Purim symbolizes the liberation of humanity from the terrible legacy that the Creator has given us. It says: “I have created the evil inclination; I have created the Torah as a spice.” Thus Purim symbolizes the proper correction of our ego by means of the Torah, the correction of our evil inclination that keeps us apart from one another, which is repulsed by others and forces us to hate and not to be able to feel one another.
Purim symbolizes the end of correction of all the evil on our planet, not only among the Jews, but among all of humanity. The Jewish nation is called a stubborn nation for a reason. It is because it is the most egoistic nation, and therefore the moment it is corrected, all the people of the world will easily follow it and will also be corrected without any special effort.
It is for this reason that the other nations hate us; their correction totally depends on our correction. A great pressure is put on the Jews by external forces that are expressed both externally and internally. We cannot get along with one another. This is also typical of Jews all over the world who keep away from one another aspiring to hide among the other nations who do not wish to get closer to each other. There are many parties, many streams; there are Orthodox Jews, nonreligious ones, and many other differences among the Jewish people.
The Book of Esther, which tells us about the origin of Purim, says that the Jews are a nation that was dispersed in 127 nations of the world. These events that took place in the 6th century BC in ancient Babylon during the Babylonian exile are called the exile of Madai. The persecution of the Jews began then.
The leader who inspired these persecutions was the personal assistant of King Ahasuerus, Haman. He is the one who decided to annihilate all the Jews. Everything was ready for their annihilation, but the Jews managed to turn his plotting in their favor, and instead of being killed, they actually destroyed all their enemies in all the 127 states.
Haman told King Ahasuerus that there is one nation that is dispersed among all the nations in the kingdom and so they could easily destroy it because not only were the Jews not connected between themselves, but they were even against each other. This served as an incentive for the spiritual leader of the Jewish nation, Mordechai, to call the Jews to unite. They listened to him and thus united.
The moment they began to get closer to each other, a great force appeared among them. They began to feel their upper goal; they became confident, had faith, power, and a goal and managed to destroy their enemies. They managed to get rid of all their troubles and together leave the Babylonian exile and return to the land of Israel and build the Second Temple.
Today we are living in very special times as great forces of separation are operating on us trying to divide us more and more. ISIS, the Hezbollah, and various European organizations are examples of such forces that pressure Israel on all sides, trying to devour us. Moreover, internal forces in the State of Israel also intensify the hatred and the repulsion and lead to a greater breach in the nation for which both Orthodox and nonreligious Jews are responsible. We have reached a state in which all of the nation’s forces are aimed at dividing it. The Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah claims that in the current state it is very easy to annihilate us, and he is absolutely right of course. Haman said the same thing 2,500 years ago during Purim.
Our only salvation is by uniting. Today there are those who support the separation of the nation. The secular are involved with this, and oddly enough, religious streams too. They are causing great damage and act against what the Torah tells us to do: to rise above all our differences and whatever keeps us apart by love. It says: “love will cover all our transgressions.”
We have to act in order to attain that state so that we will fulfill the historical achievement that is described in the Book of Esther. When we unite and destroy all the forces that threaten us that are against our unity, all the nations of the world will gather around us into one single unit.
I hope that this holiday will embody the unity and the connection between us, which we have to acquire. We will thus heal ourselves from mutual repulsion and will put an end to the hatred and ant- Semitism that the whole world feels toward us. All the peoples of the world will begin to realize that they actually need us in order to heal the great extensive crisis that we are undergoing. They will find out that when Israel are united, the whole world will be liberated from the original evil that the Creator intentionally created in us so that we will correct it and ascend to His level, to His revelation. Then the people of the world will gather to carry the nation of Israel on their shoulders and climb to the mountains of Jerusalem and help us build the Third Temple.
We truly hope that it will happen during the current holiday. I am calling everyone to unite their hearts, in love, friendship, and mutual agreement! The liberation of the world from all its troubles depends on that. The closeness between us will also lead to our ascent to the next spiritual level of the world, toward entering the next dimension. Let’s do it for our own sake, for our children, for the whole world, and for the Creator!
Good luck to us all and a happy holiday!
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 3/7/16