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Behind The Scenes Of The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

laitman_228Question: Why doesn’t the wisdom of Kabbalah save the Palestinians? Why do the Israelis, who are supposed to show the world a model of morality, world suppress the Palestinians?

Answer: First of all, the wisdom of Kabbalah is not meant to save anyone. It is designed to teach people the correct relationships between them, and then the whole world will be saved. Secondly, I don’t think that the Jews suppress the Arabs. I have been living in Israel for over forty years and I believe that it is impossible to coexist in peace if the whole world engages only in provoking the clash between these two nations.

Today, I can say only one thing: no country in the world besides Israel cares about peace with the Palestinians, none. They all benefit from the fact that someone else risks himself for them.

Question: Most genetic research shows a great similarity between the genes of the Jews and the Palestinians. Both belong to the Semitic race but simply have different religions. Are there any real genetic differences between the Jews and the Palestinians?

Answer: The people who are called Philistine*[1]/ Palestinians became extinct 3,300 years ago. Therefore Palestinian is not a nationality whereas Arab, French, German, etc. are nationalities. This nation does not exist today, and if people are born in the small region close to the sea once called Palestine, it doesn’t mean that they are Palestinians.

If humanity worries about the future, there is no point provoking the conflict between the Arabs and the Jews. Unfortunately no one really cares about establishing real peace. Everyone thinks only about how they can profit from this conflict, and thus entice the two nations against one another. Moreover, they take advantage of this situation in their own countries for purely political purposes, like France has been doing lately.

Question: If that’s the case, how can we establish peace?

Answer: There is no way we can do it unless the Jews themselves restore it. It is actually the Jews who can do it, not the way the world thinks, but by uniting and showing humanity the great force that is revealed when this unity manifests in the world. The key to happiness is only in the hands of the Jews!

[1] Palestina is the name of the entire Holy Land. It is the Hebrew version of the name of the non-Hebrew name Palestine, which has been commonly used for ages, while “Falestine” is an Arab term rooted in the Arabic being.
From the Webinar 5/8/16

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Pharaoh And The Group

laitman_528_02Question: We discussed the point that Pharaoh is the force that keeps us apart in the group, that he is the cause of our being divided and of all the quarrels between us. Pharaoh is a force of nature.

How can we actually work with this force in the group? How can we work with such powerful forces? What can we do with them and what can’t we do?

Answer: Pharaoh, egoism, stands in your way when you want to get closer to each other. You have to get closer to each other to start feeling it. First you will feel that he is the good Pharaoh, the seven years of satiety, and then the evil Pharaoh, the seven years of hunger, at the end of which the ten plagues attack the egoism, by which you will be thrown out of egoism so you come out of Egypt. All the work is only to get closer together over all the disturbances.

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What Remains After Life?

Laitman_709Question: If a person wants to fundamentally “cleanse” his personal life, what is considered the “garbage” of life?

Answer: A person must reach the end of his life with having created connections with other people, connection through which the Creator is discovered. This is the only thing that remains after life and all the rest is total “garbage”!

Unfortunately, almost all live their lives in vain, except those who in time come to the wisdom of Kabbalah and properly implement it.

Question: So what does a person establish a family for?

Answer: If a person is living to attain the meaning of existence, which is to discover the Creator in this life, then all of his actions are justified and in the right direction.

The revelation of the Creator to the creatures is attainment of the entire system of creation, the system of management in our world and all the other worlds.  A man discovers a huge “computer” and acts in its intelligence, and is connected to and fully identified with it. He completely understands this intelligence, is connected with it, and begins to manage it.

Everyone must reach this state, as it is said, “My children have won” (Baba Metzia 59a). We must acquire this higher intelligence and it can be done during our lives. I invite you!
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/10/16

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Has The Time Come To Legalize Prostitution?

Laitman_630_2Comment: In Britain there are close to 70,000 prostitutes who earn up to 2,000 pounds per week. The members of the Internal Affairs Committee of the National Parliament proposed making prostitution legal and not pursue prostitutes from a criminal aspect. They justify this with the claim that many are single mothers and are women who have been forced into the profession of prostitution to feed themselves.

Answer: Prostitution is the oldest profession that has existed at all times and in all nations. So it is pointless to fight it, but it is necessary to put it into a framework that is more or less decent so that families will not be destroyed. There are those who say that if the profession of prostitution is legalized, the family will not break up because a prostitute doesn’t try to “get involved” with the man and take him away from his wife for herself.

