Richard S. Hirschhaut, Director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) in Los Angeles, meets Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman to discuss the phenomenon of anti-Semitism in the US, and how establishing positive connections between Jews will help unite all people.
The US has the most favorable climate for anti-Semitism. Unfortunately, today, it has become a social infrastructure where speaking negatively about Jews is normal.
How can we change the situation?
The solution is in the Jewish origins. Who are Jews? They are the collection of 70 nations who lived in ancient Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization. United into one entity by Abraham and his teaching about balancing our egoistic inclination by creating a network of positive connections between people, they became the first and only example of this method’s practical implementation.
Today, the entire world is a part of a big global experiment as it experiences a crisis, and we all need a method of connection revealed in the teachings of Abraham to be applied on a broad scale. The Jewish people have the manual for this connection. Thus, as a mini-model of both the ancient and modern world, Jewish people need to present an example of cohesion and unity. When they do, others will follow their steps on the path to a good and fulfilled life.
Today, a lot of communities in the US are trying to do their best to ensure Jewish security, well-being and recognition of Jews among other nations. However, it is never enough unless Jews perform their role, and the anti-Semitism transforms into love and support.