Last week I was invited to participate in the news program “The Day” on Channel 9, one of the biggest channels on Israeli TV.
The news report from the International Kabbalah Convention held on February 21-23, 2017 in Tel Aviv was called “The World of Kabbalah.”
The wisdom of Kabbalah does the impossible: It provides the country with the international support and reconciles political groups. It is Kabbalah that can fulfill Israel’s decades-long dream—a peaceful life and confidence in the future.
In this coverage, Channel 9 for the first time spoke about the foundation of the Jewish people, about their strengths and weaknesses. Our internal conflicts and world’s hostility towards the Jews are not accidental. They require rational reflection, without which we simply don’t have a future.
After all, we are not ordinary people. Abraham gathered our ancestors from different tribes and initially they were united only by one thing: love for others. They were close in spirit, but they were not blood relatives.
Many things have changed since then, but still only we can unite ourselves and the nations of the world into one family.
This is why we find no peace, like a person who rejects his destiny. That is why anti-Semitism is raising its head again. People don’t like us not because we are “chosen,” but because we don’t put our uniqueness into practice, don’t bring a light onto the nations, and don’t show them how to live in peace and harmony with each other.
However, I am optimistic about the future. Eight thousand people came to our annual convention, and it already doesn’t surprise anyone. The country is gradually getting used to the idea that unity will decide our common destiny. Uniting above all contradictions, we will see how everything is changing for the better.