In the News (The Guardian): “The government [of the United Kingdom] is to formally adopt a definition of what constitutes antisemitism, … with [Prime Minister] Theresa May saying the measure will help efforts to combat hate crime against Jews.”
Question: So who are the anti-Semites?
Answer: An anti-Semitic person is a person who doesn’t understand the mission of the Jews in this world and therefore hates them instead of directing them toward the right channel and helping them advance. But if he understands the mission of the Jews, for instance as Henry Ford understood it, then this is another problem already. He cannot overcome a fundamental natural anti-Semitism, and, therefore, he was a typical anti-Semite and helped Hitler.
At first, Hitler had a positive attitude toward Jews; one could even say he was friendly. He tried every way to try to speak to them rationally, suggesting that they leave Germany and move to Palestine. But they didn’t hear him. So he understood that nobody needed those Jews and nobody would stop him or oppose their annihilation. Incidentally, for him this was a big revelation because he thought that the whole world would begin to scream at him and condemn him. But it turned out that, on the contrary, they were even ready to help him. None of the leading nations came out against the genocide, even though they knew very well what was happening.
Is it possible to think that billions of people are anti-Semites? I don’t know. Or vice versa, is it possible to think about Jews as greater anti-Semites because they hate their role in this world? This is very topical and timeless. Today, among the American Jews, there are very many anti-Semites who are against Israel and Judaism. They shake Judaism off themselves, like a snake that sheds its skin, in an attempt to disguise themselves in every way possible. But in the Torah, it is written that this will not help, “I will get to you anywhere, no matter where you may be hiding,” says the Creator. And this is true, because Jews are not a nation, but are an accessory to the goal of creation, which that person must carry for the world. But if he doesn’t do this, then the world blames him for all of their problems. This is precisely what is happening.
We cannot escape from carrying out this mission. The entire world revolves around it. The anti-Semites are right, everything revolves around the Jews, and there is a reason for hatred toward these 15 million people. This is one of the smallest peoples of the world, but look at what they are doing. There are so many problems around them and so many emotions involved with them. Let’s hope that the Jews will recognize their mission to show the whole world an example of unity, as is written in the Torah: “And you shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18). This law of human society must extend to all the inhabitants of the world.
Question: The American Jews are now trying to blend in among other peoples. Could the Jewish people disappear?
Answer: No, they cannot because nature itself is conducting this process, arousing a desire in a person to blend in, in order to show him that this is impossible, and inevitably later, he will have to carry out his role in this world joyously.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 12/28/16