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My Thoughts On Twitter, 7/26/17


Who is the sovereign on Temple Mount? #Opinion #OpEd

The Only Way to Peace is Jewish Unity @UniteWithIsrael #TempleMount #Jerusalem

From Twitter, 7/25/17

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Wishing to live like rentiers #Europe pushed industry to third world. Offshores’ grip won’t free them of taxes, so quality of life is falling.

The crisis of democratic institutions is that marketing WINS elections, misleading and defrauding the voter. #crisis

Crisis is systemic—in everything, everywhere. Reason: connection is only possible despite the #EGO, man’s nature, ABOVE all differences.

The crisis will force us to look at it not as a crisis but the birth of a new world. “Crisis” translates to “labor!” #KABBALAH

We must learn to accept differences as a source of prosperity, for by building bridges above them, we reveal the upper world. #KABBALAH

Taking away the media’s place between president & voters, #Trump exposed the stupefying of the masses and that is why they hate him.

From Twitter, 7/24/17

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Answers To Your Questions, Part 179

laitman_961.1Question: When and through whom did the law “And you shall love your neighbor as yourself” appear for the first time? Is it possible to reference the source? The accepted opinion is that the law appeared in the book of Leviticus, and there is an opinion that the law was proclaimed by Rabbi Akiva.

Answer: This law is a law about the general behavior of all parts of creation as a single network, and it doesn’t matter how or by whom it was written. But it is possible to look in Bereshit Rabba 24. “Love thy neighbor as thyself (Leviticus 19, 18) Rabbi Akiva says: it is a great rule in the Torah”

Question: Why is it written in The Book of Zohar that evil is a necessary condition for life on the face of the Earth, and that through the sin Adam produced other people? If all earthliness was created by God according to His form and image, who created evil and for what, and why does God blame a person and hate and punish the wicked? How can a perfect God create an ugly sin?

Answer: It is said by the Creator: “I created the evil inclination and I created the Torah as a spice, for the Light in it brings him back to the good.” (Kiddushin 30:2)

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JPost: “American Jewry — On The Path To Self-Destruction”

The Jerusalem Post published my new article “American Jewry — On The Path To Self-Destruction

History repeatedly shows that we abuse and ostracize our own people, despite ocular proof that our divisiveness is the cause of our ruin.

The Three Weeks – the time between the 17th of Tammuz, when the Romans broke the walls of Jerusalem and entered the city that had been devastated from within, and the 9th of Av, when the conquerors destroyed the Temple – remind us that Palestinian terrorism, however painful, is not the greatest threat to the State of Israel. Rather, our hatred for our co-religionists is by far more dangerous to worldwide Jewry, and to the nation-state of the Jews, namely Israel.

While Roman legions camped outside the city walls, the Jews within Jerusalem mercilessly slaughtered one another. “The commanders of the Romans deemed this sedition among [the Jews in Jerusalem] to be of great advantage to them,” wrote Josephus Flavius in The Wars of the Jews (Book IV, Chapter 6). Vespasian, who oversaw the suppressing of the Jewish revolt, wrote to his commanders on the ground: “The providence of God is on our side by setting our enemies against one another. …God acts as a general of the Romans better than I can do, and is giving the Jews up to us without any pains of our own [through their own sedition]….”

“The Jews are vexed to pieces every day by their civil wars and dissensions,” wrote Flavius, himself a Jew who turned against his own people. “I venture to affirm,” concludes Flavius (Book V, Chapter 6), “that the sedition destroyed the city, and the Romans destroyed the sedition. Thus, we may justly ascribe our misfortunes to our own people.”

Throughout history, our most formidable haters have felt that by persecuting the Jews they were executing God’s commandment. Josephus Flavius wrote that the Jews “entirely lost mercy among them,” and “trampled upon all the laws of men, and laughed at the laws of God” (The Wars of the Jews, Book IV, Chapter 6).

Likewise, according to historian and Reform Rabbi Jacob Rader Marcus, at the moment of signing the decree to expel the Jews from Spain, Queen Isabella told the representatives of the Jews: “‘The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He wishes’ (Proverbs, 21:1). Do you believe that this comes upon you from us? The Lord has put this thing into the heart of the king.”

The archenemy of the Jewish people, Adolf Hitler, also felt he was doing God’s will. In Mein Kampf he wrote, “Eternal Nature inexorably avenges the infringement of her commands. Hence, today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.”

The Jewish nation was established at the foot of Mount Sinai when its members committed to unite “as one man with one heart.” Immediately after, the Jews were commanded to be “a light unto nations,” namely to spread that unity throughout the world. Rav Kook succinctly summed up the role of the Jewish people: “The purpose of Israel is to unite the world into a single family.”

This commitment is why preceding every major devastation that befell the Jews was a period of intense rejection of our commitment to each other and to the world. Instead of striving to become a role model of unity, we nurture mutual hatred and division. When our desire to walk out on our vocation translates into the desire to mingle among the nations and dissolve our Jewish identity, it triggers an intense rejection among the nations, which we interpret as antisemitism.

Today’s American Jewry is undergoing the same process of denial of its heritage and vocation. If this process continues, it will bring with it the same dire consequences that our nation has experienced countless times. On July 16, Emma Green of The Atlantic published a fascinating essay detailing approaches among Jews concerning interfaith marriages. The essay exposed the depth of the chasm afflicting American Jewry, and its growing disregard for our heritage. In the words of Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz, “Ultimately, we’re headed toward one of the greatest divisions in the history of the Jewish people.”

