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In my column on Ynet:
Nobody “Deserves” This
The increase in Muslim terrorism is an outward sign further suggesting the world is out of balance. It is important to understand that the more the waves of violence continue, the peoples of the world will point an accusing finger at us. The answer lies in the connection between the people of Israel who are ready to change the fate of the entire world for the better
On Friday the 13th, in France the penny dropped—this time it is an ideological war, “Islam against the Western world,” the analysts write. And truly, all the symbols of the west suffered one after the other. Beginning with the famous soccer stadium of Paris, cafes and fashionable restaurants, and ending with a popular rock club. The killing map was drawn as if to verify that they would succeed in striking all the symbols of the free world.
Meanwhile, Israel is accustomed to the daily attacks; the members of the Litman family (deceased), a father and his son who were on their way to a pre-wedding Sabbath celebration were murdered by a bloodthirsty terrorist. The other children in the family were saved only by a miracle.
The massacre in Paris caused mixed reactions in Israel. On the one hand, the horror, the pain of loss and bereavement, we are familiar with in daily Israeli life, aroused identification with the French in us. After all, we know the sad cries, the candles in the squares, the young who gather at makeshift memorials.
At the same time, other voices were heard: “Serves them right! Finally, they felt what we feel. Now they understand us.” Some went further and offered to send shipments of food and wine from Judea and Samaria. Yes, the very same products that the EU has decided to label only a few days before.
At the same time, a hidden hope spread among many that maybe now the Europeans “will understand us,” as brothers in times of trouble… But let’s not delude ourselves. Unfortunately, the more that Europe feels under attack, the more it will increase the hatred of Israel.
What is the difference between a terrorist strike in Paris and Israel?
The wave of terror in Paris is the first dark herald of the new situation that the world is entering. In the near future the pressure embedded congenitally in extremist Muslim circles will break out through terrifying attacks. The goal: to impose Islam on the entire world, Europe first.
The Book of Zohar predicted these processes over two thousand years ago, “And in the future the children of Ishmael will provoke great wars in the world” (Zohar for the People, Parshat VaYera). Even if on the surface it seems that the battles are between various Muslim denominations (Sunnis, Shiites), in practice all the dominations bow to the same ideology.
The increase of Muslim terrorism in the world is an outward sign further indicating a world out of balance.
According to The Book of Zohar, all of us are connected in a single network. In the current situation, the force that flows through this network is a negative force, which drags us into extreme separatism and hatred. In contrast, the positive forces that vitalize the network of connections between us—unity, concern and mutual concern—are concealed and aren’t flowing through it.
Increasing the Positive Force in the World
In contrast to the nations of the world who were assembled on national foundations, the Israeli nation was founded on an ideological basis. 4,000 years ago, in the days of our father Abraham, the original foundation that connected us was altruism. The character of the nation and the manner of its incorporation already dictated a historical role for us: to unite and inject positive, unifying forces into the network of connection among all the inhabitants of the world.
When we look into the dark abyss racing through the world today, the mission imposed upon us becomes clear. A connection between us is the only way to inject goodness into the world, to be a “light to the nations.” Therefore it is the only force that makes it possible to mitigate the evil that is presently expressed in Islamic terrorism. Connection among the people of Israel is able to change the fate of the entire world for the better. This is the real ideological war that is being waged today.
It is important for us to understand that the more that the world becomes flooded by waves of violence, the peoples of the world will turn to us with an accusing finger. The root of the hatred that has been burning in them for 2,000 years stems from an unexplainable feeling that we are the root of evil on the face of the Earth.
The attacks in Paris and Israel are a wake-up call for the whole world, and for us. To prevent the next bloodbath, we are compelled to connect and to stream the positive force, the force of connection, through us, which will counterbalance the negative force in the world. From the moment we begin to get closer to each other, our lives and those of the world will change for the good. The decision is in our hands.
The Appropriate Social Time
Let’s get used to connection between us in daily life: at home, in the workplace, on the street, and even in the supermarket. On the highway, for example, one can give the right of way to others, not honk at each other, and imagine that our favorite child drives the car in front of us.
Let’s begin to look at one another favorably, and the moment we identify our evil inclination drawing us into competition and exploitation instead of friendship and fraternity, we will catch it red-handed and silence it.
The first step is for us to recognize the egoistic nature in which we are acting. After we carry out a number of simple exercises like those that will be further detailed in the next articles, we see how change will happen among us in Israeli society and how the attitude of the world toward us will change.
From the Ynet Column 11/16/15
Answer: I don’t give private lessons to anyone because it is useless.
A person must study together with a group; it is only in connection with his friends that he creates the same system of forces in which he begins to feel and discover the upper world.
So there is no reason to study alone. The study should take place only in conjunction with other people, a minimum of ten people. And with the right connection between them, they will begin to feel the upper world.
Question: But you were taught one-on-one with your teacher. What has changed at this time?
Answer: I studied according to a particular program; in history there have been cases like these. Later it wasn’t easy to move from personal study to group study. I understood what it was, but didn’t personally work with the group. Most of my study took place one-on-one with the teacher.
