Baal HaSulam, “The Giving of the Torah”: “Our sages said ‘All of Israel are responsible for one another.’ This seems to be completely unjust, for is it possible that if someone sins or commits a sin that upsets his Maker, and you have no acquaintance with him, the Creator will collect his debt from you? It is written, ‘Fathers shall not be put to death for children… every man shall be put to death for his own sin” (Deuteronomy 24:16), so how can they say that you are responsible for the sins of even a complete stranger, of whom you know neither him nor his whereabouts?'”
To the extent that we climb the steps of correction, in the measure of our spiritual development we are responsible for others.
Question: Baal HaSulam emphasizes that we are responsible for everyone, without knowing, seeing, or being with them. How can this be?
Answer: This is not about people. It is about the system: you are responsible for it because you can bring the upper Light on it, which will fix it. At your level, you must do it.
It is yours! The whole world is your Kli, your vessel, your soul. And that is why you are responsible for the whole world.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 3/15/18