The “Israeli Nation” is a collection of people in whom there are burning spiritual sparks. Whoever has this spark feels an uncontrollable urge to ascend. The spark that is ignited in a person pulls him towards the revelation of the essence and then he is called “Israel” which stands for Yashar El (straight to the Creator).
The sparks or the points in the heart (•) connect a person with the Light that Reforms. Such people can draw, summon the Light, and thus be corrected; whereas without the spark, this correction is impossible. Besides, by the connection between the points in the heart, they can awaken those in whom the points in the heart have not been ignited yet.
On the whole, the spark, which means the force of bestowal, is ignited in our ego, in the shattered desire that is the force of receiving. If I correct this desire, then it all becomes one big point in the heart, which means Israel, a vessel of bestowal, with regard to the nations of the world, who are vessels of receiving.
Thus, Israel is the corrected part of the general vessel and only through it can the special Surrounding Light be passed to the nations of the world. The Light comes in a different manner to desires that don’t have the spark, by “transmitting vessels” who prepare and organize them, and introduce integral education to them, and on the whole operate in order to improve their earthly life. Only Israel can fulfill this mission and only though Israel does the Light pass. Israel is the link between the Creator and the nations of the world.
This is why we are in this world since it’s here that we find such a connection between the different vessels. As for the negative urge and incentive, it’s the Creator who provides them in the form of the current global crisis.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 05/26/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam “The Mutual Guarantee”