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The Holocaust Changed The Genes Of Generations Of Jews

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (Max-Planck-Geselleschaft):An international team lead by Rachel Yehuda, professor at Mount Sinai hospital in New York, and for the molecular analyses Elisabeth Binder, director at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, studied the genes of 32 Jewish individuals who had been held in concentration camps, experienced torture or had been forced into hiding during the Second World War. The researchers additionally examined the genes of the group’s children who are known to have an increased likelihood of stress disorders, and compared the results with Jewish families living outside Europe during the Holocaust.

“The scientists concentrated on epigenetic changes in the FKBP5 gene which has long been the research focus of Elisabeth Binder. ‘With “epigenetic” we mean all processes that do not change the actual genetic code but alter its accessibility,’ explains Elisabeth Binder. ‘FKPB5 determines how effectively the organism can react to stress hormones, and so regulates the entire stress hormone system. FKBP5 is altered in several diseases such as posttraumatic stress disorder or major depression and has now been associated with intergenerational effects.’

“The results suggest that ‘epigenetic inheritance’, where a person’s life experiences can affect the genes of their offspring, may play an important part in a child’s development. ‘The gene changes in the children did not appear to be mediated by adversity experienced during their own childhood but could only be attributed to Holocaust exposure in the parents,’ said Rachel Yehuda. ‘Environmental influences such as stress, smoking or diet can affect the genes of our children. Early detection of such epigenetic marks may advance the development of preventive strategies to address the intergenerational effects of exposure to trauma.’

My Comment: All of us, all of humanity and all of its generations are completely interconnected as a single organism. Therefore it is natural that all information is transmitted, and immediately, by all both “up and down,” within a generation and between generations and is forever preserved in our shared memory, which is our common cause and complete correction.

In this case, in particular, until the Jews, do not fulfill its purpose— to lead the world to a single whole—this memory will force them to fulfill their mission.

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Program of Life, Part 6

Laitman_001_02The Man of the Future Invented in Israel

Question: Israel is a leading country in terms of new technologies. What is its role in creation of the man of the future? Will this person be “invented” in Israel?

Answer: There is nothing to invent, this kind of man has already been among us for thousands of years. Israel is the only country that “patented” this type of human species. Everybody will learn from us and pick up the methodology of correction from us. We’ll share it with the world for free!

Question: If an altruistic person shows up in Israel, he would immediately be “swallowed” since all around him are egoistic.

Answer: So these people hide themselves, but they are among us.

Question: Today’s Israel looks like the complete opposite: there is lots of isolation and mutual hatred among its residents. Why is it that the man of the future who has an open heart should emerge particularly here?

Answer: Israelis are the most selfish people in the world. That’s why first they have to understand and acknowledge before any other nation how terrible the state of selfishness is and realize that it needs to change.

This explains why the entire world presses on Israel. The pressure from Arab countries, Europe, America, Russia… will strengthen. New powerful waves of anti-Semitism are still ahead. We will experience more problems until we decide we have suffered enough and we implement a new program and send it around the world.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 9/8/15

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How Can We Change The Situation In Israel: Who Has The Key For The World’s Happiness?

laitman_259_01Question: What is the mission of the Jews?

Answer: Kabbalah, the science of the upper governance, teaches us that we are under the control of the upper system of forces that operate on us and influence us to come to a state of integration, the more and more close these forces become, the more tightly we are locked together,

Accordingly humanity develops not only outward and upward, but also in the connection between each other. Therefore, in our world there is not only the sciences and culture, but also the Internet. Economic, trade, and political systems developed in our world in order to tie us together, but this connection has to be good and mutual and in everyone’s benefit.

In the law of the integral system there is only one option that the whole system should seeks—its maximum overall health, just like a healthy body, in which all the systems operate in coordination with one another.

Although these systems are opposite from one another by nature, as, for example, the lymphatic system differs from the circulatory system or the nervous system, they operate in full coordination, complementing one another, thus determining the body’s health. In our world, we cannot balance these two systems. The still, vegetative, and animate levels in nature automatically exist in such symbiosis.

But human nature has raised man above this system. We need to understand it, to perceive it, to incorporate in it, and use it correctly. Nature forces us to learn and to control this system, but we don’t want to.

Because the people of Israel don’t want to unite for the common good, we are the reason for all the problems in the world. Humanity feels this instinctively and therefore accuses us. Thus, as the sufferings increase, the pressure the world puts on us will also grow.

Question: But why is this happening today?

Answer: You have to study the system that governs the world in order to understand that. It is like going to the doctor who finds that I have dozens of problems. In principle they exist.

But in order to understand them you really have to learn the system. You may not always be able to explain even to a patient what he suffers from. He is simply prescribed  pills and sent home. Here, however, the pill we can give the ill society of the world is of a different character, of an ideological character.

The problem is that we should use this pill consciously because each of us has to ascend to the human level and not remain on the level of animal existence, although we don’t really want to leave it. But nature pushes us to a reasonable perception of its essence, and so we have no choice but to discover the general system that governs us.

