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The group must only praise
Unity—then each person
Will have the strength to unite

Every state should not be assessed personally,
But how it is in the group,
Does it cause greater unity?

To understand the meaning of blows,
One has to see their necessity
For greater unity

The soul’s body—the nations of the world, can’t draw Light, be corrected, and reveal the Creator inside them. He is revealed in them (Ohr Panimi of a Partzuf) only by actions of the head (Rosh)Isra-El, Li Rosh, which like a pipe, only transmits upper Light from the Creator to the nations.

It’s the body of the #soul that feels a need for the light! The unity of creation with the Creator takes place in the body of the soul (Partzuf)—this is where an extreme need for that is felt. If Isra-El doesn’t fulfill its mission, it makes itself unnecessary in this world.

Long before the Holocaust, Kabbalist Baal HaSulam warned people about it and tried to prevent it. The Jews of #Europe did not heed his words back then. Now, history can repeat itself.
#YomHashoah #HolocaustMemorialDay #EU

#HolocaustRemembranceDay is doubled mourning for Kabbalists. One would think that after such a terrible tragedy, the Holocaust, people would wake up and study the wisdom of #Kabbalah, which offers a chance to resolve the problem of #Antisemitism once and for all.

#HolocaustRemembranceDay is the right time to ask ourselves what is the reason for the hatred of Jews throughout history? And is there a true solution to #Antisemitism? Into Truth reveals Kabbalah’s eye-opening answers:

Suffering doesn’t bring man closer to the Creator because the spiritual idea, unity, is opposite to ego and isn’t revealed by #suffering. Suffering doesn’t bring the understanding that Jews must unite, be a Light onto the nations, but rather the blows come to return us to our mission.

Relax, let your heart be closer to the friend.
Let go of resistance.
Set yourself free, like a bird from a cage.

In the group it’s clear:
Each person receives blows
Required for the group, not him

Shift from self-protection
To firmness toward yourself,
Giving rise to tenderness toward the friend…

It’s our own fault that the #Holocaust happened, and not the nations’ of the world who have no free choice. By not carrying out correction, we Jews elicited the birth of #fascism, #Nazism. It’s difficult to realize, but it’s how the system of governance works.

On the day we remember the six million
We must make sure
That it won’t repeat.
But how can we guarantee a future
That’s already starting to materialize
As a new Holocaust?
We must delve into Nature’s program
And change it. This is the Creator’s plan.
We must do this!

The #Holocaust brewed for 2,000 years.
It’s a result of evading correction.
Neglecting the Creator’s plan.

The #Holocaust was a result of 2,000 years of evading the obligation to be corrected and transmit light to the nations, from the head to the body of the soul of Adam, all #humanity.

It has to be clear that only Jews have freedom of choice—therefore, we’re the ones causing all the tragedies. Not wanting to understand this is foolish—like a baby that thinks closing its eyes and not seeing a scary thing means it’s not there!
Open your eyes!

We must realize the reason for the #Holocaust so it won’t repeat.
But we still haven’t learned any lessons! We won’t be able to hide even in Israel if we don’t fulfill our obligations. We can’t run away from our mission, from the Creator—it says so in the #Torah.

If one ponders it, he’ll see that he’s the one opening the door to the oven for himself…
It wasn’t the Nazis’ fault, who served as robots/executioners, but the Jews, who have freedom of will and behaved improperly.
It’s horrible, but the nation of Israel burned its own self!

Find out why people hate the Jews >> 

This, as I understand it, is the meaning of being “a light for the nations.” If we follow the path of solidarity rather than trying to disprove anti-Semitic libels, we will be able to finally uproot #Antisemitism, and in the process heal many of the world’s ills.

It is the essence of our people. We became a nation when we united “as one man with one heart,” under the motto “love your neighbor as yourself.” Now we should revive that quality, share it with the world, and become a beacon of solidarity to the nations.

