The Jewish people have existed for 4000 years. They emerged from ancient Babylon thanks to Abraham who gathered around him chosen from all of the Babylonians. After that, this group underwent the Egyptian exile, the wandering in the wilderness, the events at Mount Sinai, and returned to the land of Israel and built the first and second Temples.
In the first two thousand years, from the exit of Babylon until the destruction of the second Temple, we lived as a spiritual people according to the laws of “Love your neighbor as yourself,” in mutual guarantee and in unity, like one big family. This is the form in which the people of Israel must live. Only in this form can it exist in security, and nobody can enslave it.
“Love for Israel” is not an abstract concept. Rather it indicates that each one loves his people and is linked with it. But the loss of this power of unity between us was symbolized by the destruction of the Temple. We fell from brotherly love to unfounded hatred towards each other, and so we were thrown out of this land into exile for 2,000 years.
In the last two thousand years we have not been a people. After all, the people of Israel are the same Babylonians who connected on the basis of the teachings of Abraham, meaning the law of brotherly love, unity, and connection. So today we are not a people. I very much hope that the latest war will finally force us to understand that only the return to “love of Israel,” that is, “Love your neighbor as yourself” will return us to the corrected state.
And without this, we cannot exist. Meanwhile our nation exists in such a form that is not appropriate for it, that we seemingly think is right. But this is only a temporary reprieve that was given to us from above for a particular time so that we would build ourselves as a people and return to brotherly love.
In the latest campaign, “Protective Edge” in August 2014, we saw that the people are beginning to understand it is necessary to unite and to be afraid of losing the unity that was attained at the end of the military operation.
This time a change is happening among the people. A unique inner impression has remained that specifically this unity is vital to us. So today I have hope that we will not let this spark that has been ignited in us to go out. The nation returns to daily life, each one to his personal problems. But even if this is so, we haven’t lost this yearning to unite that was born in us during the war. So we can approach the concept of the “people of Israel.”
If we begin to approach each other, then we will truly create a protective dome above us and attain the secure existence of the people of Israel in the land of Israel. Everything depends only on our connection between us. This is because we are a people created from a group that was gathered from representatives of all of the Babylonians on the basis of unification and love.
Specifically thanks to this message, they followed Abraham. So if today we can be, at least in some way, similar to that spiritual group that existed 4,000 years ago, we will merit a completely good, secure, and stable life in this land.
We feel that lately the whole world has begun to relate to Israel in a very hostile way : All nations without exception. This is simply a plague that has spread everywhere. It will stop only if the people of Israel will unite and show the whole world a new form of life, a new people, a new nation, that exists on the basis of the unification of all of its citizens, instead of existing for the sake of its ego with constant competition and hostility.
The world expects a good example from us and is not getting it. And so it blames the Jewish people for all of its problems. Blame directed towards Israel is acknowledgment of their dependence upon it. The nations of the world understand that their lives depend upon Israel that has not carried out its role, its mission. The world is waiting for the people of Israel to become an example of new relationships between people and the good life.
From Kab TV’s “A New Life” 8/27/14