Jews Of America, Part 5

963.6Kabbalah – A Bridge Connecting Jews

Question: Two hundred years ago, American reformists wanted to take the religion of the fathers, their traditions, and adapt to modernity. This conflict between Orthodox Jews in Israel and American Reformists continues to this day. What can be the bridge that connects them over all traditions and divisions?

Answer: Nothing but the science of Kabbalah, which is the basis, the core, the inner part, of real Judaism and explains who the Jews are, where they came from, what they should be, what to bring to the world, and what their purpose is. Only in this case will something change.

Remark: But it has been written about that everywhere, and they can read it.

My Response: They will not be able to read it because they will not want to. Even if they read it, they will not take these words into account, much less realize it themselves. It doesn’t seem to exist for them.

Question: Does this mean that Kabbalists will have to set an example?

Answer: Kabbalists will have to organize themselves. I hope this will happen within the next 10 to 20 years. At the same time, the world will sink into the abyss of disunity and all kinds of crises: political, military, economic, natural, and climatic. As a result, Judaism must explain to itself and to others that it is in it that there is the right attitude of man to man and to nature, which will bring everything into balance.

This is the purpose of the Jews: to become a light for the peoples of the world. First for yourself and then for others.
From KabTV’s “Systematic Analysis of the Development of the People of Israel” 11/18/19

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Labor Is A Necessary Condition For Existence

266Question: Wikipedia defines labor: “Work or labour is intentional activity people perform to support themselves, others, or the needs and wants of a wider community. Alternatively, work can be viewed as the human activity that contributes (along with other factors of production) towards the goods and services within an economy.

Sigmund Freud said “Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.” According to Marx, “Labour is, in the first place, a process in which both man and Nature participate, and in which man of his own accord starts, regulates, and controls the material re-actions between himself and Nature. He opposes himself to Nature as one of her own forces, setting in motion arms and legs, head and hands, the natural forces of his body, in order to appropriate Nature’s productions in a form adapted to his own wants.”

How would you define work?

Answer: It depends on what era we are talking about. But, in general, labor is a necessary condition for existence. Nature itself confirms this. If we do not need something, we are not drawn to it. Man engages in something that interests him. Therefore, labor is a necessity that forces a person to produce those products that he needs. But if there is no need for them, then he will happily not waste time on their production.

Question: If we consider this issue from the point of view of history, in the beginning labor was necessary simply to survive. Then people began to exploit each other’s labor and earn money. And then the essence of work changed. People themselves started to ask to work.

Today we live in a period when a person fully associates himself with work. Even more, his status is determined by where he works. How will the essence of work change in the future?

Answer: I think things are moving toward the fact that we can provide everything we need with very little effort and in a short time. We will not produce beyond what is necessary because eventually we will realize that this is killing us: personally, our society, and the planet on which we live.

Therefore, we need to limit producing surplus and produce only what is necessary, and that the necessary will be sufficient for us.
From KabTV’s “The Post-Coronavirus Era” 6/4/20

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Guide For Round Tables, Part 12

528.02Equality in Circles

Question: According to the rules of the round table, everyone in the circle should be equal and make a decision together. What is this equality?

Answer: Initially, the concept of a circle includes equality. There is no beginning and no end, no senior and junior, no smart and stupid—everyone is absolutely equal. This implies many conditions for how we should maintain this equality.

Question: Let’s say I’m the boss and my employees and I have to make some serious decision for the entire organization. Does that mean we are equal? The opinion of a subordinate is equivalent to my opinion?

Answer: In this case, you are involved in solving the problem, so everyone is accepted on equal terms. It is not that “I am the boss and you are a fool,” but all of you are absolutely equal. It doesn’t matter who knows how much. Otherwise, there will be no circle.

Everyone who is in this circle is equal in power and weight to everyone else. That is, I am equal to you, you are equal to him, and he is equal to him, and so on. So it doesn’t matter who among us expresses which opinion. It is considered a unit and that’s it.
From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 7/9/20

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Should I Tell My Group About My Problems?

556Question: Suppose something happens in my life that I regard as a negative impact. I come to the group and share the details of this event with them. What should the group do? How can I feel the support from the group? Should they internally turn to the Creator in order to help me?

Answer: You should not even tell the group about your problems. You should simply get the confidence from the group that everything is done by the Creator in order to tie you to the group and through the group to Him.

There is no other reason for Him to cause you this unpleasantness. The Creator does it only for one purpose: for you to feel the need for the group and for Him because in the group you work on the right attitude outside yourself toward Him so that you will later reveal Him between you.

So there is no need to tell the group about your problems. The main thing is to try to reveal the Creator in the group and then turn to Him through the group.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 10/14/18

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 10/1/20

Preparation to the Lesson

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Lesson on the Topic of “Sukkot, Part 1″

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