But this cannot be today; we have entered into such a historical period in which all of humanity needs to go out to the upper world. So personal study will not yield results.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/27/15
Suppose that a miracle happened and we succeeded in becoming one Partzuf, after long work on ourselves, after applying some effort.
My question is whether we should always remain in these efforts or will everything go differently and not be so difficult somehow? We have already accepted the decision, we have gone through the first Tzimtzum, and we are the only force that is directed only towards the Creator. We have gotten used to thinking this way, and have created conditions for life.
From these laws we have already found ourselves in the spiritual world, but if suddenly one person or a group of people throws all of this into doubt, will the entire Partzuf collapse?
Answer: No, there are no more descents, because it is not for nothing, only ascents exist. But if you “give,” then you do not care about anything.
Question: When my mother died, my desires changed, and I began to feel her desires inside of me. Is that normal from a Kabbalistic perspective, or should I consult a psychologist?
Answer: You simply have matured.
Question: How can we help a person who goes wild and simply goes mad?
Answer: Call a doctor!
The Torah, “Numbers,” 18:8 – 18:9: And the LORD spoke unto Aaron: “And I, behold, I have given thee the charge of My heave-offerings; even of all the hallowed things of the children of Israel unto thee have I given them for a consecrated portion, and to thy sons, as a due for ever.
This shall be thine of the most holy things, reserved from the fire: every offering of theirs, even every meal-offering of theirs, and every sin-offering of theirs, and every guilt-offering of theirs, which they may render unto Me, shall be most holy for thee and for thy sons.”
This speaks about a person’s internal spiritual work in which he is divided into the priest, a Levite, and Israel, which correlates with HBD, HGT, NHY inside the Partzuf (the internal structure of the soul). Accordingly, the society is also divided into three parts.
The Creator says to the Levites: “I distinguish you and you will live from what the other desires bring Me.”
The Torah, “Numbers,”18:10: In a most holy place shalt thou eat thereof; every male may eat thereof; it shall be holy unto thee.
Eating means to receive the Upper Light that fills everything around a person internally and a person has to receive it only in vessels of bestowal, which means to let it pass through him with the intention of in order to bestow. This is the reason he receives instructions as to what he can receive and what he cannot, in what way, to what extent, etc.
The Holy of Holies is the attribute of Bina that is included in Keter. Only a certain person, the great priest, can eat in this high attribute and only on a certain day called Yom Kippur. In other words, it is the highest point of contact of human society (the soul) with the Creator.
The Torah, “Numbers,”18:12: All the best of the oil, and all the best of the wine, and of the corn, the first part of them which they give unto the LORD, to thee have I given them.
All the best oil is the uppermost and the greatest Light, which in the ascent to the spiritual worlds; it becomes increasingly more difficult to receive because we receive it in the attribute of the one who bestows, in order to give to others, and not to receive anything for yourself.
The Holiness symbolizes bestowal, and Holy of Holies is to bestow in order to bestow, which is equal to receiving in order to bestow, which can only be on the level of the priests.
This is the reason that the Creator gives Aaron and his sons all the best oil, as they can process it and thus pass it through them to the whole society.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 6/3/15
Opinion (Dr Philip D. Jaffé): “If anti-Semitism develops without surveillance, the process will very rapidly lead to violence and death. …
“The Nazis created a belief that a numerically very small group, the Jews in Europe and in Germany, could ‘infect’ the Aryan race. …
“And the only way to prevent this situation was to annihilate all the Jews. …
“The Vatican and the Protestant churches filled the ranks of the anti-Semitic soldiers. …
“If the Pope had actively denounced the ideas of the superiority of the Aryan race, history would have been completely different. …
“Anti-Semitism as a phenomenon developed over a number of centuries. Kant, Schopenhauer, Hegel, Heidegger said that the Jews were the vampires of society. …
“Europe of the beginning of the 20th century was convinced that all of the Jews were hatching a plot to dominate the economy of the world. …
“The Jews killed Jesus, and the phenomenon of the Inquisition in Spain was based upon this…. ‘Today the anti-Semites call Israel a Nazi nation in which the Jews are playing the role of the Nazis in the Middle East. Anti-Semitism has changed its face, but hasn’t disappeared anywhere.’”
My Comment: Next libel: The Jews directed the Muslims to conquer Europe to divert attention from themselves in Europe. So to the degree of the development of terrorism in Europe, anti-Semitism will continue to grow, and everyone will blame Israel. They will connect Muslim terrorism and the Jews!
In the world there is only one “whipping boy.” Because only from him, his commitment to the implementation of “Love thy neighbor as thyself,” the desire of the world is dependent to the same principle and the world’s attitude towards him. State of the world – a consequence of the state of Israel, especially when he was given for this country and the people.
In the world there is only one “whipping boy”—Israel. Because only from it, its commitment to implement “And you shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18), depends the yearning of the world for the same principle and the attitude of the world toward it. The situation in the world is a result of the state of the people of Israel, especially since they were given a nation and a people for this.