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We are reaching the conclusion that increasing #assimilation of #Jews has always elicited a rise in #Antisemitism Antisemitism and, paradoxically, stronger accusations of particularism.
S. Lurie (1890-1964) , philologist, hellenist, antiquity historian. #quotes
Antisemitism in the Ancient World’, p. 128
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Michael Laitman, On Quora: “Are anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism the same? How are they similar?“
Anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism are definitely connected. Anti-Zionism only started being felt toward the end of the 19th Century and beginning of the 20th Century with the First and Second Aliyah. Arabs were against the return of the Jews. The Jews who wanted to return to Israel were met with Arab opposition. The Arabs even waged war against the Jews who came to settle in Jerusalem, Safed, Tiberius, and other nearby places.
Also, anti-Zionism is a result of the Turkish and British rule over Palestine. They used divide-and-conquer tactics to complicate relations between Jews and Arabs, cunningly positioning them against each other in order to establish their governance over them.
The Difference Between the First and the Last Degrees of Development of Desire
Question: What is the difference between the first degree of development of desire and the last? After all, they both want to receive.
Answer: Naturally. But the fact is that the receiving in the first degree of Hochma is instinctive, directed and binding, since it was created this way from the Keter. Creation in this state simply acts because it is forced by inner qualities.
When in Bina, it stops communicating with its source, Keter, since Bina refuses to receive, it breaks off the stream of pleasure, control emanating from Keter, then the creation itself begins to determine what is important to it. This creates a new desire, Malchut, which is determined by its own striving.
Question: That is, it is an independent desire, but the first degree is not?
Answer: Yes. This can be compared with you simply filling something inanimate or something that requires, asks, and aspires to be filled.
Question: Let’s say, in the example with food. If I were given a dish that I have never eaten before, then although I have a desire to receive, I still don’t try to eat it. Only after I tried it, do I have my own desire for this dish.
Therefore, as far as I understand, the four degrees of the development of creation are the essence of the whole Kabbalah?
Answer: The four degrees of direct light speak of the creation of the creature, desire. But this creature, in principle, feels that it desires from itself. The property of Bina separates the creation from the source: on the one hand, Keter, that fills, on the other hand, Malchut, that receives. Bina sort of cuts them apart.
The fact is that creation is not yet independent. It rushes to what Keter wants to give it, but at the same time does not control its desires. To control your desires means to be above them, to rise to a higher level; when you control, you create your desires, not that desires control you.
Thus, the whole of creation begins with the four stages of direct light. Moreover, the last degree, Malchut, finally filled with all the pleasure, that is, the light from Keter, is called Malchut of the World of Infinity because its fulfillment is absolutely infinite: it receives as much as it desires and is fulfilled by that.
From KabTV’s “Basics of Kabbalah,” 11/27/18
The Structure Of The Universe, Part 2
The Structure Of The Universe, Part 1
The Four Stages Of The Development Of The Desire
New Life #270 – Self Love, Part 2
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe
We cannot attain self-love without loving others. Man is a social being. The goal of human development is to recognize that self-love is ultimately destructive. We need to provide a new social education that teaches people how to connect so that we can truly feel good about ourselves. The environment should wrap people in love, friendship, and mutual support by providing an example. A good environment promotes each person and awakens a special force at its center.
From KabTV’s “New Life #270 – Self Love,” Part 2, 12/16/13
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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 127
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Lesson on the Topic “The Importance of Disseminating the Wisdom of Kabbalah to the World”
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