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As a result of unity, new light comes from above and fills me. I feel that I have made a breakthrough into a new state, onto a new degree and have advanced forward. “And there was evening, and there was morning—one day.” The day begins with darkness. First there will be evening and only then will the morning come, as one day.
If there is no light in the present and no light for the future—this is a sign of transitioning to the next degree, when I am facing a new state, which always starts with a complete zero. One must close one’s eyes and become more invested in the group, think only about unity, and nothing else.
From Twitter, 11/9/20
If I correct myself, I will see that everyone else is already completely corrected. It all depends on my correction. But in order for me to correct myself, I must reach out to everyone and try to convince them that they all need correction.
Everything that happens around me is my projection. I do not see them, I see myself. There are eight billion people in the world, but they are all parts of me. I am Adam HaRishon, the first person, and everyone is included in me. Therefore, I am responsible for correcting the whole world. And everyone should think like that!
The external fix is that I reach out to everyone and urge them to correct themselves. And the inner correction is that I correct myself, my attitude to the world, in order to treat everyone well.
And until I correct myself both internally and externally, so that I can see everyone corrected, there will be no end of correction in the world.
From the Lesson for Women 11/1/20
Although I have not yet revealed the spiritual world, I am glad that I do not live as an ordinary person in this world, but work in a Kabbalistic group. The Creator brought me to the group and said: “Choose this good fate!”
In other words, He prepared and revealed to me my place in the eternal system where we all exist. I am honored that the Creator purposely takes care of me and holds my hand, brings me to the group every day just as my mother took me to the kindergarten for the first time.
The Creator brings me there and says: “Here is your group, connect with them and within this connection, you will begin to reveal Me. I cannot do more for you than bring you to the group. Everything else you have to do inside it, and we will meet with you in this group. I will be revealing myself within it in different ways: as a teacher, as a friend, but if you connect with this group, you will begin to reveal Me and grow in spirituality.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/2/20, “Work with Faith Above Reason”
The Creator gives us fulfillment to the extent that we align ourselves with Him. These are like communicating vessels in which water flows from one to another and is set at the same level.
The same thing happens between man and the Creator. We need to rise to the level of the Creator so that our qualities become somewhat similar to His, and then we will feel how His filling flows into us.
All this work is going on inside the ten. By connecting together, we create a vessel similar to the Creator, which begins to fill up from Him, like water in communicating vessels. The light of Bina is called “water.”
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/4/20, “Work with Faith Above Reason”
The Times of Israel published my new article “Whoever Is President, Israel’s Security Depends on Itself”
If eventually elected, Joe Biden will clearly not give Israel what Donald Trump will give if he is elected for another term. But either way, and though it may be counterintuitive, Israel is the only country that can determine its own fate. If we do what we, Israel, must do, it will benefit us and the rest of the world.
President Trump has been very generous with Israel. He has given us more than any US president in history. In fact, he gave us more than we had asked him to or expected he would give. Biden has a different agenda and his administration’s support for Israel will not be a given.
Nevertheless, when the people of Israel behave as, well, Israel, in unity and mutual responsibility, they are not only safe, but are loved by everyone because by doing so, we serve as a role model and a proof that bridging differences and rising above hatred are both possible, and well worth the effort. That example is all that we need in order to be safe and sound in our country, and in good relations with everyone, and first and foremost with our neighbors.
Yet, when have we behaved like that? Have we ever been united? Perhaps sometime in the middle of the 3rd century B.C., before we started dividing into factions that inflicted on us the civil war known as the Maccabean War, and later the civil war that caused the destruction of the Second Temple and the exile of our nation from the land of Israel.
Back then, some 23 centuries ago, there was great unity in the people of Israel. It was a short hiatus in our internal conflicts, and probably the only time when we truly were “a light unto nations,” but it made a deep and lasting impact nonetheless. This was the time when Ptolemy II, King of Egypt, invited 70 Jewish sages to Egypt, to translate the Hebrew scriptures into Greek, teach him their meaning, and share their knowledge of spiritual governance based on unity and mutual responsibility. In his book The Antiquities of the Jews (Book XII), Flavius Josephus writes that Ptolemy “asked every one of them … political questions, tending to the good … government of mankind.” According to Flavius, the king was “delighted with hearing the laws read to him, and was astonished at the deep meaning and wisdom of the legislator.” Moreover, “When they had explained all the problems that had been proposed by the king about every point, he was well-pleased with their answers,” and said that “he had learned how he ought to rule his subjects.”
Not only Flavius documented the success of the Jews of the time in being an example of unity and mutual responsibility. The Mishnah (Mesechet Bikurim) delights in this solidarity: “All the craftsmen in Jerusalem would stand before them and ask about their well-being: ‘Our brothers, men of so and so place, have you come in peace?’ and the flute would play before them until they arrived at Temple Mount.” The book Avot de Rabbi Natan writes that every material need of every person who came to Jerusalem was met in full. “One did not say to one’s friend, ‘I could not find an oven on which to roast offerings in Jerusalem’ … or ‘I could not find a bed to sleep in, in Jerusalem.’”
