Jews In The Diaspora

laitman_430Question: There are many more Jews in the Diaspora than in Israel. What is the role of the Jews in these countries? How much and through what can they influence the development of the state taking into account the mission and role of the Jewish people?

Answer: This depends only on Jewish education, not the usual and traditional education, but Integral Education, which is to merge with each other, and to show Israel and the world the methodology of unity it needs. It is written in the Torah: As it is written in the Torah: “For they shall all know Me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them” (Jeremiah 31:33).

Question: In the past, in many nations, especially in Europe, America, and the Soviet Union, the Jews were assimilated and renounced their Judaism, they intentionally forgot it, etc. What is the harm and benefit of the assimilation of the Jews in the various nations?

Answer: Of course, this happened according to the laws of nature. To the degree that we are separate from each other, we assimilate, and when we assimilate, we bring part of our spiritual foundation to other societies, to other people. In the future it will be revealed how Jewish spiritual foundations spread among the peoples. In addition, it is impossible to forget that we also lost the ten tribes who blended in with other people 2,500 years ago.

Comment: It is possible to divide the Jews who live in the Diaspora into several categories: those in whom Judaism has been internally awakened in them, meaning a yearning to attain the meaning of life, those who are interested in where they came from but define themselves as Russians or Americans and the likeaccording to their cultural affiliation, and those who deny the fact that they are Jews and don’t even think about it.

Answer: Actually, a person defines himself as a Jew either according to his spiritual affinity, or only according to nationality, or he believes that according to where he is living and his cultural affiliation he is Russian, American, and so on. This is natural, he can easily blend in among the other peoples, and they won’t even force him to come out as a Jew, so we cannot determine who is a Jew and in what category he belongs.

The Jewish people are not a people in the direct sense of the word “people.” They were not created on a genetic basis like the rest of the nations. Instead they were founded by the gathering of completely separate and different people living in ancient Babylon. Abraham is the one who gathered them and he began to consolidate them into a single group above all differences, according to the principle: “love covereth all transgressions” (Proverbs 10:12). Under this slogan, Abraham wanted to gather all the inhabitants of Babylon. Because the same situation exists in modern civilization as was in ancient Babylon, we need to reach a state of love above all differences in any case.
From KabTV’s “A Talk About the Independence Day” 4/30/16

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