Answer: You should always do the same thing. The laws of nature don’t change, they are permanent, as it is written, “For I, the Lord, have not changed” (Malachi 3:6) as well as, “And He set them up to eternity, yea forever, He issued a decree, which will not change.” (Psalms 148:6).
We cannot change anything. You can try to run away from our task, our mission, like the prophet Jonah. But we know that he did not succeed, and he was forced to return to the city of Nineveh with the mission of the Creator to convince the inhabitants to be corrected.
So also, all of the Jewish people will not succeed in hiding from their role. It is not by chance that we read the story of the prophet, Jonah, on Yom Ha Kippurim because we must realize our destiny. The world is waiting for this. Anti-Semitism will continue to grow; problems will continue to increase.
Baal HaSulam wrote that there could be nuclear wars, a third and a fourth, and the small handful of people that survive the wars would be forced to carry out and maintain the general rule of “you shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18). Everyone would be obligated to reach an integral connection in a circle.
Question: Does this mean that I must travel to an Arab village and convince its inhabitants that they must love me as themselves?
Answer: First of all, we need to convince our Jewish brothers that we need to achieve the general rule of “you shall love your neighbor as yourself”.
In the end of the Introduction to The Book of Zohar it is written that if the people of Israel maintain this law among themselves—even still without loving others, but at least uniting a bit and attaining normal relationships among them—then to this degree, the nations of the world immediately will see how the Light is streaming to them through Israel, and this indicates to us what it is to be a “Light to the nations” (Isaiah 42:6, 49:6). They will begin to relate well toward us. We will see how they suddenly will change. Let’s try it. After all, it won’t cost us anything.
Let’s begin to connect and unite among us. No one ever tried to do this correctly. Let’s try! After all, our people were born precisely from this unity, from the call of Abraham who wanted to unite all of those who were interested around this principle.
From the people who joined him in ancient Babylon, Abraham created the group that over time grew and became the people of Israel. However, in principle, the people of Israel are determined by their ideology, according to the desire to be connected. Complete strangers from various peoples and small communities that lived in Babylon entered this group.
To be continued.
From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM 10/11/15
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