The one thing that can reverse the social, economic, and political crises ravaging the world is solidarity. Alas, no one knows how to establish it. We, Jews, have that ability latent in our nation’s “genes.”

It seems to me that our fate as #Jews is to establish a society based on solidarity and mutual responsibility, and to share the principles of that society with the rest of the world.

In my view, the fundamental reason for hatred of Jews is the lack of solidarity among us. It is not so much what we do or have, but simply that we are disunited. [More about why people hate the Jews >> NeverAgain_Course …] #Antisemitism

After years of searching for answers, I realized that we cannot settle for reminding ourselves and the world what had happened; we should also discuss why it happened. This is the point where I’d like to make a small contribution to the discourse.

The majority of my family was wiped out by the #Holocaust. Growing up as a young child in the wake of such a catastrophe impacted my life in a very profound way.

Once again #Israel came to a standstill this morning for two whole minutes, while we honored the souls that perished in the worst atrocity for the Jews.
#YomHashoah #HolocaustMemorialDay
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Holocaust Memorial Day – Why Do People Hate Jews?

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 4/12/18

Once again Israel came to a standstill this morning for two whole minutes, while we honored the souls that perished in the worst atrocity for the Jews.

The Lessons Of The Holocaust

Laitman_006We live in a unique time, a time when we are given the chance to succeed. But there is no guarantee that we will actualize it. We were gifted this time in order to gain strength and understanding of where we are and what we need to do.

Baal HaSulam calls this “the time of open opportunities for liberation.”

We have been given this chance, and our entire work consists of trying to implement it and to bring into life all that is written in the Kabbalistic books. No one knows how this will result in the end. Baal HaSulam wrote about the existence of the danger that this chance will remain unrealized and that the State of Israel will fall apart. After all, there are very powerful forces against us.

The Creator has arranged these enemies for us, enemies who possess patience, power, great quantity and quality. We must understand that we need the power of the Creator to battle with them. If we understand this, then we will win. But if we do not, then the State of Israel has no future.

This is because the only condition for the existence of the State of Israel is our unity. Therefore, neither a military power nor America with Trump will help us—no other power, other than the power of our unity.

The only question lies in whether the nation of Israel is ready to hear this and when it will hear it. So far, it is only growing stronger in its pride and ever more distant from the truth, ever more distant from each other, and is ever more hated by all others.

The Jews are very proud of their material success, which has no connection to their inherent mission. The Israeli, European, and American Jews each have their own particular symptoms of the disease, but they are all still united by one thing: hatred of the nations surrounding them. Let us hope that this path will not bring us to a Holocaust similar to the one that already occurred in the past.

Time is running out, we have wasted much of it, and the nation of Israel still has not changed internally for the better; even to the contrary, it has become worse. We have no one to depend on other than ourselves and the Creator. It is a terrible problem when there is a possibility to achieve correction and complete our mission, but the people do not hear it. Only 70 years have passed since the Holocaust and its lessons have apparently already been forgotten.

We were given the opportunity to unite, to leave the countries where we were hated, and to begin together to discover the inner essence of the nation of Israel known to all, both religious and secular, about which it is written: “Love covers all transgressions.” But no one wants to accept this law; the opposite: separation and interpersonal conflict continue to grow stronger. We see that history teaches us nothing.

Only through dissemination of the wisdom of Kabbalah and attracting the Light that reforms can things be improved. The entire world is suffering and will continue to suffer even more.

We are all sliding down an inclined plane. Let us hope that with our participation in the correction, the pressure of the world on us will be relatively soft, but nonetheless will obligate us to unite.

If we do not awaken our inner Egyptians ourselves, if we do not feel that they are hiding within us, hindering our connection, then maybe the world will help us in this and will demand the methodology of connection.

