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When Is War Justified?

laitman_293Question: Nowadays, when concepts of self-defense and humanitarian intervention have changed their meaning, how can we tell the difference between a “holy war” and just a war?

Answer: I would make such a differentiation: a justified war is a war of people fighting for their existence and for their territory, for their land. If somebody comes to them and wants to kill them, then as it is written: “forestall by slaying him.” (Tractate Sanhedrin, 72:1, Gemarah)

On the other hand, a country shouldn’t be going to war when it is not on its own territory, even if it does so under certain “humanitarian” guises. It should only use help from international powers when seeking peace and some kind of dialog, but not for war and military operations.

Therefore, only one thing is justified: If someone from the outside rises against a person, or a group of people, or a whole country, then in response, you can fight him and kill him, or even start this war first. However, if nobody from the outside rose against you, you should not attack him and fight with him under any pretext, even the most incredible one.
The Round Table of Independent Opinions, Berlin 9/9/06

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New Life 1060 – Critical Thinking And The Wisdom Of Kabbalah

New Life 1060 – Critical Thinking And The Wisdom Of Kabbalah
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Accurate critical thinking requires measuring one unit of falsehood against one unit of truth. The intensity and depth of my criticism depend on the strength of my connection with the principle force of nature. I must detach myself from the still, vegetative, and animate forms of life and adhere to the inner force that is at the foundation of nature. When I discover this force within myself, I can then test my thinking against it. In the past, humanity engaged in critical thinking in an incomplete way due to egoism and self-absorbed interests and opinions. In order to overcome doubt and find out what nature really requires of us, it is necessary to continue to ask, investigate, and clarify the truth within a special group of people who want to acquire new qualities.
From KabTV’s “New Life 1060 – Critical Thinking And The Wisdom Of Kabbalah,” 9/20/18

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My Thoughts On Twitter 10/27/18

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

It seems like one must wait for all group members to consent to the Guarantee
But since there’s only man and Creator and everything else is a system of connections between them,
you don’t have to wait for anyone for the Guarantee. Consider everything ready for it, for man’s action!

Only by annulling yourself to the group can you evoke its influence on you, which will pull you away from ego.
This act depends only on you alone and not on them.
Because besides man, there’s only the Creator
And there’s None Else Besides Him,
and He shines upon you from the group
From Twitter, 10/27/18

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My Articles In The Media, September 2018

In English


10 Years to the Financial Crisis: What Now?


10 Years to the Financial Crisis: What Now?


Trump’s Moves Better Suited to Our Interconnected Globe in Our Times

The Times of Israel:

15 Rosh Hashanah Insights You Don’t Know About
What Has Changed This Jewish Year?
Sukkot: How Humanity Can Live in Harmony Under One Roof
Why Is There Anti-Semitism?
The Meaning of Our Personal Yom Kippur and Its Connection to the World

JNS (Jewish News Syndicate):

“‘Tikkun olam’ in the New Year 5779

Jewish Boston:

What Has Changed This Jewish Year?

Linkedin Article:

Global-Political Disruption: Germany’s Response to Trump Cutting UNRWA Funding
Escalating UK Anti-Semitism: The Jewish People Must Unite to Fulfill Their Spiritual Duty

10 Years to the Financial Crisis: What Now?


‘Tikkun Olam’ in the New Year 5779


Tikkun olam begins with tikkun adam

In German


Was hat sich in diesem jüdischen Jahr verändert?
Wie Trump die gekürzten 200 Millionen Dollar aus der palästinensischen Hilfe anderweitig nutzen kann
Was hat sich in diesem jüdischen Jahr verändert?
Warum gibt es Antisemitismus?

In French

The Times of Israel:

Les défis d’aujourd’hui pour les Juifs et le manque de direction
Qu’est-ce qui a changé cette année juive?
Souccot: comment l’humanité peut vivre en harmonie sous un même toit
Pourquoi y a-t-il de l’antisémitisme?
Qu’est-ce qui a changé cette année juive?

Bouleversement politique mondial : la réponse de l’Allemagne au retrait de Trump du financement du fonds de l’UNRWA

In Spanish

Huffington Post Spain:

La tormenta de Corbyn y la raíz del antisemitismo
Sucot: La humanidad en armonía bajo un mismo techo


Huracán “Florencia”: su poder depende de la relación entre las personas
Sucot: La humanidad en armonía bajo un mismo techo

In Italian
Huffington Post Italy:

Evento: il nome in codice per la prossima crisi globale


‘La sopravvivenza dei più ricchi’ dipende dal fatto che dovranno cercare di salvare tutti noi
Migliorare la comunicazione nell’era degli smartphone
La ricerca della felicità e il fallimento del sogno americano