We Cannot Become Lost Among The Rest Of The People

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Why do you think that the Jewish people have a unique mission? I don’t feel myself a part of the Jewish people, but, first of all a human being, and after that an Israeli citizen, and only in the end, a Jew.

Answer: It is understandable that a person wants to flee from the difficult situation he is found in. Moreover, he doesn’t know who he truly is and what he must do according to the program of creation.

I myself grew up in Russia when anti-Semitism was flourishing, a hatred of Jews that was unparalleled in any other nation during that period. This was after World War II, after the purges and oppression of Stalin, and I felt this myself. Jewish nationality was a barrier to entry into the university, employment, and promotion.

And of course, because of this, I didn’t want to belong to the Jews, the pariahs in the world and in all of human society. But I had no choice and I began to scrutinize what was happening. This was a phenomenon that was very unique for me according to the negative implications that I had to recognize.

I could not hide from it, and so I had to scrutinize what was standing behind it, as if I already existed in a role like this. I began to search and investigate, and these searches brought me to the wisdom of Kabbalah.

Question: There are many expressions of anti-Semitism in the world and it is difficult to understand how people cannot pay attention to it.

Answer: They simply don’t want to see it. The Israeli media don’t point these facts out because they are not interested in showing that the world is moving against Israel. They present this as a protest against governmental policy or against particular parties and not against the entire people of Israel. This is not mentioned anywhere.
From the program “A New Life” 8/14/14

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