At one time it was not so apparent, but today everyone understands that the unity created in the last 30 to 40 years is destroying the world. Initially, everyone was thrilled that society became global and integrated, thinking that this will bring us prosperity. But now, it is already clear that it is not so. Today real wars are already beginning: China, the US, etc.

This is an obvious sign that unity is not possible until the egoism is corrected. And until that happens, unity will always be harmful, as it is written: “Unity of sinners will bring harm to them and to the world.” In the end, it will bring tremendous wars.

Today, especially for the upcoming Holocaust Remembrance Day, the world is very much in need of such clarification (and the antidote).
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/8/18, Shamati article No.190, “Every Act Leaves an Imprint

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New Anti-Semitism

Laitman_001.02The world is developing toward the realization of evil. Kabbalists call it “development,” although according to the opinion of economists and generally accepted standards, it can be called degradation.

As a result of this development, the world is gradually falling into despair, feeling its helplessness, from generation to generation, from year to year. And it is clear that the attitude of the nations of the world to the group called Israel, which must be directed “straight to the Creator” and show this direction to the whole world, is becoming increasingly negative.

The more integral the world becomes, the sharper its attitude will be manifested through the opportunities to communicate with each other and to exert general pressure on Israel. It is important whether Israel understands why it is being pressured and whether it is trying to attract the whole world to discover the purpose of creation and the upper world.

Whether this goal will be achieved through blows, wars, and great suffering for all, including Israel itself or this change will happen in a good way depends on to what extent Israel, through its external explanations, will succeed in attracting the whole world to the revelation of the Creator. And most importantly, to what extent Israel will realize this mission and will be able to draw the Light to all the nations of the world.

If the people of Israel are properly organized, they will come in contact with the upper Light, draw it through themselves, and pass it on to all the nations of the world. Let us hope that we will be able to realize this in a good way, which is desirable on behalf of the Creator, as well as creation.

No matter whether or not Jews understand their mission, because they were once already in spiritual work, a record about it (Reshimo) remains in them. According to this Reshimo they must act in the system. I do not look at people as physical bodies, but I see a field of power called “Light.” And inside this field, there are charged particles that are bound to get together and start working together with this field.

It makes no sense to look at bodies, because they belong to the animal level. The inanimate, vegetative, and animate levels belong to this world, and the human stage refers to the spiritual world.

It turns out that in this world there is a special creature called man, Adam, who is connected with both the spiritual and the material. According to his material body, he is an animal, only highly developed. But there is nothing spiritual in it yet. Therefore, it is necessary to take into account not only what is now visible to our eyes, but also the inner potential hidden in man.

The people of Israel are those who were connected with the upper Light and can pass this Light through themselves to everyone else. Israel is a transitional channel, a modem, a device that connects the upper Light with all of humanity. They once received a method of connection between the upper Light and all people. Abraham already wanted to complete the correction in his days, but only individual disciples followed him, not all of the ancient Babylon.

The people of Israel are those who once left Egypt (the intention for themselves), reached the Light of Mochin de Haya through altruistic unity, and then began to descend.

In an ideal form, they seemed to have continued this correction to the whole world. After all, they built their final corrected state, but only relatively, because all the common Kli, all peoples, did not participate in it.

Therefore, they had to descend and in these falls establish a connection with all the nations of the world. It turns out that the fall from the height of the First and Second Temples was inevitable: from the stage of reception for the sake of bestowal, and bestowal for the sake of bestowal.

After this collapse, the Kli completely disintegrated, and the Jews mixed with the nations of the world. It was not a biological mixture, but an ideological one when the Jews learned from other peoples, i.e., from their desire to enjoy for themselves.

Before that, they were in reception for the sake of bestowal, and then the corrected Kelim fell into destruction, into desires to receive called “the nations of the world” in order to mix with them. This intermingling lasted two thousand years. And from the time of the Ari and onward an updated method of Kabbalah has appeared, adapted for our time, and we are obliged to move toward complete, universal correction.

