In An Eternal Debate With Oneself

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Why, among the people of Israel, are there so many opposing streams, and even people with such a critical attitude to their nation and people that they even agree with the charges coming from the outside and with the sanctions against Israel? Why does such hatred regarding the people of Israel exist within itself?

Answer: Once, the people of Israel were on a spiritual level, had attained the higher power and adhered to it for some time, and, after that, we fell from this state. However, a Reshimo (reminiscence) remained in us, genes from the spiritual level, and we don’t agree with this spiritual level because it is completely against the physical world.

It follows that, within every Jew, there is some kind of anti-Israeli attitude that is directed against the true Israel, depending how strong this spiritual Reshimo is within him. However, this Reshimo is in everyone—more in some, less in others.

Likewise, this depends upon the level of development. Sometimes, this Reshimo pops up in a person and creates sharp anti-Israel attitudes in him, and, after that, the opposite; it falls silent. That is what happens with everyone, because it is built in a very diverse form and passes through a multitude of states.

This produces intense tension within the people of Israel. This is to such a degree that the Jews in many countries become the instigators of actions against the nation of Israel and the people of Israel, against Judaism, and against everything that is connected to Jews.

Question: Is this self-hatred?

Answer: This is not self-hatred. A person doesn’t agree with the Jew found within him, and, at the same time, he discovers within himself the source of the seventy nations of the world that he left in Babylon. The source of Israel, meanwhile, is quiescent within him, hidden deeply within, and the source of that tribe from which he was created becomes more prominent.

It follows that he feels closer to those people and that nation, that place where he is living now, than to the Jewish people and the nation of Israel. So, we must explain to him how the Jewish people were created and what is happening with us, and what sources are hidden within him.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 8/12/14

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