Richard S. Hirschhaut, Director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) in Los Angeles, meets Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman to discuss the benefits coming out of the unity between Jews.
There is a general law of nature that draws people to a broader and broader connection. Today, we can observe it in the global trend of total interdependence between all realms of human engagement. However, we also can see that the relations between people became very tough, and on the contrary to the large system, small elements of this system have an inner sense of personal independence.
Less, but very similar problem appeared 3,800 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia. It was a deep crisis of human relationship well-known as the Tower of Babel. Atop of that crisis, Abraham collected a group coming from the representatives of the nations of ancient Babylon and called them the people of Israel (“directed to the unifying force of nature”). The specifics of that group was an ability to consciously connect above the growing rejections.
From history, we know that the Jews dispersed and went into exile, and now they connect only when there is an external pressure on them manifested in anti-Semitism and hatred. However, if today, the Jewish people implement the method of connection that they received from Abraham, both Jews and the whole world will benefit from it, and humanity will receive a chance to come out of the crisis with joy and happiness.