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We Do Not Recognize BDS In Israel


In the News (Times of Israel): “Israel’s ambassador to France called on local cities to ban events tied to the pro-Palestinian Israel Apartheid Week, scheduled to begin Monday.

“Aliza Ben-Nun wrote to mayors of nine cities across France asking them to cancel events organized by the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, the Foreign Ministry said Friday.

“Ben-Nun said that the events are likely to cause disturbances, incitement to hatred and violence towards Israel and the Jewish community. She also wrote that the boycott is prohibited under French law. …

“Israel Apartheid week events are scheduled for Paris, Rennes, Toulouse, Montpellier, Lyon, Saint Étienne, Lille, Marseille and Grenoble as part of a world-wide initiative in more than 200 cities and universities that critics say seeks to deligitimize the State of Israel.

“According to its French website, the events in France will mark 100 years of colonization by Israel and 100 years of popular struggle for justice by Palestinians, counting from the Balfour Declaration of 1917.”

My Comment: What this means is that they are apparently saying that: “The nation of Israel doesn’t exist, we don’t recognize it, we don’t recognize this nation, let’s make it so that they will not exist once and for all.”

Even though the French have been severely harmed by the actions of Muslim terrorists lately, still their hatred toward the terrorists is less than their hatred toward Jews. They exchange one hatred for another, meaning that they blame the Jews for everything.

Moreover, they intentionally try not to pay attention to the problems with the terrorists, with the Muslims, but only see the Jews: “Why don’t they let the Muslims live as they want?” In the opinion of the French, the Jews must be thrown into the sea, the entire area must be cleansed, and then they will live comfortably and well. This is even though in other Muslim nations we don’t see any example of a good life, but specifically the French think like this.

Question: So, what is to be done with BDS? After all, this movement is becoming stronger.

Answer: It is necessary to see its purpose: It helps us Zionists to become stronger. I believe that negative pressure on the Jews, on Israel, on the people of Israel, on their existence, is useful.

Until we correct ourselves, we require very serious pressure and a push. This is necessary for us. If we are not pressured, we cannot live together with each other because since the days of ancient Babylon we have been representatives of the 70 nations of the world.

Who joined Abraham? It was representatives of all kinds of tribes that lived in ancient Babylon. Therefore, each one of the Jews belongs to a different tribe, a different people, from among those that existed then.

Those who had a point in the heart answered the call of Abraham, and therefore they organized a group; they gathered together all the points in the heart and began to be called Yehudim”(Jews), from the word “Yichud” (union), and Israel, Yashar-El, meaning straight to the Creator. But in fact, biologically they were absolutely different.

Question: So, what is to be expected in the future?

Answer: The future depends on us! But as long as we haven’t reached the right future, as long as people haven’t heard what the wisdom of Kabbalah says about the necessity of connection and unity above all contradictions, as Abraham did, the BDS organization is necessary.

Therefore, I am in favor of this pressure, and it comes from above, from the Creator, because “there is none else beside Him” (Deuteronomy 4:35). I hope that the pressure will continue until the people of Israel will wake up and understand that it is up to us to unite, and only in a manner like this can we bring ourselves and the whole world to balance, perfection and unity.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 3/8/17

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Where Your Thoughts Are

Laitman_716_01Torah, Deuteronomy 20:18: So that they should not teach you to act according to all their abominations that they have done for their gods, whereby you would sin against the Lord, your God.

The nations of the world are these desires that draw us to all the pleasures of material life and to all its problems. But all of these very much carry away a person.

We see how, despite the fact that people come to the wisdom of Kabbalah, which is engaged precisely in destroying evil in people and bringing them to the level where they become kind and do good to others, our world pulls them in the opposite direction.

Here we need to confront our egoism. This is what the Torah calls for.

A person must rise to such a level that he takes only what he needs for existence from this world and everything else he directs only toward the attainment of the upper world.

This doesn’t mean that we have to sleep on the ground, live on bread and water, and lead a meager life. A person should have everything that his body requires. For example, it can demand five meals a day, sleep on the feather bed and not on a simple mattress, and so on.

