The Foundation of a Nation Is Internal Unity


These loose ties—language, religion, and history—are important values, and no one denies their national merit. However, they are still completely insufficient to rely on as a basis for the independent sustenance of a nation. In the end, all we have here is a gathering of strangers, descendants of cultures of seventy nations, each building a stage for oneself, one’s spirit, and one’s leanings. There is no elemental thing here that unites us all from within into a single mass.

I know that there is one thing that is common to all of us: the escape from the bitter exile. However, this is only a superficial union, like the sack that holds the nuts together, as was said above. This is why I said that we must establish for ourselves special education through widespread circulation, to instill in each of us a sense of national love, both from one person to another, and from the individuals to the whole, to rediscover the national love that was instilled within us since the time we were on our land as a nation among the nations (Baal HaSulam, The Nation).

Question: Must a person be influenced by some supernatural forces?

Answer: On the contrary, they are the natural forces.

Question: Is it possible to give an example from history when the Jewish people were united?

Answer: No, even at the time of the receiving of the Torah and the existence of the Temples, the Jews still had wars among themselves. When such an example appears, then that will be the correction of the world.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 4/26/22

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