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My Facebook Page: “Parents: Logan Paul Controversy Must Become Your Wake-up Call”

From My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 1/11/18

We essentially allowed Logan’s generation to pick up their examples, role models and values from a media culture that’s extremely saturated with violence, and now we are letting them be the role models for today’s kids.

Read my full article on Newsmax

My Facebook Page: “Parents Must Teach Kids Redeeming Social Media Values”

From My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 12/24/17

Parents of the 21st century, the Logan Paul controversy must become your wake-up call. How on earth did he get the idea that filming a dead body is appropriate? Logan Paul is a 22-year-old who grew up in a culture that surrounded him with visual depictions of gore and violence. Like typical Americans his age, Logan had watched more than 200,000 acts of violence that include more than 16,000 murders by the time he was 18. He also watched children’s programming that displays up to 20 violent acts per hour.

We essentially allowed Logan’s generation to pick up their examples, role models and values from a media culture that’s extremely saturated with violence, and now we are letting them be the role models for today’s kids.

So parents, if you’ve had enough and want to take back control over your children’s upbringing, I suggest you join hands and demand from YouTube and other social media platforms to toughen up their regulations, so users cannot upload inappropriate content.

But regulations, sanctions and precautions won’t really solve the root of the problem. Sooner or later, there will be no escape from taking our education system and its methods through a complete makeover.

Parents, understand your kids’ world. They spend 8-11 hours a day glued to their screens, mostly on social media. They get bored easily, and quickly move on to the next attraction with a swipe of their finger.

We passed the stage where education was about information and knowledge. Our education must now focus on building the human being. And that means building a value system within the person and a social environment around the person that balances the human ego and directs it towards positive realization.

My full article on Newsmax

My Facebook Page: “Breaking Israel News Opinion”

From My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 1/4/18

Instead of trying to tell those who resent Israel that they are wrong, we should first explain to ourselves where these sentiments truly come from. It would be very beneficial for Israel, Jews worldwide, and even human society in general, for Israel to invest in a PR strategy that uncovers the true foundation of the Jewish people. The Jewish people was founded on the principle of unity above differences. In consequence, they are expected to exemplify that unity for humanity to follow. By doing so, they would become a vital conduit that has the power to replace humanity’s division, conflicts and suffering with unity, peace and happiness. As Rav Kook writes, “In Israel lies the secret of the unity of the world.

Read my full article in Breaking Israel News

My Facebook Page: “What’s in Store for 2018?”

From My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 1/1/18

I see 2018 as a critical year in the development of mankind. I do hope this will be the year of awareness to our own evil and our correction towards goodness.

My Facebook Page: “On Net Neutrality”

From My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 12/28/17

The moment money became a factor in the Internet’s playing field, it completely lost its neutrality. The behavior of paying various net influencers to advertise whatever advertisers want cancels the very principle of neutrality.

The web’s founders gave the Internet as a gift. They hoped it would positively serve human society’s development. Today, unfortunately, the Internet looks more like a crowded marketplace. However, there is a positive aspect to this form the Internet has evolved into: it raises public awareness of the real evil growing inside us. The unrestrained ego takes hold of infrastructures that were supposedly made to benefit us, such as search engines and social networks, and subjects them to exploitation on account of the public.

If we envision a harmonious human society, where a principle such as neutrality is unadulterated by the constant, devious workings of the ego, then we would require an alternative Internet network. Such a network would leave the ego outside. Therefore, when a certain awakened segment of society accepts upon themselves the task of building a network where all its members enthusiastically work to be a source of positive inspiration for the entire network, we will then witness the nucleus of the next Internet, the basis for a new reality that will keep to its word of upholding pro-social values, neutrality among them.

My Facebook Page: “Trump’s Tax Cut: Will It Trickle?”

From My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 12/23/17

What do you think would happen if we launched a campaign similar in its intensity to the “Me Too” campaign, but denouncing those who systematically hoard extreme wealth and avoid contributing to society?

Please read my article about the latest U.S. tax reform


My Facebook Page: “UN General Assembly”

From My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 12/22/17

If the UN General Assembly were to convene today to discuss the establishment of the State of Israel, it is likely that its members would have voted against it, and possibly some would abstain.

The time has come to recognize that the Jewish state doesn’t have a lot of friends among the 193 countries that make up the General Assembly. The widespread support for the condemnation of the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is further proof of this.

In moments like this, where we clearly see that almost the entire world is against us, we should stop and try to understand why we are so rejected, hated and unworthy in the eyes of the world. Is there a deeper cause for this aversion?

According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, anti-Israelism is not a passing political phenomenon, but rather an expression of natural laws that govern human society.

About 4,000 years ago, the people of Israel were founded as humanity’s first model of social unity above differences.

Since then, they hold the key to social unity across all of human society. When the people of Israel unite above conflicts and disputes, they spread unity throughout the world, but when they are separated and distant from each other, they evoke the separative forces in the world, which repeatedly appear in bursts of resentment and hatred towards the Jewish people.

The irrational hatred growing stronger every day reminds us the hard way that we have a role. And even though we would be happy to shirk this role, it is impossible. The Jewish people carries within the social ideal of love for mankind above all differences, and only the return to the realization of this principle can eradicate the hatred of the world towards us.

Kabbalists explain that we, the Jews, determine the fate of the world. “Just as the organs of the body cannot exist for one moment without the heart,” the Book of Zohar states, “so all nations cannot exist in the world without Israel.”

Unity among the Jewish people enables unity around the world, and the separation between them also separates the other nations, essentially “sealing” the pipelines of the natural abundance that comes from unity. Thus, it provokes wars and hatred in humanity. This dynamic is what’s pushing the nations of the world to attack the spiritual root called “Israel” and try to destroy it, because it is inherently felt as the “source of all evil” in the world.

In the words of Yehuda Ashlag, the greatest Kabbalist of the 20th century: “The Israeli nation was established as a ‘transit,’ which at the same rate that Israel itself is bonded, so they transfer their power to the rest of the nations.”

The decision taken yesterday in an emergency hearing, a resolution condemning Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and calling for its nullification, should serve as a reminder of the Jewish role: to unite and be “a light unto nations.”