Prostitution is not the biggest problem of society. Sex is a natural need that is naturally awakened in a person. We cannot suppress it. So it is up to us to find a suitable outlet for the release of that sexual energy that grips young people and doesn’t let them live normally.

When hormones are “raging” in youth, they cannot learn and interact normally among them. Everything revolves around sex for them. So I would approach this question with compassion and kindness, humanely, and I would make it possible for men, youngsters, and teenagers to reduce the “pressure” when needed, but that it would not go beyond certain limits and take on ugly forms.

Today, both young men and women are not in a hurry to get married. So until they want to establish a family, they should have such possibilities to live in peace, develop, learn, and acquire a profession, in short, to go in accordance with nature.

I cannot imagine what would happen if we were living today in the conditions of ancient society and people did not want to communicate with each other, get married, or start a family . After all, starting from the ages of 12-13, the hormones begin to rage in them so they do not understand what is happening to them, so much it captures their hearts and minds.

So the best thing is to find simple and wise laws. It is of course necessary to explain and show practically that sexual attraction between people and the right mutual connection must be based upon understanding and mutual respect so that the person becomes dear and close to you for serious reasons and not just because a short sexual connection happened with them connecting them with reluctance.

It is necessary to differentiate between sex and the right mutual connection. In any case, life is moving toward this situation to show us that these two fundamental phenomena in our lives are not connected with each other. On the one hand, love, attraction, respect, and habit; on the other hand, there is the administration of sexual needs.

Just as with older couples who have lived together all of their lives, characterized by habit, understanding, and mutual dependence, so this is necessary even at a young age. This is because when there is more connection between us, we understand the dependence that there is between us and we feel loyalty to the family and children. So emphasis should be placed specifically on education. I believe that it is necessary to work with psychologists and experts on family matters. But there is a need for fundamentally changing relationships. Only then will mutual cooperation between people look different.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 7/3/16

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Boston Publishers Of “Mein Kampf” Will Donate Proceeds To Holocaust Survivors

Laitman_408In the News (The Boston Globe): “Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the Boston-based publisher of Hitler’s notorious anti-Semitic manifesto “Mein Kampf,” has decided to donate the book’s proceeds — reportedly tens of thousands of dollars annually in past years — to a local organization that works directly with aging survivors of the Holocaust. …

“The decision marks a sharp shift for the publishing firm, which was criticized this spring after the Globe reported its plans to give royalties and profits from the book to Boston-area cultural organizations for projects to promote general themes of tolerance, not necessarily linked to Holocaust issues or combatting anti-Semitism.

The publishers of “Mein Kampf” in Boston have declared that all the sales profit will go to the Boston Fund which helps holocaust survivors. Having consulted the Boston Jewish Federation, the publishers have decided to transfer all the money to the Jewish fund which will help finance the medical and social needs of holocaust survivors.

“Andrew Russell, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s director of corporate social responsibility, said the publisher will give the funds in an ongoing multiyear grant to the Waltham-based Jewish Family & Children’s Service, which provides care to elderly Holocaust survivors through its Schechter Holocaust Services program. Russell said the publisher consulted with Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston before making the decision. …

“In the summer of 2015, however, the company switched course, asking Boston-area cultural organizations such as the Museum of Fine Arts and the Boston Children’s Museum to submit proposals for projects that would promote a more general message of tolerance. …

“But the plan backfired when the Children’s Museum, which had submitted a successful proposal, retreated from the deal, unsettled by the money’s association with the slaughter of some 6 million Jews.”

Answer: This news item turns my stomach and makes me gag. It smacks of a special fanaticism. The publishers want to show that they publish Mein Kampf for apparently educational purposes, while the Jews, as always, are willing to accept any money. The conclusion is that the publishers want to launder and justify themselves and even demonstrate publicly that they are taking the responsibility, which no one ever took. And they are seemingly doing so for no profit, with no benefit for themselves. This begs the title: “Hitler Helps Victims.”

Question: How can the Jews accept that!?

Answer: It doesn’t surprise me anymore, especially after their calm response to what is happening in America: supporting Obama for two terms while he lets millions of radical Muslims enter the US during his presidency! They have thus prepared themselves for the end. Now the same Jews will vote for Mrs. Clinton and then against Israel, against the only place where they can be saved in the not-so-distant future. Nothing surprises me anymore. It seems that they have totally lost any sense of reality. They think that they can be saved, just as the Jews in Europe thought that they could save themselves from Hitler.

