Entries in the 'New Life' Category

New Life 827 – Jewish Clothing And Appearance

New Life 827 – Jewish Clothing And Appearance
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

What do the Peyot (side curls) and beard of a religious man symbolize, what does the border that the Tzitzit (fringes) symbolize, and who is spiritually defined as a “Jew”?

The origin for all the customs connected to Jewish appearance and clothing is a higher spiritual source. All Jewish customs are only external symbols indicating internal corrections that every man and woman must implement. The formula for correction is movement from love of people to love of the Creator.
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From KabTV’s “New Life 827 – Jewish Clothing And Appearance,” 2/9/17

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New Life #826 – What Does The Kippah Symbolize?

New Life #826 – What Does The Kippah Symbolize?
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

There is a deep internal meaning behind all the Jewish symbols that we don’t know today.

The kippah symbolizes our recognition that there is someone above us and the acceptance of the burden of the kingdom of Heaven, the upper domination. A head cover is the major symbol in Jewish clothing; it is the covering of our head, of our thoughts. We are under the domination of the Creator, there is none else besides Him, who controls every thought we have and every desire.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #826 –What Does The Kippah Symbolize?,” 2/9/17

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New Life #825 – Democracy, Law, And Education

New Life #825 – Democracy, Law, And Education
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

Why does it seem that the rule of law does not protect us anymore? How can we adjust to the laws of the system of nature of which we are part, and why is it essential that we undergo a process of re-education in order to achieve that?

Only laws that stem from our understanding of nature and its goal with regard to mankind will be able to establish a good society. As long as we don’t accept the law as our internal law, we need a system of rules.

In the ideal state, everyone needs to receive all his basic necessities from society and to contribute to society as much as he can. We will ascend to a state of connection only through education, only when we feel equal, and no laws will help us do that.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #825 – Democracy, Law And Education,” 2/7/17

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New Life #824 – Democracy And The Rule Of The People

New Life #824 – Democracy And The Rule Of The People
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

Human nature is egoistic and everyone has his own interests, so there is no chance that we will ever reach the state in which the people rule.

States were established because strong individuals wanted to build a mechanism to help them control the people. In the past, the elite ruled directly; today they rule through the media. Everything is managed as a fixed game.

It is only by ascending above egoism that the people can become sovereign and replace its leaders and advance toward connection. In the connected state, there is no minority or majority, there are no interests, and everyone aspires to greater connection and mutual love.

Society will make sure that every individual receives all that he needs according to the rule of “love thy friends as thyself,” and everyone will contribute his share to society.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #824 – Democracy And The Rule Of The People,” 2/7/17

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New Life #823 – The System Of Reality

New Life #823 – The System Of Reality
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

Nature is a closed integral system in which every part affects all the other parts.

The human body is managed by the laws of nature and belongs to the animate level. We have to develop the speaking level above it. As long as we don’t feel the system, our perception of reward and punishment is false. “Love thy friend as thyself” is a state of being incorporated in the whole system, which guarantees a positive response. If you receive a response that seems negative, it is because the system actually guides you to advance to a higher level.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #823 – The System Of Reality,” 2/2/17

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New Life #822 – Is There Reward And Punishment

New Life #822 – Is There Reward And Punishment
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe

Summary

We are in the system of nature but we don’t feel it, so we don’t feel or see the mechanism of reward and punishment.

Our world is a narrow segment of a whole reality, so the reaction to our actions is not clear to us. The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches every person who wants to know how to develop this internal system in order to feel the whole reality.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #822 – The Wisdom of Kabbalah: Is There Reward And Punishment,” 2/2/17

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New Life #821 – Democracy And Equality

New Life #821 – Democracy And Equality
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

By teaching people to be mutually connected, we achieve equality and the ability to be considerate of others.

We are all connected by one system, and every individual is like a cogwheel without which the system cannot function. True equal rights are expressed in giving equal opportunities to everyone and bestowing goodness unto others. Our problem is education. At school today, children’s attitudes to each other and to the teachers is very bad. Democracy, equality, and a true relationship between people are the result of feeling that we are all one family.

Eventually we all have to feel that we are all one family, and this will make us feel what everyone needs and we will give it to them. When each one contributes as much as he can to society, it will be a true egalitarian democracy.
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KabTV’s “New Life #821 –  Democracy And Equality,” 1/21/17

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New Life #820 – Democracy And Individual Freedom

New Life #820 – Democracy And Individual Freedom 
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

Democracy will remain nothing but an imaginary philosophical concept unless human nature is corrected.

Man’s nature is the desire to be free and that everyone will serve him. This leads to clashes with others, and so true democracy, which will actually promise freedom to the individual, can only be established through educating people.

Only after every individual in society learns to feel that his own good and the good of the society are one will we be able to live in a democracy.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #820 – Democracy And Individual Freedom ,” 1/31/17

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New Life #819 – Jewish Culture: The Mezuzah

New Life #819 – Jewish Culture: The Mezuzah
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

Why are we commanded to put a Mezuzah on our doorpost? What is the special protection that it provides and what is the purpose of keeping Mitzvot (the commandments) in our life?

Jewish customs, the Mitzvot, are in a structure of a branch and root. They are only the signs of the upper spiritual roots. Abraham broke the statues of the idols in order to show the Babylonians that there are no corporeal means that can protect a person. All the Jewish customs are meant to remind us to be in contact with the upper force through love of others.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #819 – Jewish Culture: The Mezuzah,” 1/26/17

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New Life #831 – Anti-Semitism In The United States And Europe

New Life #831 – Anti-Semitism In The United States And Europe
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-HarelSummary

Summary

The wave of anti-Semitism that has appeared today stems from Jews hating the Jew within them. The role of the Jews is to show everyone who comes into the world how to connect with love, but they are not doing this.

Jews are the only ones who can lead the world to a life of love and connection between all. Only then will anti-Semitism cease and be replaced with sympathy and support.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #831 – Anti-Semitism In The United States And In Europe,” 2/28/17

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