

Even so, Jews in the United States cannot afford to show the current state of affairs and brag about their contribution. Jew-hatred is on the rise in America and there is no need to add trivial prominence. We need to be pioneers in presenting the story of humanity: where we are today and where we can head to if we work for change.

Drama and comedy, laughter and crying, are tools that touch the heart directly, so through them one can describe with sensitivity and wisdom the immense difficulty we are in today. With their help it is possible to illustrate on the one hand all the natural disasters that afflict us, all the cruel battles and struggles that erupt between us and on the other hand to draw in clear lines our abilities to overcome forces and create a better world.

The Jewish people are able to be pioneers in creating a new script, a new plot to reverse the current negative society’s trend by redirecting the ties between us, from receiving to giving, from hatred to love.

“What If We Could Be Young Again?” (Linkedin)

My new article on Linkedin “What If We Could Be Young Again?

David Sinclair, a professor of genetics and co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research at Harvard Medical School, claims to have found a way to make people young again. He calls it “epigenetic reprogramming of aged tissues,” and according to him, we can gain back lost years. Assuming this is true, and assuming we could buy a pill or some other form of medication that could do that to our tissues, I would not want it. I would not take it even if it were free. I think it is not a gift, but a curse on humanity. What matters is not how many years we live, but how we live our years.

If I were asked if I wanted more power than nature has given me, it would be only more power to change my selfish nature, my egoism. What would it give me to live in order to acquire more wealth, or power, or social status? But correcting the ego, growing closer to the nature of loving others, and connecting people to the nature of creation—the integrated network of benevolence that supports us—this is a goal worth living for.

Only when we connect to the interconnected network of reality, life becomes worth living. In such a state, we emerge from the illusion that we exist only for ourselves and begin to feel the whole of existence. Just as a cell exists individually but lives for the sake of the organism of which it is a part, when we live not for our own sake, but for the sake of all of humanity, and all of reality, we are endowed with the life of all of reality.

In such a state, we need no reprogramming of any tissues. We reach far beyond the tissue level and connect our consciousness with everything around us. This is what I call life!

If we are confined to our tissues; if we venerate them, then we exist as long as our tissues exist. But if we focus on helping all of humanity find the vitality that is found in connection, we are beyond life and death. In such a state, there are only love, care, and compassion in our reality.

For centuries, kabbalists could not reveal this truth to humankind since people would not understand them. But now that people are beginning to listen, it is possible to share this secret with all of humanity: Happiness is found not in the self, but in good connection with others.

To conclude this post, I would like to quote the words of my teacher’s father, the great kabbalist Baal HaSulam: “I am glad that I have been born in such a generation when it is permitted to disclose the wisdom of truth.”
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“What Is The Root Cause Of Antisemitism And Collective Hatred Towards The Jewish People And Their Faith?” (Quora)

Dr. Michael LaitmanMichael Laitman, On Quora: What is the root cause of antisemitism and collective hatred towards the Jewish people and their faith?

According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, the Jewish people bear the method of humanity’s correction, and negative phenomena in the world surface more and more due to the Jewish people’s failure to implement this method.

In other words, according to Kabbalah, Jews are responsible for the world’s correction. By failing to accept such a responsibility, and instead seeking to find success in this world, hatred against the Jews subconsciously dwells in non-Jews.

Antisemitism will continue until the Jewish people correct their connections up to a point where they unite “as one man with one heart,” and by spreading the method of such correction, they will realize their destiny as “a light unto the nations.”

If the Jewish people succeed in fulfilling their mission, it will act as a true solution for antisemitism. That is one of the points that the Kabbalah sages have stated throughout the generations. The Jewish people have to be corrected and connected, and through such unity, love will spread to the rest of the world. Then, all nations will respect and honor the Jews.

Based on the video, “What Is the Solution to Anti-Semitism?” Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.

Six Problems Leading To The Abyss?

962.6Question: The UN Secretary General named six problems that are leading humanity to the abyss.

The first is the absence of peace. The second is climate change. The third is inequality among countries. The fourth is gender issues. He says that in countries where men and women are equal, there is peace and stability. Fifth is the lack of equal access to the internet. Half of the population does not have access to the internet. And the sixth is the conflict between generations. Sixty percent of young people consider themselves deceived by their own governments.

What do you think about these six problems that are leading humanity to the abyss, as he says?

Answer: I do not see anything terrible in any problem.

The UN Secretary General has to say something, so he does. He must see something, supposedly. This is what he sees.

Question: Then in your opinion, what is the main problem?

Answer: Only education. And this is precisely what the UN is not doing! That’s all. In addition to education nothing is needed.

Question: And when you talk about a global education problem, what do you mean by that?

Answer: In all states, in all state institutions, from elementary schools to retirement homes and above, people just need to explain what the right attitude to each other means. And associate all the problems with this.

That is, a bad attitude toward each other is the basis of all problems.

And this is introduced to a person from a young age, constantly, constantly explaining that. He will hear it and gradually understand what the problem originates from. It all happens only because people are greedy and care only about themselves. Naturally, egoism is meant here.

Question: If a person finds out that he is an egoist and that all the problems come from this, what will this do to him?

Answer: At least knowing the problem is half the solution. Firstly one will no longer look for it somewhere else. He will not create various committees and invent problems instead of that one.

He will know that the whole problem is in human nature and it must be corrected somehow. We will announce an international competition to solve this problem. We’ll talk about it everywhere. This is everyone’s problem. I wonder who will put forward any proposals for its solution.

