New Life #554 – Holidays and Festivals: The New Israeli

New Life #554 – Holidays and Festivals: The New Israeli
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

How is the new Israeli different from the Sabra image that was built after the establishment of the nation? How does his activity on behalf of connection among the people change them for the better and how should his desire for love of the people and the homeland be directed?

Summary

The Sabra image helped us in building the nation. After that, western culture came and the dream faded. A generation grew up focusing on itself and was less interested in the homeland.

Today, inner gentleness has reawakened, people want spiritual connection. A sensation of emptiness indicates this. Materialism no longer fulfills us.

The next Israeli hero will be a person who understands that prosperity and happiness comes from connection with others.

When the nation was established we were forced to connect in order to survive. Today, emptiness pushes us to connect. After all the materialistic successes, emptiness is eating us from the inside. We lack warmth, we lack connection.

When we begin to build connection and good relationships between us in Israel, nobody will consider leaving the country, emigrating to some other place. Connection will deeply fulfill a person from within and elevate him to a new level of existence.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #554 – Holidays and Festivals: The New Israeli,” 4/14/15

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One Comment

  1. Is the ego not capable of extending itself outside of a single individual? Is there not such a thing as a collective ego, such as in nationalism or zionism? And if so, would only connecting with fellow jews still not be subject to the limitation of a collective ego?

    I think it is time for all of us to connect. Jews, muslims, christians, gnostics, atheists, people from everywhere in the world and in every corner of the world. Not only on the soil of Israel. Why must there be an ‘Israeli hero’? Why must there be a ‘hero’ at all? Wanting to be a hero according to my perception is wanting to disconnect. It is wanting to be ‘better’ than a ‘non hero’. In this fashion there cannot be true connection but only a continuums of competition.

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