Michael Laitman, On Quora: “Should Jews be considered a nation?“
“Love your friend as yourself” makes Jews a nation. In other words, what makes Jews a nation is loving every Jew.
Among Jews is where the unifying process in humanity begins, and then the whole of humanity will also unite.
We need to discover that every person is like our own sibling, a part of our soul. It is because we—all people—are parts of one soul.
And Jews need to start the correction process of shifting from humanity’s current egoistic level—where we desire to enjoy at the expense of each other and nature—to a level of connection fueled by nature’s forces of love and bestowal. When we realize the unity based on the core connecting force in nature, the nations of the world will also feel it and will happily also unite.
Therefore, as we progress from our current state, we need to encourage each other to be “as one man with one heart,” to teach our unifying principle in schools, and present it in a wide variety of formats throughout our communication systems. We need to fill the air with the spirit of unity because our life depends on it.
Based on the video “What Makes Jews a Nation?” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Oren Levi. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.