“What some people fear, on both sides of the intermarriage debate,” adds Green, “is that Jews will no longer be one people, but rather two peoples recognized according to radically different standards.”

Rabbi Felicia Sol of the B’nai Jeshurun Conservative synagogue echoed Green’s words: “We could lose a generation, if not the future of Jewish life.”

But American Jewry will not disappear. As always happens, just before the Jews completely dissolve within their host nation, the tables turn on them, and hospitality becomes hostility. In Spain, as well as in Germany, the Jews did not see their end approaching.

They were too complacent to notice its approach. By the time they awoke, it was too late.

Regardless of our wishes, Jews are never part of the local culture. They always are and always will be held to a higher standard than all other nations, as indicated by the repeated condemnations of the Jewish state in the United Nations.

Jews will always be accused of all the wrongs in the world, not because they are wrong-doers, but because they are not right-doers. That is, they are not bringing the “light” of unity unto the nations. This is why in Sefat Emet it is written, “Everything depends on the children of Israel. As they correct themselves, all of Creation follows them.”

We are truly Jewish only when we place the tenet “Love your neighbor as yourself” above all else. When we abandon this mindset, we begin to bicker over who is a better Jew than whom, and from this point on we are certain to end in doom. Especially today, our duty as Jews is to nurture our unity above all differences because, as the Romans noticed, our strength is in our unity. As long as we condone separation between us, we are hastening the arrival of another ruin on our people.

My Thoughts On Twitter, 7/25/17


The #CRISIS is systemic, and can only be solved by breaking the system and entering a new level of connection—altruistic connection.

The #Internet makes the printed word free. Any fake news purveyor can influence millions of minds. MAN becomes controllable!

From Twitter, 7/25/17

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How To Get Acquainted With The Wisdom Of Kabbalah

laitman_283.01Question: How can you properly get acquainted with the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: I think that in order to do so you have to read the book I wrote Attaining the Worlds Beyond.

I wrote it in 12 days. I remember that I was left alone when my teacher passed away. I felt so bad that I didn’t know where to turn. I realized that I had to continue, but I didn’t know how and in what way, so I sat down and wrote this book.

I suggest you start with this book and at the same time take courses at the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah University because nothing can replace these courses. If you begin to read independently, you will constantly be thrown from side to side, and that is not a systematic study. You have to receive a thorough preparation from a teacher of the course, otherwise it is impossible.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/12/17

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Gifts: Who Gives, Who Receives

laitman_600.04Question: How can a desire to receive bestow?

Answer: It can if it is directed toward others. When a person very much wants to give a gift to another and that person refuses, this distances them from each other. But if someone wants to give me something and I accept it, I bestow pleasure to him in this way.

Exchanges like these happen with us all the time. It is only necessary to understand how to do this correctly, and then it becomes possible to bestow with our characteristics of bestowal.

For example, a bride gives a ring as a gift to a groom. A man generally gives a woman a ring so she will belong to him, but if he is great in her eyes, then it can be the opposite. She can give him a ring as a gift and if he agrees and takes the ring, he gives her pleasure as if he had given her the ring. This is a well-known example from The Book of Zohar.
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They Don’t Want To Have Children

Question from Facebook: Women today don’t want to have children. Things were different in my time. Today my daughter doesn’t want to hear what I have to say about the motherly instinct and that it is the greatest thing there is. What is happening to women today?

Answer: Our egoism keeps growing and determines how humanity advances and how it evolves. People don’t want to have families anymore, to see their relatives, or to have children.

They think more about the fact that it will be too costly, and they care only about loving themselves. Therefore, as far as they are concerned, there is no point having children and bringing them up so that at the age of 20 they will leave home without even saying goodbye.

Question: How can a woman feel happy about being a mother again?

Answer: If a woman can be certain that what she is doing is for some good. And today there is no benefit for her, the child, or society—no one.

Society does not need people because robots are replacing them today. A child has no benefit from being born into this world. What is he born for? In order to do drugs later on in life or to be unemployed? His mother has no benefit from that because she serves him and takes care of him for 20 years and then he disappears.

Therefore, looking at this reality, she prefers to dedicate this time to herself, to friends, to spending time in clubs, traveling, and various other engagements. We see that women today manage very well with this.

Question: When would women feel the benefit of having children?

Answer: Only if they discover that they have a new goal in life that cannot be attained without a family and children. This goal is to discover together with her husband and children the next level of their development, which means the upper world.

There should be a certain connection in the family between the parents and the children where they can discover the Creator between them, and the woman, like the Creator, gives birth to a human being and in this action feels that she is like the Creator. Without this goal, she feels unfulfilled. We should return to this state.

This will only happen after humanity begins to acquire a new nature, the attribute of love and bestowal.
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Choose A Blessing

laitman_543.02Torah, Deuteronomy 28:22: The Lord will strike you with consumption, fever, illnesses with burning fevers, a disease which causes unquenchable thirst, with the sword, with blast, and with yellowing, and they will pursue you until you perish

It is written in the Torah: “I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. You shall choose life, so that you and your offspring will live;” (Deuteronomy, 30:19) This has only one meaning: you can either select one line or the other.

Question: What does it mean, “The Lord will strike you with consumption, fever, illnesses with burning fevers…,” and so on?

Answer: The problems will be at all the levels of the soul: human, animate, vegetative, and inanimate. This really is so because every disparity to the Creator, no matter if it is small or large, includes all four levels. The blow passes through all of them from the top to the bottom. You cannot feel the problem in one thing only because everything is affected.

This also happens in life. Perhaps a person doesn’t particularly feel it, but in fact, the blow passes through all the levels.
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