A Spiritual Family

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What does the correct family look like in the spiritual sense?

Answer: It is written, “Husband and wife, and the Shechina between them.” If we live for the sake of spiritual attainment, if we initially place this at the foundation of our connection, if this is our goal at every stage, if we both understand that this is exactly why we exist in the world, that this is the “pinnacle” of the family, that this is the reason why we give birth to children and work, if we feel that the thread connecting us with one another and with our children passes through the Creator, if we want Him to reign between us so the whole family would feel His presence, then this approach corrects all of our relationships. Then we have a successful family.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/7/11 on Women

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A Clear Example Is Worth A Thousand Words

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe whole world today from small to big is in need of an educational method. And it’s more difficult to get to the adults than to the children. I hope that the mass media will change and we will find additional ways besides television and Internet sites to enable our method to be accepted in the world.

On the other hand, we are building the necessary mechanisms for children and in this realm we can quickly achieve clear, demonstrative success. After all, this is a very painful topic for parents, departments of education, and overall, for every society. The young generation is literally “seeping through our fingers” and no one knows what to do about it.

That is where we can show clear examples of what is happening to our children at Bnei Baruch. They want to be with their parents, which is a very strange thing indeed. At the age of 15 to 18, a young man is next to his parents, and it’s not because he is retarded. It’s just that he wants to adopt the values of the adults and participate in what they do. Where else in the world can you find such a thing?

As a rule, a child comes home, demands food, and shuts himself up in his room with a guitar or a computer, and then leaves with his friends and comes back in the morning. Basically, he leaves home and visits occasionally. This is considered normal. But in our families at Bnei Baruch, this is not the norm.

Therefore, we have something to show the world. This is actual dissemination. If we show everyone our interconnection and mutual support in all the groups, if we show the people of Israel that all of Israel are friends, that there are thousands of people in the country who want to be together and who feel that precisely by being together they reveal the upper world, this will be true dissemination. And it will be educational dissemination because we actually change the world, turning people to face each other.

That is why this summer we are planning to organize an international children’s camp, as well as other activities in order to show the world the results of our way of upbringing. We don’t even have to say anything: Let them just find out about it and see it. Even now many people and external organizations are impressed by what is happening with our children.

So let’s view the science of Kabbalah as an educational method that raises everyone—kids and adults alike—by means of the environment, helping each of us to become Human, similar to the Creator, without any reservations.
From the 3rd lesson at the Dead Sea Convention on 2/25/11

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Talmud Eser Sefirot 3, Part 9, Item 3, Lesson 3
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Topic Lesson: Woman, Lesson 3
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