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In order to construct an authentic State of Israel, we first need to reinstate the values that originally united us as a Jewish people. These are values initially established by Abraham and his group 3,800 years ago, which is why he is considered as the father of the nation. He set the foundation of unity and connection, in which “love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18) and “love covers all crimes” (Proverbs 10:12) were the leading principles for its adherents to live by, harmoniously under a single tent, in one connection.

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My Thoughts On Twitter, 4/5/18

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Managed by the Light, I will soon manage the Light,
Reflected by the screen
Of good intentions

#Israel is aspiration to the Creator
It started out in Babylon, but everyone will finish this way
That is the Creator’s plan

Exit from “Egyptian” to altruistic relations is “exodus from Egypt” to the next degree of development—”love your neighbor as yourself”, when in absolute union between them, each person is ready to give anything to preserve that unity—this is the “nation of #Israel
#Passover

In our world of actions we build the right connections,
We remove the actions
And we get the upper world.

Doing good to another as I understand it is my egoism.
Doing good to another as he understands it is his egoism
Doing good to another as the Creator understands it is faith!

In order to construct an authentic State of Israel, we first need to reinstate the values that originally united us as a Jewish people.
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The Times Of Israel: “Israel’s True Strength and Gift to the World Is Unity”

The Times of Israel published my new article “Israel’s True Strength and Gift to the World Is Unity

The tension on the Israel-Gaza border that materialized as 2018’s Passover set in is a clear reminder that Israel’s enemies haven’t changed their plans. This goes for both its direct neighboring enemies as well as its enemies around the world, which quickly jumped on the opportunity to once again permeate the media with their criticism of Israel as “inhumane” and “oppressive.” We can expect more hostility to organize against Israel if the people of Israel continue to resist unification.

The State of Israel is a reflection of its residing Jewish people. The problem is that currently, there is no State of Israel in the sense of a unified Jewish people (the Hebrew word for “Jew” [Yehudi] comes from the word for “united” [yihudi] [Yaarot Devash, Part 2, Drush no. 2]). There is but a cluster of separate groups. Wars and tensions with neighboring countries momentarily unite Israel’s inhabitants against a common external enemy, but as soon as a period of peace sets in, Israel’s factions enter into constant struggle with each other: left vs. right, religious vs. secular, Ashkenazi vs. Sephardi, to name a few.

Jewish Values Are about Love and Connection

In order to construct an authentic State of Israel, we first need to reinstate the values that originally united us as a Jewish people. These are values initially established by Abraham and his group 3,800 years ago, which is why he is considered as the father of the nation. He set the foundation of unity and connection, in which “love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18) and “love covers all crimes” (Proverbs 10:12) were the leading principles for its adherents to live by, harmoniously under a single tent, in one connection.

We do not need to achieve this elated state of love and connection right away. If we can simply accept the willingness to start heading in a transformational direction, we can then start organizing as a genuine Jewish society.

When Abraham united his group in ancient Babylon, they were not a genetically-based group, but people who gathered around a certain idea, who felt that love for one’s fellow person was the leading value worth dedicating their lives to. If one’s intention is to reach unity and connection with other people, one can follow that path Abraham paved and enter the tent of peace and harmony.

The Time Has Come for Israel to Show Its True Colors

If we thus gather under a common flag that unites us toward a common goal of love and connection, we can then become ready to deal with all our current and future problems, and engage in a mutual construction of building not only a genuine Jewish people, but also a well-established State.

The State of Israel will be one based on laws that serve to strengthen the bonds of love among its inhabitants, laws of connection spanning across people, groups, factions, ages and genders, which aim to unite everyone, without exception, into a single cooperative society. The Jewish state is one that concerns itself with unity above everything else, while also allowing for the fullest expression of each individual’s uniqueness.

A Nation Bonded With the Higher Power of Love and Connection

By engaging in this mutual venture to build a new, positive society based on love and connection, will we be able to make giant strides toward realizing our destiny that our forefathers dreamed of, to become the State of Israel in the maximal essence of the word: “Israel” from the words “Yashar Kel” (“straight to God”), a nation bonded with the higher power of love and connection. By realizing such a vision, we will serve as a model for a perfect society of happy and successful individuals who share life’s most important values of love and connection. As a result, the world will absorb the atmosphere that we will spread, and the criticism of Israel will disappear.

Those who currently protest against, boycott, slander and plain hate Israel will be the first to feel Israel’s positive transformation. They are the constant reminder that emphasizes the division of the people of Israel. Hatred of Israel and the Jewish people only points out the lack of love among the Jewish people themselves.

The majority of nations were favorable toward the establishment of the State of Israel mid-last century. It represented an opportunity for a new society of love and unity to emerge. However, the opportunity given to the Jewish people in the State of Israel over the last 70 years to build such a society is quickly reaching its expiry date. As a result, the world’s outlook on Israel and the Jewish people has taken a negative course. When we fail to progress in our mission, the world discredits us. Gradually, we get taken down from the stage, dissolving like any world power that has ruled in certain historical periods. However, since other people’s happiness and well-being depend on Israel carrying out its role, then unlike the other nations that rose and fell, whether it be Germany, Russia, Ancient Greece and Rome, Israel will be obligated to carry it out and unite.