According to the program of creation, the people of Israel are obliged to correct all mankind.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/9/18, Lesson on the topic “Holocaust Remembrance Day”

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Overcome, Correct, And Feel The Creator

laitman_290It is necessary to overcome all your irritation toward a friend and correct yourself so that you start to love all of his qualities to such an extent until you begin to feel the Creator instead. 1
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/1/18, Writing of Rabash, “Anyone Who Sanctifies the Seventh – 2
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Ten Sefirot And Not Less

laitman_231.04We are not capable of feeling less than ten Sefirot in spirituality because ten is the threshold of our sensation. After the first nine attributes, we begin to feel ourselves existing, receiving, understanding, and feeling. And not before that.

It is like a ray of light that has not yet reached the brain through all the channels so that the brain would begin to react and draw for us a picture of what is happening.

Perhaps a signal has already entered the brain, but it has not reached me yet and I do not understand, do not feel, and do not react. Or if I do not hear well and have not heard the sound and the sound is already being made, it is making its way into my ears. This is called the first nine Sefirot.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/27/18, Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 2

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The Main Kabbalistic Principle

laitman_219.01The main Kabbalistic principle is “There is none else besides Him.” It remains the recurring theme of spiritual development, which is built on the revelation of the Creator.

The Creator is revealed as the only one existing, governing, and determining. He is in constant communication with us, sending us all kinds of thoughts and desires that seem to arise in us from nowhere: Suddenly I want something, a thought suddenly pops up and I do not understand where it comes from.

Therefore, our very first task is to begin to focus on the fact that “There is none else besides Him,” which is the source of everything that happens to me and inside me.

Secondly, this principle means that what I do is practically done by the Creator.

Thirdly, if I think that I act by myself, then I am mistaken. But there are such states when I can ask the Creator to let me act. If these actions are directed against my nature, against my ego, then I ask Him to replace them with others.

It is my request, and not the action itself, which in any case comes from Him under the influence of the upper Light, which can arise with the proper processing of my interaction with the environment.

It turns out that all my feelings and everything that seems to come from me, in fact, comes from the Creator, although this is hidden from me.

I can, however, connect with my environment and receive from it such positive and negative excitations in thoughts and feelings, in which I myself will start to generate something in addition to what the Creator does through me. And then these actions will be mine. In these actions, thoughts, and desires, I will be me.

What does “me” mean? When does a human being (Adam) appear? It happens when he begins to interact with his environment such that he gets from it the opportunity to work despite the Creator, against the Creator. Then he gains power and acts. This is called “My sons defeated Me.”

Question: How should I relate the current life process to the principle “There is none else besides Him”?

Answer: In order to do this, you must seriously engage in Kabbalah because only Kabbalah realizes the principle “There is none else besides Him” in all the worlds.

Light governs all the worlds, the person, and humanity, causing all our actions, questions, etc. Therefore, the entire wisdom of Kabbalah fits practically into one principle—the conclusion that there is no one else but the only unified force of nature.
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New Life 967 – Being Israeli

New Life 967 – Being Israeli
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

The Israeli character originated in those times when we were created as a unique nation with a spiritual root. We had once reached the truth, the essence of creation, and a deep understanding of reality and the need for connection within the family unit as well as society as a whole. Israelis tend to be assertive and speak directly to the point. They worked against their egos before the destruction of the Temple, but became stiff-necked against everything that is involved with connection afterward. They experience an existential anxiety since their purpose is to implement the method of connection among themselves and then teach it to the entire world. The nation of Israel will be eliminated if they do not bring “Light to the nations.”
From KabTV’s “New Life 967 – Being Israeli,” 2/18/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 4/12/18

Lesson Preparation

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Lesson on the Topic: “Holocaust Remembrance Day”

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 3, Chapter 6, Item 1

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “A Handmaid That Is Heir To Her Mistress,” “The Externality Rule When Israel Does Not Demand Depth in Their Work”

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