It tells us about very simple things: If you want to attain the right unity between you according to the principle of “love thy friend as thyself,” you will balance the whole system.

Then the right and the left forces of nature, the positive and the negative, will mutually complement one another and be balanced. We must reach this. You will change human society and all the other parts of nature will calm down and we will come to harmonious relationships between nature and man.

But in order to do that, man has to change. He has to be educated and taught everything. Until we do that, until we establish an integral education system so that people will complement and get closer to one another, nothing will happen!

You may ask how it is possible to change eight billion people. The wisdom of Kabbalah tells us how this can be done. It says that all of humanity is built as a pyramid, with the people of Israel at the apex.

If you begin to engage in integral convergence between them, it will necessarily affect the whole world, which means that the nation of Israel will become”a light to the nations of the world.”

Then everyone will feel good; the anti-Semitic attacks will stop and the hatred people feel towards the Jews will disappear. They will see how the whole world, including our closest neighbors, will suddenly begin to treat us nicely because they will see that the nation of Israel brings the world goodness instead of evil.

This is the only thing the world is expecting of us! This is the reason that we are always accused of something. The whole world engages with one small nation, one single small state, Israel.

We keep complaining: “How is that possible! What is the UN doing?” This is the only thing the UN does. What is UNESCO doing? UNESCO keeps attacking us. All the newspapers in the world are filled with articles against Israel. Is there anyone in our favor? If we pay, someone may say something in our favor, but he doesn’t really think so!

This means that every nation and every person in the world, according to how developed he is, begins to feel that Israel has the key to the world’s happiness. This is what all the Kabbalistic sources tell us.
To be continued…
From KabTV’s “The Current Emergency Situation In Israel” 10/14/15

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In Search Of Correction

Laitman_931-01The Torah, “Numbers,” 16:20 – 16:22: The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron saying, “Dissociate yourselves from this congregation, and I will consume them in an instant.” They fell on their faces and said, “O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, if one man sins, shall You be angry with the whole congregation?”

When opposing attributes like Moses and Korach rebel in a person, then there is not just a desire to cancel them for a while because then they will still need to be corrected, but the desire to find out how they can be corrected today.

As they appear opposite, unfit for use with the intention for the sake of bestowal and love, the question arises: Is it really possible to do something with them, without having to kill them?

Moses is the attribute in a person that regrets that now so many egoistic desires, which could soon be corrected, will die, but they are thrown back, and he remains with his pure attribute, the attribute of Bina (Intelligence). But what is the need for it if it’s not connected with Malchut (Kingdom), which needs correction?

On the one hand, it’s good that we reveal the contradictions between these attributes and the inability to use them at present. However, on the other hand, they are thrown very strongly to the back! Is it possible to correct them somehow?

The attribute of Moses within us wants to actualize the correction as fast as possible. And we really can do it! If we connect now in a special request and call to the Creator, then this MAN (Mayin Nukvin, female waters), will raise the Reshimot (reminiscences), and there will be a possibility that we may correct ourselves in some way. In principle, the prayer, meaning the right desire, corrects everything.

But on the other hand, even if it doesn’t work out, the search itself, the attempt to persuade the Creator to correct these attributes, constitutes an effective act through which much can be corrected.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 5/20/15

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Program of Life, Part 5

laitman_537Running Hurdles

Question: New technological developments will improve and develop our sensory organs of perception in the future. Instead of eyeglasses, there will be a chip implanted in the eyes, instead of a telephone, a chip in the ear or in the brain. Will this process lead to the advancement of the human race?

Answer: Humans don’t develop in this way. Instead of advancement, it only gives the opportunity for others to control us. If a computer or a mobile telephone is implanted as a chip in our brain, it would be possible to connect to us and broadcast a movie that replaces the reality. So, for the rest of our lives, we’ll lay in bed all day thinking that we moving about in the world.

And how do we know that our world today, without a chip implanted in our brains, is not a hallucination? We live in a matrix program. Human advancement is possible not because of advanced technologies, but only as a result of internal growth. With the help of the wisdom of Kabbalah, we learn to perceive a new level, the upper world that is eternal and perfect.

Kabbalah develops a new organ of perception in humans—love of our neighbors, through which we eventually will sense a new world. We just need to overcome a psychological barrier. This is possible because it’s not a wall, but only a small obstacle, like running hurdles. Together, we can leap over this psychological barrier and start sensing a new reality.

When it happens, we’ll discover that everything depends only on our attitude. Should our attitude to others decline, we’ll return to the level of this world, i.e,. descend from the upper realm. However, if we correct our attitude to others, we’ll rise back to the upper world.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 9/8/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 10.28.15

Preparation for the Lesson 

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” “Come Unto Pharaoh – 2” 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Sulam Commentary,” Item 9 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, The Love for the Creator & Love for the Created Beings,” “Why Was the Torah Not Given to the Patriarchs” 

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