On a Mission to Unite the World

Those brief moments when the world pressures us and we come together are examples of how we should treat each other every day. However, there is no long-lasting unifying power in such connection since it is based on external causes. In order to create a unified society out of a positive, we need to create an incentive to connect us to a lofty goal. Even if we remain a handful of Jews on earth who will be forced to do so, the world will not give up. Our mission is to unite and by doing so, allow the spreading of that heightened unified consciousness to spread to humanity as a whole. If we work on our connection, then we can attract the positive, unifying force dwelling in nature to enter our connections, thereby allowing this force to spread, setting up a new basis for a society of giving, connection and love.

Previous Generations Gave Up Because They Lacked the Means

That is also the society that the founding fathers of Zionism dreamed of, including David Ben-Gurion. However, they gave up at a certain point, because they did not have the means by which to realize their vision of a positively connected society. However, today these means are available and becoming all the more needed in order to rise above the intensifying social division and realize a whole new positive, harmonious direction society can take.
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Spiritual Root Of Earthly Faith

167Question: Each phenomenon has its own spiritual root. What is the spiritual root of ordinary, earthly faith that is below reason without confirmation within reason?

Answer: The spiritual root of ordinary, earthly faith is a fear of death, of extinction.

Question: If there were no death, would there be no different beliefs?

Answer: Of course. Where do they come from? If we build faith only on the basis of feeling good or bad in this life, then beliefs would exist in a different form. The greatest loss is the loss of life. Small losses during life would create slightly different beliefs and religions.

Question: Does it mean that if a person is so afraid of death, he is ready to live forever?

Answer: If you gave a person an opportunity to live forever and followed him, you would see how he would feel in a couple of hundred years. It is a terrible state, worse than death, where every day is the same.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/17/17

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A Group Is The Platform For Discovering The Creator

laitman_938.03Question: How can I identify the work of the Creator in relation to me? Is it directly or through the people around me?

Answer: It is only through a group because this power is not manifested directly anywhere. Exactly as electricity must manifest through something like an electric motor, electromagnet, electrical wires, etc., it is also so with the Creator, the power of bestowal. But what, to whom, and how does one bestow? For this there is a need for material within which He will manifest.

Therefore we construct a group in which we can identify, discover, and measure Him.

Question: For example, if someone wins the lottery, this would mean that a particular force was working so that he won. What is the connection here to a group? Is the Creator the one who is bestowing to him like this?

Answer: You can certainly say that the Creator did this, but you cannot determine or define or discover Him. We are talking about how to reveal Him!

Question: So I can’t say that I can determine in my feelings that He is the one who sent me a million dollars?

Answer: It is not just in sensation. You must reveal Him in everything, in feeling and in the mind, and fully determine all His parameters, all of His attitudes, and yours.

Question: Is this possible only through a society?

Answer: It requires some platform, a base, in which He can manifest and you will be able to investigate and learn about Him. It is like every science. Every force in our world must be discovered so that it can be demonstrated to us.

Question: In what manner is the Creator revealed through the society?

Answer: In senses and emotions. To the degree of the closeness between us, we begin to feel Him. And after that it is already possible to measure how He works in contrast to these egoistic characteristics, how we can transcend the ego, gather together, and in this way determine His quantity and quality.

What this means is that we will discover a force that exists in our world but which is different than the forces that we are aware of. It needs a unique substance in order to be revealed. Even when the Creator acts through a society, you don’t see Him. You can just create a society with a characteristic that is like His.

Where else can you make it so egoistic particles will connect altruistically, exactly as in the nature of the Creator? If egoistic people will want to connect altruistically, then they will create conditions between them in which the Creator will be revealed. This is an absolutely precise law of equivalence of characteristics that exists all over the world and in all conditions, on all levels of the science.

Question: How is the Creator felt? Is it as warmth? Is it as cold? Is it in the form of friendship, love?

Answer: Everything depends on the manner in which you discover Him. It is just like electricity can cool, warm, illuminate, and so forth. The range of sensations does not depend on strength, but on the manner in which you use it.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/19/17

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Answers To Your Questions, Part 222

Laitman_049.01Question: You often give the example of a person refusing a million dollars to be connection with the Creator. In my environment, the situation is different: People with million dollar debts may fall into a stupor and stare off into space, but they won’t yearn for the Creator.

What can you say to someone in this situation where they have every reason to turn to the Creator, but don’t and instead they try to find a solution “at the bottom of a bottle”?

Answer: Salvation comes by turning to the Creator who drove them into this situation so they would call out to Him.

Question: When “Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate” (Esther 2:21), where was he in relation to Ibur (conception, the process of spiritual birth)?

Answer: Mordechai and Esther were in a corrected state, in Bina, and everyone else was in an uncorrected state.
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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 4/5/18

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Writings of Rabash,  Article 13  

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 3, Chapter 3, Item 1

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