The people of #Israel experience darkness and light adjacently and we gain discernments from these combined states. Our remembrance and #independence are as one, in the morning we mourn and in the evening we cheer. “And there was evening and there was morning, one day” (#Genesis 1:5).
The annual shift from #YomHazikaron, the day we pay homage to Israel’s fallen #soldiers and victims of #terrorism, to Independence Day, when we celebrate the establishment of the State of #Israel, is symbolic of the way we can only experience a rise after a preceding fall …
All that remains is to rekindle the national love that is dwindling, to revive the national essence that has been inactive for 2,000 years, to reawaken ourselves to unity and illuminate the light that #humanity subconsciously expects from us. #Israel
Struggles to build infrastructure and develop exports on a land that provides little natural resources has catalyzed our becoming one of the most technologically advanced nations. #StartUpNation
70 years have passed. #Wars and #instability with our every neighboring nation have spurred our development of a well-equipped #army and what has been ranked as the world’s mightiest air force.
However, not even a single day passed of relishing our #independence, and we were once again at #war to hold onto what we were given.
After the utter horror millions of our ancestors experienced in the #Holocaust, the world had mercy on us and supported the establishment of our new national home: the State of #Israel.
#Israel70 (quote from @BIN )
… then we’ve been plagued with the constant phenomenon of #Antisemitism: from slander and blood libel to the devastating pogroms and the #Holocaust.
However, while doing so, since there is a seeded expectation in humanity’s subconscious upon the people of #Israel to bring a completely different kind of prosperity and growth than the materialistic version we’ve brought till now….
In exile, even while detached and dispersed around the world, we found ways to prosper and develop the countries we settled in, making our mark in #education, #economics, #science, #technology, #law, and #society. (#quote from @BINAlerts )
… We have endured states of bitter defeat, where unfounded hatred breached our unity, allowing the Roman Empire to take advantage of our disunity and bring about the ruin of the Temple.
See my full article on @BINAlerts
Darkness and light, descents and ascents, #exile and #glory, are all characteristic of the people of #Israel, ancient and modern. We have enjoyed states of blossoming unity and brotherly love at the time of the First and Second Temples ….
… Everything is included in one another, the good inclination and the bad inclination, right and left, #Israel and the rest of the nations, white and black. Everything depends on one another.”
– The #Zohar, Kedoshim, 7-8.
“Out of the #darkness came forth light, and out of concealment came forth and revealed the deep. One came out of the other. Out of good came forth bad, and out of #mercy came forth #judgment …..
The ego grows—and I grow above it
Entering the sensation of the upper world.
That’s all there is to #Kabbalah.
From Twitter, 4/20/18