From My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 8/18/19
One of the biggest anti-Semites of the 20th century, Henry Ford, wrote about a special influence on the world that Jewish people can have. Somehow, this fact calls out the nations of the world toward Jews. Why would it be so?
The wisdom of Kabbalah describes the cause and solution of anti-Semitism in a way that leads to peace for everybody, regardless of race or nationality.
It describes the Jewish people as those who gathered upon a common desire to unite, i.e. 4,000 years ago in ancient Babylon, during times of growing social division and hatred. Abraham’s group gathered out of 70 nations, connected around the principle “love covers all transgressions,” and later on became known as “the people of Israel” (from the term “Yashar Kel” – “straight to the upper force”), and “Jews” (the Hebrew word for “Jew” [Yehudi] comes from the word for “united” [yihudi] [Yaarot Devash, Part 2, Drush no. 2]). At that time, atop growing social division and hatred, Jews received the method of how to connect above the division, and its implementation brought about great improvements in society.
Unfortunately, through the centuries of exile, the Jews forgot about this method and attainment they once received. Therefore, as social division brews in our times, the nations of the world feel subconsciously that the Jews are to blame for all kinds of problems in their lives. Anti-Semitic sentiment thus intensifies as an alarm clock getting louder and louder, trying to wake up the people of Israel to realize their inner potential for unification above the divisions, above the growing urge to enjoy at the expense of others.
Humanity feels that its well-being depends on Jews, and if the latter fail to put some effort into making the correction happen, they experience its negative consequences in the form of anti-Semitism. Likewise, just a little effort toward creating a more united, positive, supportive and encouraging environment among the Jewish people will send positive ripples of unifying energy around humanity, and the lessening anti-Semitism would come about together with a happier, better connected world.