Question: The latest military crisis in Israel undermined many of our firm convictions. We were confident in the strength of our army, but became convinced that we would be not able to use it to protect ourselves from the threat. Now, it is obvious that the agreements between the governments do not guarantee any security.
Answer: Modern warfare is of a different kind. There no longer the life we were used to. The old foundations, approaches, objectives, principles, and means do not work. This happens not only in Israel but around the world.
Just these questions are not so crucial around the world. But in Israel, which is located in such a hostile environment, it is a matter of life and death. Therefore, we must be sensitive to change.
The people of Israel must understand its purpose and why this is happening to us: what the purpose of our existence is, what the nations of the world require of us, why they blame us in all their misfortunes.
We must explain this to everyone, and first of all, to ourselves. Our nation does not understand what it is and what the mission of the people of Israel is, that it must serve as a model for unification of the whole world.
Only the Jewish people have the knowledge of how to unite. After all, this readiness is already incorporated within it. Every Jew has a special gene because once, in the time of the Temple, our people existed in spiritual unity. We already lived as one man with one heart, accepted this condition for realization.
Today, we must show an example of this unity to the entire humanity that needs it so badly. Only we can do this. I am glad that for the first time the nation felt that it really wants and needs this.
This deep impression was left in us as a result of the last war. I don’t think that it will disappear. It will be less, but it will remain in each Israeli, and it will be possible to awaken this need for connection.
If the nation is already seeking connection, then it needs to know on what it depends and how it can be achieved. No one really imagines such a relationship where we are constantly connected with each other and how we can come to them.
Indeed, it is not achievable. One has only to look at himself, his life, neighbors, and it immediately becomes clear that this is a complete utopia and it cannot take place. Even if you kill me, I am not able to connect with others.
It is beyond human capacity, and even more so among the Jews. We can be very close to each other when this is beneficial. But in real life, when it is not required, we are in no hurry to connect. Therefore, we need a method, a science of unity, which is called the wisdom of Kabbalah.
This science is hidden within us, within the Jewish people. We have already been merged with it in the days of the Temple; we lived as one man with one heart all the time after leaving Egypt and before the fall of the Second Temple.
Today, we need to return to this method. Therefore, the wisdom of Kabbalah is revealed so that we realize it within the people of Israel and teach this method to the entire world and become “a light to the nations of the world.”
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 9/2/14