The philosopher Philo of Alexandria portrayed the pilgrimages of Jews to Jerusalem as festivals of unity: “Thousands of people from thousands of cities—some by land and some by sea, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south—would come each festival … as if to a common shelter, a safe haven protected from the storms of life. …With hearts filled with good hopes, they would take this vital vacation with sanctity and with glory to God. Also, they would make friendships with people they had not met before, and in the merging of the hearts … they would find the ultimate proof of unity.”
But perhaps the most important lesson we can take from that period of unity is how other nations viewed our unity. The book Sifrei Devarim writes that people from other nations would “go up to Jerusalem and see Israel … and say, ‘It is becoming to cling only to this nation.’”
Regrettably, our union didn’t last. When division struck the Israeli nation, it began to weaken. This, in turn, led to the intervention of the Greek empire, which left us alone as long as we were united. As a result, the Maccabean (civil) war broke out between supporters of the Greeks and supporters of the priests. The Maccabees won a short-lived victory, but the disintegration of the nation deepened, leading to the outbreak of a fierce civil war inside the walls of Jerusalem, which paved the way to the conquest of the land by the Romans and the inevitable exile.
For this reason, Israel cannot rely on military strength for its survival, or on the protection of political leaders of other nations. It needs to maintain its military edge as long as it has not formed unity, but once the people of Israel, within the State of Israel, unite and become the role model we once were, if briefly, with or without the support of the US president, we will regain the nations’ approval as described above, and our conflicts with our neighbors will dissolve as if they never existed.
Answer: A perfect husband is the one who’s wife is happy with him. For if she is not happy with him, he will not be perfect. After all, who characterizes the husband? His wife.
Question: How do I make my wife happy?
Answer: A woman doesn’t need much. You need to tell her a bit more often how much you love and appreciate her, respect her, how attractive she is in your eyes and is only getting better all the time.
Question: What should a perfect wife be like?
Answer: A perfect wife is the one who supports and encourages her husband. Only this way can they acquire great inner strength, each one and both of them together, when they can overcome anything and build a truly good family.
From KabTV’s “Kabbalah Express” 9/1/20
Question: In the modern world, many people believe that a person’s future is governed by karma, that is, the totality of actions that he currently performs. A person literally programs it, including his future lives.
Is there, from your point of view, such a concept as karma? Do a person’s actions shape his future?
Answer: Partially. Here we must take into account the path that a person has to go through initially in his life and how nature forms an environment around him in order for him to go through this path. And also, how he can change his path from bad to good.
In any case, he has to arrive at the “final destination” and reach it either by the way of suffering or the easy way of advancing forward quickly. This is what his destiny consists of. It is necessary to understand that the choice is between this and that. So, make your choice every minute of your life. But nonetheless, where you are supposed to be, is where you will end up.
From KabTV’s “Kabbalah Express” 9/1/20
Question: It is said that laughter is a social emotion and we use it to establish and maintain social contact. Laughter has the ability to heal, to relieve stress. What do you, as a Kabbalist, think about this?
Answer: Kabbalists are very fond of jokes, laughter, and anecdotes. That is, everything that shines in the mind of a person when he or she can, as it were, turn himself or herself inside out and enjoy it.
Laughter raises a person above their present state, and therefore, has the ability to heal. When a person is sad, he can artificially use laughter and forcibly remove himself from states of falling or panic with all sorts of exercises.
Question: Do you think it would be a good idea to include a few anecdotes in every meeting at the integral training courses?
Answer: Yes. The Kabbalists welcomed this very much. Humor is the feeling of a developed person who can look at his or her egoistic nature from the outside, from the point of view of altruism, and combine two opposites.
From KabTV’s “Communication Skills” 8/7/20
Question: You can listen to another person in order to get information or for the purpose of empathy and understanding the other person. What does it mean to “hear” from the point of view of Kabbalah?
Answer: From the point of view of Kabbalah, this is the contact of hearts, when I want to feel what my friend is feeling. Listening and feeling are two different things. When I feel another, I don’t need his words, I just “drink” everything that is in him, and it enters into me and fills me. And listening is just like listening to a radio.
If I listen to a friend as a Kabbalist, I do it for a specific purpose: so that my attention would help me now connect with my friend and have common feelings, thoughts, desires, and aspirations appearing between us. Then we will work together on one common goal to which we strive, to reveal the Creator.
Question: In integral education courses, we usually sit in a circle and discuss a given topic. During that time, each expresses his opinion, and the rest listen. How can I hear another?
Answer: You have to enter this person and feel that you have some common spiritual and life goals with him. Then it will work.
From KabTV’s “Communication Skills” 8/14/20