Richard S. Hirschhaut, Director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) in Los Angeles, meets Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman to discuss the roots of hatred against Jews and how Jewish unity can turn it into love.
7 out of 10 Jews in the US fear anti-Semitism. According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, this is a trend that will only rise until the Jewish people realize an urgent need to unite.
What needs to happen so that the Jewish people feel the urgency to unite?
There are two ways: one is through external threats and anti-Semitism, which bring Jews together by raising suffering; and the second is a path of awareness, one where the Jewish people can build positive connections above the natural rejection to each other.
In order to take a positive path and diminish anti-Semitism, a broad educational effort is needed, one which explains the nature of the hatred toward the Jewish people, and through such understanding, the way to turn it into love. First, Jews need to learn who they are, i.e., what makes them Jewish to begin with, what is their role, and how they hold a method to unite above divisions and differences. Then, by implementing such a method, they will be able to pave the way to a harmonious experience of unity and peace, becoming an immensely positive force in the world.