New Life #556 – Israel Mourns For Its Children
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
During war people become closer to each other: brothers in times of trouble. This happens naturally in all peoples. Furthermore, our people are unique that at their root is, “And you shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18). This is engraved in us.
Our life of reciprocity continued for many generations until the destruction of the Temple that was derived resulting from unfounded hatred. The impression of connection had been burned into us. A Jewish child was never found thrown into the streets, as among other peoples. There has always been mutual responsibility.
On Memorial Day, there is a general awakening of a sense of connection, mutual responsibility, and oneness among the people. The root of the connection between us, which is very strong and powerful, is discovered. It shines from within and controls us. The power that once connected us as one person with one heart is revealed and awakens a special and noble vitality among us.
It comes to teach us how we should live all the time, not only on Memorial Day. We must live with mutual responsibility.
What must be memorialized on Memorial Day? We must take an account of why the martyrs fell, and what we must do. They sacrificed their lives for us. Our obligation is to make a correction to bring peace to the world. They provided us with an opportunity to build another society here, connected with love and mutual responsibility. If we connect with each other with love, we feel them, those who have fallen, they are among us—this is just hidden from us. They yearn for us to connect as one system, as one person with one heart.
On Memorial Day it is worth remembering what we must do so that bereavement will cease.
From KabTV’s “New Life #556 – Israel Mourns For Its Children,” 4/16/15
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