The Nobel Prize Is Not The “Light To The Nations”

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: You say that the people of Israel are not carrying out their mission of being a “light to the nations.” But haven’t we tried to bring light to the world throughout history?

Answer: In what way, through our success in business or art, through our Nobel Prizes? This is not at all that Light that we need to bring to the people.

Yes, they have gotten many things from us, even weekends. But we have never truly developed this Mitzvah (commandment) to be a “light to the nations.”

First of all, we have to understand what kind of “light” is being talked about here.

The characteristic of love, equality, unity, this is “Light.” In general, the power of bestowal is divided into a multitude of influences depending on whom it acts upon, to what degree, and at what level?

But we are not acting like this. Even among us we have not attained this, although first of all, we ourselves must become the source of Light, or at least a transitional link, so that through us the influence of the upper force, the power of bestowal and love, the comprehensive power of nature, will pass to the nations of the world.

Today, for the first time in history, we must do this. But so far we haven’t even tried and we haven’t needed to because we weren’t worthy, we were not ready for this. Only now has the time come when we must realize this.

Question: Does modern anti-Semitism testify to this? After all, in fact, it has always existed.

Answer: Anti-Semitism for us is one of the signs that the time has arrived to act. Yes, it existed long ago. It began in ancient Babylon 3,500 years ago.

The humanity of that era was split: One part followed Abraham, who called for unity, and the other part aligned with Nimrod and scattered throughout the world. From then, in the nature of every person, even if he is not connected at all with the Jews, hatred towards them is latent.

Question: The nations of the world have taken philosophical concepts, monotheism, freedom, and other things from the Jews. But they have not taken unity.

Answer: They didn’t take it because even among us it didn’t exist. It was not in a form that was suited for the world. In those times we were very far from the nations of the world. To be honest, the philosophers of ancient Greece, who learned from our prophets, gleaned a few fragments of the wisdom of Kabbalah and created their postulates from them.

But one way or another, anti-Semitism is a natural phenomenon. And instead of “butting heads” with it, we must unite among us. The nations will take this unity from us, even if we don’t publicize it. For in any case, the Light of life comes to the world through us.

Question: So how is the picture of a correct life look for our people? The life that will touch people for life in their living soul and awaken them to learn about unity from us?

Answer: We don’t need to think about how to attract them to our side. We only need to build our lives according to the function of the unique, chosen people. We must connect “as one person with one heart,” and develop this covenant more and more.

With this, we remove all problems from us, and furthermore we bring this Light to the world, which will also calm it down and it will go in the proper way towards correction.
From KabTV’s “Anti-Semitism” 6/18/14

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