Question: There are scientists who believe that the Hebrew alphabet was originally created from Phoenician, a language that existed a long time before the Hebrew alphabet. Could it be that Adam HaRishon (the First Man) was Phoenician?
Answer: I cannot say whether Adam HaRishon was Phoenician, but he was the first person in our world to discover the upper force and describe it. I don’t know if the Phoenician people existed 6,000 years ago; I have not come across historical documents that would prove this. I rely upon the writings of Kabbalah and the Torah.
It could sound like my words are unbelievable and unproven, but the wisdom of Kabbalah confirms and verifies these things, and I rely on that.
Question: Does that mean we don’t know the nationality of Adam?
Answer: In the time of Adam HaRishon there were no nationalities. Nationalities appeared 3,500 years, after humanity’s exodus from Babylon. Before then, as the Torah says, there was one people composed of different tribes, and they all lived together in ancient Babylon.
Only after the Babylonians dispersed and settled all over the face of the Earth did various peoples and nations appear.
Comment: Scientists have studied the Jewish genome and determined that it is absolutely identical to that of the Iraqis. In fact, the Jews were also emigrants from Babylon, emigrants from Iraq.
My Comment: Iraq is the territory of ancient Babylon. But in principle this doesn’t matter because the Jews are not a nationality. They are a group of people Abraham gathered to be his students who united around him according to the principle “And you shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18).
They had to do this to attain the upper world. After they began to realize the law “And you shall love your friend as yourself” and through it attained the upper world, the upper management system, they began to call themselves Jews (Yehudim). The word “Yehudi” comes from the word “Yichud” (Unification), “Achdut” (Unity), and the word “Ivri” (Hebrew) means a transition from feeling our world to feeling the upper world. So Jews are not a nationality, but an ideological group,
As for the Iraqis, in a sense, they may be the former Jews who either remained in Babylon or separated from Abraham’s group along the way. But it doesn’t matter! The wisdom of Kabbalah doesn’t belong to any one nation.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/17/16