We should start with fulfilling its requests reasonably. Then gradually, as a person moves into the quality of bestowal in connection with others, his demands for life will change naturally, without coercion.

It doesn’t matter what these demands will be! When a person’s intentions are aimed at giving to others and in attracting others toward unity, then it does not matter what his body requires. Give it what it wants so that it does not interfere with his internal development.

Question: Does it mean that if the head is directed upward, the body will gradually come to the state of modesty?

Answer: Of course, however, not because of beliefs and various spiritual practices but in a natural way.

A person is where his thoughts are. Therefore, all the rest comes to the naturally minimal, normal level that is required for a person. His material level automatically restricts itself in accordance with the level at which he is in spirituality.

It becomes ordinary, which does not distract him with any worries; it is good if he has it, but it is also all right if not. The main thing is where your thoughts are.
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Why Is A Mezuzah Necessary?

laitman_425Question from Facebook: A religious person explained to me that the lack of a Mezuzah is a source of trouble at home: the illness of relatives, the breakdown of electronic appliances, and so forth. How does the wisdom of Kabbalah look at this? Are there root causes of these troubles?

Answer: It is said that a Mezuzah protects Jewish homes and must be on all the doors. Therefore, its presence shouldn’t bother you even if you don’t believe in it.

If you begin to dig deeper into what is written on the piece of parchment and why it protects the house, then you will see that it talks about the uniqueness of the Creator and connection with Him.

If a person is connected with the Creator and considers Him to be the only force that manages him and emulates His characteristics of bestowal and love, then he certainly enters under its protection. This is the inner meaning of the Mezuzah.

It is not the piece of parchment that protects you, but that you become a force that yearns for the Creator.

Therefore, it is said: “inscribe them upon the tablet of thy heart” and “adhere them to all entrances and exits in your life.”
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 3/8/17

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The Plan For Exiting Crisis, Part 5

laitman_600_04Altruism—Genuine or Irresponsible

Question: There are many people in the world today who can call themselves altruists. Why do you think that the crisis resolution is possible through altruistic education?

Answer: We are not talking about altruism as customarily understood in this world, but about the Kabbalistic meaning of it. Altruism is the perception of the whole society as one system in which the wellbeing of an individual is equivalent to the wellbeing of society; therefore, he must include himself in the society and treat it as he treats himself.

I do not know if various altruists and humanists think the same. If any of them treats society this way, then it is close to what the wisdom of Kabbalah demands from us.

If a person sees his life as a part of society, like an embryo in a womb of his mother, receiving everything from her; then he realizes that everything depends on the wellbeing of society. And that is why he gives everything to the society and takes only the bare necessities for himself. Through this behavior, we guarantee our spiritual life without any restrictions.

A person will treat society this way if he receives an integral education. With the help of this education, he will begin to understand and feel what “integrality” is and what it means to be all as one man. Without this, the world cannot exist. The global crisis and the numerous problems that modern world is experiencing today lead us to this.

The world is in the transitional period when the era of “democracy” and “liberalism,” which led society’s leaders to irresponsible management, is nearing its end. If all management is carried out exclusively in a “democratic” way, then the results are the most disastrous.

After all, who chooses the leaders? This is the public who makes their choice based on which candidate screams louder, looks prettier, and is more like the Hollywood icons..

We can see the results of this populism all over the world. The leaders of European countries destroyed Europe with their liberal course. Perhaps, it is not clear to everyone yet, but very soon it will manifest itself to its fullest.

And most importantly, the harmful influence of the mass media determines public opinion through the speeches of famous artists and popular figures who know how to convince people.

It turns out that the leadership of countries is chosen not according to their professional leadership qualities, but according to their public speaking skills.

The public, impressed by performances, chooses their leaders, who then come to power and start doing whatever they want. All of this is the result of populism, liberalism, and democracy. The problem of modern leadership is its incompetence.

The revision of the entire previous approach is beginning now, and we hope it will lead to correction.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/29/17, Lesson on the Topic: “Mismah Arosa (Arosa Document),” “Plan for Quitting Out of Crisis”

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