And we will discuss this everywhere, on the networks and so on. We will publicize people who participate in this. Let’s name the winners who want to help for free. And in this way we will create a worldwide movement.

Question: Will this movement change a person? Suppose he understands that the basis of all the problems of mankind is egoism, which all of us have.

Answer: We will gradually be able to explain to people that this is precisely the problem. And that it is solved only in a special way, by the inner force of nature, whose effect on us we can arouse. And in this way this problem can be solved.

I believe that humanity has no other way. I know that. And it will just make sure that nothing helps, that nothing can be done. But if we all say that we need to change, that we are bad but we must change for the better and so on, then it’s like a prayer. It will work.
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From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 9/23/21

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A Roadmap To The Creator

294.1Question: Any person can be justified. How can you justify the Creator?

Answer: You can justify the Creator only by rising to a certain spiritual level, even to the smallest. Then you will acquire “sight,” a feeling of the quality of bestowal from which you will see the whole universe. And before that, it is impossible.

Question: What question should I ask myself in order to move toward the goal correctly?

Answer: Do you ascertain at every moment that you are absolutely at the mercy of the upper force, the Creator? This is your landmark, your right direction.

An even more correct direction is through the group: each moment I should feel myself moving toward adhesion with the Creator together with the group.
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From KabTV’s “Videoconference”

Motherhood In Crisis

552.03Comment: An interesting article appeared in Rosbalt “Therapist Explained why Motherhood Is in Crisis” in which, “The expert [Otta Maria Bloch] recalled that motherhood is in general going through a crisis these days, and among the reasons is not only the changed position of a woman, who must have time to make a career, and raise children, and remain a loving wife.

“’The attitude towards motherhood is also influenced by the growing speed of life, a dense information background, and a shift in values ​​towards self-love. Now for many, success is financial well-being, the ability to have fun here and now, without investing much effort in it. And parenting in itself presupposes not receiving, but giving, ”noted Maria Blokh.

Question: What is your comment about this?

Answer: We have come to such selfishness that we do not want children! We do not want to raise children, we do not want to give even to our children. Let them grow as they like or let the state provide for them and take care of them. Not us.

This is motherhood in crisis, this is family in crisis in general. And what is a family if there are no children? If earlier people were against boarding schools, kindergartens, and other such institutions, today it is the other way around: “How can I send my child somewhere so that I could take care of myself,” says a modern woman.

Comment: Will we return to normal motherhood?

My Response: I think we will. Through suffering, but it will come.

Question: Is it correct to say that parenting itself does not involve receiving but giving?

Answer: Of course.

Question: So we have a crisis in bestowal?

Answer: Yes. In general, all nature is built on the fact that we learn through our attitude toward children to give, then to give to others: adults, others, society, and then to all of nature.

Question: But we see that a mother immensely enjoys when her child smiles at her or takes a spoonful of porridge. We see that this is a great pleasure. Where does it go? Why don’t they want to continue this further, to give birth to more children?

Answer: They are not to blame. Nature made them this way. It wants people to realize how selfish they are, that this selfishness drives them and therefore, they are okay mothers.

Question: How can you otherwise give birth?

Answer: You must first change the goal and then give birth.

Question: What should the goal be? Why am I giving birth to a child?

Answer: Only for the sake of the world. So that there are more good, righteous people in the world I will give birth and raise my children this way. This is why I give birth to them. We have grown to the point where we must correctly deal with the intention: What is the reason I am doing it?

Question: That is, the intention will become the main thing when I give birth to a child?

Answer: Yes. First the intention, then the action.

Question: Is that why this crisis is happening now?

Answer: Yes.

Question: But will this happen?

Answer: It will definitely happen!

Question: And this is how they will give birth to children?

Answer: Yes. And it will be a new world.

Question: Will these children be happier?

Answer: Of course! They will be taken care of in a different way, and they will feel that they are being born in a new world, and they will want to live in this world.

Question: Will mothers be happier too?

Answer: Of course. They will know why their child grows, lives, and exists. They will feel the very nature of the infinite.
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Two Ways Of Human Enlightenment

962.6Question: How do you see the development of Kabbalah in the near future?

Answer: Now there is a process of accumulation, an accumulative process, as a result of which the world will begin to see clearly and realize it is in a vicious circle of its development and nothing new is happening except for the aggravation of all processes.

There is no way out of this state since we are guided by the egoistic nature, which turns any achievements of humanity into vicious use.

Unfortunately all this passes through us, and people will still have to realize that this process is based on our egoism and our consumeristic attitude to everything.

We need to somehow change our nature, otherwise we will aggravate our condition continuously. Even if we exit it, for example as a result of a world war, we still will not exit egoism, we will still spin inside it, simmer in hatred for each other, swear and fight among ourselves like boys in the yard. So we need to realize this.

The science of Kabbalah explains the whole process, the entire program of nature; therefore, we must reveal it to humanity, and then on the one hand we will nevertheless see its light under the influence of blows and fate, and on the other hand under the influence of our explanations of how to arrive at a truly perfect, good life.

I would like to see such a development. But in principle everything lies in our choice, in the choice of all mankind, as Baal HaSulam writes in “The Last Generation” and other articles.

I really hope you will become more actively involved in distribution via the Internet and use all the opportunities to explain to the world, to each person, what his or her good future is.
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From KabTV’s “Videoconference”