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Pornography On The Children’s Channel

laitman_600_02Question: A court accepted the petition about prohibiting the screening of the series, “Youth” during prime-time on the Israeli Children’s Channel because of its pornographic content.

The court determined that it would be permissible to screen the series beginning at 10 pm only, for children above the age of 14. How do you relate to the fact that children above the age of 14 will have contact with such content?

Answer: It is necessary to give children an education, but correctly, because even from the age of 10 they begin to have interest in the opposite sex. And if there is a need for this in a child and sex education is truly necessary at a particular age, then it is necessary to educate them not at 10 pm, but at a time when they have the possibility of viewing these programs.

I remember that I began to be interested in this question when I was 12-13 years old. My mother worked as a gynecologist, so in our home library there were also books about gynecology.

They were placed on the upper shelves, but I would climb up there, take these books and look at them. Of course, I still didn’t understand anything in them, but my mother, incidentally, explained a few things on the subject to me herself. So I knew something.

But without a doubt, there is a need for this! Only this must be offered to a child correctly, not excessively, not obscenely, but kindly like human beings with a humane approach.

It is necessary to explain to children how this happens with animals and with people, why, what for, and how we can use it to enjoy life. Basically, sex attracts a person because it is the highest source of pleasure in our world. That means it is necessary to bring them to it correctly.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 12/18/15

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2016 – The Year Of ISIS Attacks Against Israel

laitman_284From the News (Arutz Sheva): “The Israeli intelligence community assesses that Israel is likely to be targeted by the Islamic State (ISIS) in 2016, Middle East Newsline (MENL) reports.

“This, despite a report last month by Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) noting that the Palestinian cause is not a major issue for ISIS.

“MENL quotes Israeli sources saying that the successful Russian air offensive against ISIS in Syria has sparked an exodus by the terrorists that could lead to attacks against neighboring Israel. Attacks could also come from Egypt.

“‘We have been very fortunate until now,’ a source said, ‘but it looks like ISIS is preparing to find other venues, and the most logical one is here.’ Recorded ISIS threats against the West have included Israel at times.

“Just last week, an Israeli court indicted five Israeli-Arabs, ages 19 to 27, on charges of establishing an ISIS cell. Nearly a year ago, a ring of seven ISIS conspirators from the Galilee was uncovered, led by 40-year-old Nazareth attorney Adnan Ala a-Din, a graduate of Hebrew University Law School. Support for ISIS has also grown among the Bedouin sector. …”

My Comment: The Creator leads us to the realization that only our unity will give us the intelligence and strength to resist real threat against us from ISIS and the whole world. Kabbalah describes the forces that will force the Jews to unite in order to awaken the revelation of the higher power of goodness in the world.

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The Answer To All The Problems Of Society

laitman_214Question: Why do you, as a Kabbalist, interpret, clarify, and explain so much about everyday life? After all, the wisdom of Kabbalah is apparently speaking about the eternal, upper world.

Answer: Since Baal HaSulam from the beginning of the 20th century Kabbalists began to be very interested in our world and in everyday life because the Kabbalah is a practical science about the correction of the person. But it was concealed until our times, for the time has now come for the correction of man and mankind.

Therefore, in our time, contemporary Kabbalists, beginning with Baal HaSulam, have written that Kabbalah has become the most modern and necessary of the sciences. And it has the answers for all the problems of modern society.
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A Remedy For Depression

laitman_600_01Question: Scientists from Yale University have found that helping friends, acquaintances, and even strangers can reduce the impact of daily stress of emotional states on a person’s mental health.

Does being friendly help really lower pressures?

Answer: Of course, a good environment always helps, and even more so if the environment operates psychologically on a person so that he doesn’t feel it, but it’s in the air.

Today many studies are being conducted on this subject, and I welcome them because they align with the wisdom of Kabbalah. According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, the most important thing are the relationships between us.

Not only do they prolong our life and make it better, more comfortable, safer, and more pleasant, but they also make us feel positive vibes from nature that surrounds us—from the still, vegetative, and animate levels of nature—so that we can be incorporated in all of the levels of the general good integral connection.

When this happens, we begin to feel good inside the integral connection between us and the surrounding nature, the inner force that has created all four forms of existence—still, vegetative, and animate nature and man—and sustains them in the right mutual balance between them. We feel a new state, the next level of our evolution.

Reaching the next level, the new dimension is the feeling of the upper force that has created, sustains and manages all of nature that we must reveal.

Question: Does this revelation happen through our positive attitude toward one another?

Answer: It is expressed in our feelings in an attitude we call good. However, in fact, it is an attitude that complements and balances us even without any feelings.  In other words, it is a mutual complement between all parts of nature; through our attitude to everyone else we bring the whole of nature to balanced, harmonious, mutual connection.

And then you discover a new and higher power that lies within this context. We need to achieve it and to reveal, because that way we will find the key to our lives, how we should manage our lives and everything that happens to us.

Question: I tell people about it, and they don’t understand what connection or what mutual relationships I am talking about. People regard you as a dreamer, an idealist.

Answer: That’s all right, but we need it in order to oblige ourselves to look for meaning in life! How can it be that the entire world was created and exists in the wickedness that humanity generates?

After all, there is a form of life other than this world that we must discover, and the wisdom of Kabbalah tells us that it depends on us. This is how we are pushed and spurred with a stick toward happiness.

I am not a dreamer and have no illusions, but I simply know how everything works and is revealed to a person. I have students who actually fulfill this.

So, I offer you a real, practical method, and if you implement it, you will not feel that you are dreaming or fantasizing. Others may see you as such, but you surely are not. And if you have come across this article, let’s try to do it together.

Let’s advance and make our lives better. Seize this opportunity instead of sitting and complaining.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 12/16/15

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One Solution To All Our Problems

laitman_626Question: You have one answer for every problem: connection, unity. How can that be?

Answer: Connection is the only solution to all our problems whatever they are or may be in the future, if we don’t attain unity among us that will lead us to a new reality, to peace and tranquility.

By uniting we find ourselves in a system where we all complement one another. Now the whole world is like a broken down machine in which all the parts are out of sync and we have to connect them properly in order to fix everything.

It is like a body in which there are different systems and organs that don’t function properly. If they are fixed and operate properly, the body can heal.

The same thing happens in our society. Look at the illnesses it suffers from: poverty and wealth, divorce, drugs, external and internal enemies that threaten our security, and all because people around the world are not properly connected.

It is actually we the Jews who have the method of connection and unity. If we begin to unite, we will bring about unity throughout the world. Then the world will cease to accuse us because it will receive what it demands. On the whole, the world demands that we bring the whole world to unity and thus put an end to its suffering.

This is the reason that unity is indeed the answer to all our troubles, and I have no other advice. The solution is only in our connection.
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From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM 12/6/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 12.30.15

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 23

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Writings of Baal HaSulam,“The Mutual Guarantee” 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Gatehouse of Intentions,” Item 21

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