The problem is that they don’t think about where the emergency exit is. They have no sense that they need a shelter and that the only safe place for them can be Israel. They don’t feel the need for such a safe place, and so they are digging a hole for themselves, since the future social and political movements will be Nazi movements, totally anti-Semitic!

Baal HaSulam, at the time, wanted to encourage the Jews to control their own destiny, but he did not succeed because no one wanted to listen to him. When I speak about controlling our fate, I am not talking about high ideas and corrections in the supreme governance, but only about what is actually in the hands of the Jews if they so wish. No one wanted to hear about it, not before WWII and not after the war.

Today, we are speaking about the same situation, but they still don’t want to listen to us, not in Israel and not in the world. The Jews are actually in a state of blindness once again. Maybe after the next Holocaust they will come to the correct decision.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 7/3/16

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The Creator’s Trial

Laitman_182_02Every person in this world complains about his life, and of course everyone is right to some degree and perhaps completely. After all, he isn’t the one who puts himself in troubles, his nature, his lack of understanding, and his inability to see the future, in an unpredictable world. So how can we blame a person?

If we look at the fate of every individual and at the way he behaves, we will discover that each of us was born, lives, and dies forcibly. And one’s actions are determined by our set circumstances and attributes, not by our will. So in all things, a person is not free.

And in this case, there is nothing we can demand of him!

But here the true culprit responsible for everything that happens is revealed, the one who has created everything and is also ready to be blamed and judged. Because in the Creator’s trial, with all our accusations and complaints, we will discover His attitude toward us, the reason He created us so small on purpose, and why we are punished by ourselves and by nature. We will learn the purpose of our creation and our fate, why we are born, live, and die in great pain. Eventually we will begin to understand that all our complaints are to our Creator, and it is actually He whom we want to put on trial!

The only wisdom in the world that can help us is the wisdom of Kabbalah. It clarifies the problem of the mutual relations between a person and the Creator and so it is the main wisdom in the world because there is nothing more important for a person than the clarification of these mutual relations, and actually nothing but that really matters. The reason is simply that there is nothing other than that in nature! The Creator does everything, but is a person is ready to forgive and then to thank Him for what He does to him in order to bring him to the complete state?

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What Is The Origin Of Money Lending?

laitman_545Question: There are those who believe that money lending is the invention of Kabbalists in Babylon. Is this true?

Answer: I don’t think so since there were no Kabbalists in Babylon. They came from the group that left Babylon and there were certainly no moneylenders in that group. Money lending was forbidden until the destruction of the Temple, which led to the general fall into egoism and to the dispersion of the Jewish people all over the world and to its exile.

Money lending began when the Jewish people fell from the spiritual world. Money lending and the interest that was charged were based on complicated mathematical calculations by which the moneylender stole from decent people.

Today every banker can explain this complicated calculation of interest rates. If I lend someone money, he has to repay me plus a certain percentage of interest, and if he doesn’t repay me the money on time, he has to pay more. That is, there is interest charged on interest, because it takes into account the damage that I have suffered from not having received the money I had counted on, and could not recirculate.
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New Life 521 – The Magical Secret Of The Family

New Life 521 – The Magical Secret Of The Family 
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

The values and habits one gets while growing up in a family are engraved in him for a lifetime. The family is first and foremost the mother. A boy is connected to his mother for his whole life. From her, he moves into the hands of his wife.

If a woman envelops a man in an atmosphere like in the home of his mother, he will treat her with love like his mother. A woman who builds such an atmosphere for her husband at home, her husband will really be hooked to the family.

A woman’s nature is revolutionary, is adaptable and flexible, she adapts to everything. However, a man always remains a child who wants his mother.

Today the family is in crisis where we are about to move toward a new form of relationship between people, included in the new approach will be we are all one family. Evolution is forcing us to learn to develop love. In the future family, the upper force will dwell, the force of love, bestowal, and connection, a power that comes from above our nature.

People are getting divorced today because they feel an emptiness that nothing can fill. Something is missing for them. In the future connection, people will build a family together because they will feel that it brings them to a higher goal. About this it is written, “When husband and wife are worthy, the Shechina abides with them” (Sotah 17a).

This is the discovery of the upper force, eternal life. The upper force is the force of love and bestowal, it is higher than our natural egoistic attitude to those around us. In a family, a person will life without restriction, full of discernments, joys, and happy children.
From KabTV’s “New Life 521 – The Magical Secret Of The Family,” 2/15/15

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 07.22.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic: “Preparation for the Convention”

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Excerpts on 17th of Tammuz

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