The Strongest Idea

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom the brochure “The Only Way Out”:

The Jewish people have repeatedly proven that it is possible to love one’s neighbor as oneself. Yes, it was short-lived. Yes, brief periods of brotherly love were replaced by long years of mutual hatred. But even if it were possible for only one month, even for one day once in a thousand years, it is worth giving up everything.

Humanity unconsciously feels the need to comply with this ethical principle. Judge for yourself. The principle which is in fact, impossible to follow, is the foundation of our civilization!

Love thy neighbor as thyself (the Golden Rule) in the Abrahamic religions, Confucianism, ancient philosophy, and a number of other world religions is a fundamental ethical principle. “The Golden Rule,” Wikipedia:“The Golden Rule or ethic of reciprocity is a maxim, ethical code or morality that essentially states either of the following: One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself. One should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated.”  

And what about anti-Semitism? It’s simple. The nations of the world need an example, and not a short-lived example, not from somewhere in the past, but ongoing and right now. To follow this principle, it is not enough to know about it second hand . One must personally see it in front of oneself.

Who must set such an example? Of course, it must be those who brought this principle to the world. And what happens if they do not show this example? If they do not know they have to set this example? If they do not know how to accomplish this? Then comes anti-Semitism.

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