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No Hate No Fear March

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 1/5/20

Standing together in a march of solidarity is an admirable act, but if the Jewish people want to solve anti-Semitism at its root, they need to also sit down and learn together. Learning in groups has been part and parcel of what made us Jewish to begin with. It dates all the way back to when we learned how to unite according to the commandment, “love your neighbor as yourself,” under Abraham’s guidance some 3,800 years ago. Marches, on the other hand, have never been a Jewish activity.

Therefore, while we are in solidarity with the Jewish people of New York City today, we should still recognize that unifying in order to “say no to hate and no to fear,” as mentioned in the march’s promotion, is far from the kind of unity that made us a Jewish people to begin with. The essence of our unity is not reactionary to hatred that rises against us, but that we positively connect with a common intention to equalize ourselves with the laws of nature. This is why we received the name, “the people of Israel” under Abraham’s guidance: “Israel” stemming from the words, “straight to the upper force” (“Yashar Kel”), i.e., a common intention to love and bestow as is the quality of the upper force.

Therefore, I hope that we will realize the immense potential we hold: to learn our important role in the world, and not wait for more acts of hatred and fear to momentarily unite us, but that we will take our future into our own hands, implement the method made for uniting us, and become a positive unifying example to the world. We would then have a very good reason to be proud. By doing so, we would uproot anti-Semitism from its root, and witness a complete inversion of the sentiment surrounding us into one of support, encouragement and appreciation.

“Existential”- Dictionary.com’s Word Of The Year

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 1/2/20

I’m happy to hear about “existential” becoming Dictionary.com’s word of the year. That many people are using the word in the media, and that people are seeking its definition more and more is a sign of the spiritual awakening humanity is undergoing.

Most people who encounter existential questions seek out a new goal or identity within the corporeal realm, for instance, changing their profession, friends, location, gender, or in general, where they invest most of their time and energy. This search is still not for the eternal and ultimate meaning of life, which the wisdom of Kabbalah provides an answer and method for. It does, however, display an acceleration of human development from the corporeal to the spiritual.

“Existence” in Kabbalah means that within every particular moment of our lives, we question why we are alive. By doing so, we can constantly sharpen our lives’ direction to its ultimate purpose, and thus reach a more optimal realization of ourselves and our lives.

If one seeks answers about life’s meaning and purpose, Kabbalah provides a method to discover life’s ultimate meaning and purpose by guiding our discovery of the eternal and perfect reality, all while we are alive in this world.

Alternatively, if people are looking for a change and improvement in life, not yet at the level of unlocking eternal perfection, then such people are also welcome to see how the wisdom that describes the complete picture of reality can help us conduct our lives with more awareness, understanding and balance.

2020: Ten Years In Ten Minutes

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 1/1/20

My Thoughts On Twitter 12/31/19

Dr Michael Laitman Twitter

My new #book came out:

The Jewish Choice: Unity or Anti-Semitism.

You’ll learn about:
-Direct link between #Antisemitism and the unity of the nation, documented for centuries
-How Jews and Gentiles would benefit once hatred for the #Jews will be eliminated
From Twitter, 12/31/19

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Is New York The New Capital Of Anti-Semitism?

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 12/31/19

Unity of the Jewish people is intended to bring spiritual prosperity and well-being not only to the Jews, but to humanity. The role of the Jewish people is to be a “light unto the nations,” providing every person on this planet with a method to achieve unity and the manifestation of a positive unifying example.

Anti-Semites harbor unexplained irrational enmity toward Jews. According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, this negative sensation is inherently a longing for unity among Jews, one that will fill all of life’s gray spaces with light and vitality.

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Israel’s Ideal Startup: Correct Method For Human Development

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 12/30/19

What Do People Expect from Jews?

Throughout history, Jews have had disproportionate success in the economy, politics and culture. However, the more they succeed, the more anti-Semitism rises. It is because there is a subconscious expectation upon Jews to provide something significant that the Jewish people seemingly owe to the world.

What is this subconscious expectation upon the Jewish people?

The Jews have an innate ability, which they themselves are unaware of, to provide each person with perfection, harmony and happiness. It is done via a method of human correction and development according to the fundamental laws of nature: a strategy that teaches us how to overcome a human striving for self-fulfillment at the expense of others by positively connecting us above our primal rejection to each other.

Jews received this method from Abraham in ancient Babylon. It became lost in the exiles. Therefore, today, when we see the world suffering, Jews have to reestablish this method among themselves, testing it as if in a laboratory, and then sharing it with the public.

How can the Jewish people realize the opportunity that will both give them a tremendous profit and become an indispensable value for the entire world?

Kabbalists explain this process and the method for connection on one side, and on the other side, there is amounting pressure on Jews from the nations of the world via rising anti-Semitic sentiment, crimes and threats. Sooner or later, the Jewish people will have to develop their innate ability to connect above differences, enabling humanity with this special ability. The only question is when they will realize it, and what sufferings and blows will the rising anti-Semitism lead to? When we learn how we can mutually complement each other, by doing so, we will see our positive future.

What Is The Ego?

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 12/30/19

Human nature is a desire to enjoy, and the ego is the intention to enjoy at others’ expense.

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New Year Resolutions

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 12/29/19

The stronger our relations with others, the happier we are.

The most important New Year’s resolution is to invest in the only source of true satisfaction, a source that can be found through positive human connection, in our collective unity, where each person is outwardly focused toward building friendships and benefiting society.

If our desire is focused outside ourselves, on giving to others, then we will not feel empty all the time. In such a state of connection, we will be able to achieve a beautiful and complete life, free of suffering. This source of fulfillment is limitless and not only relevant for the new year, but for our entire lives.

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The Jewish Choice

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 12/29/19

Without exception, disunity, hatred and sometimes extreme violence among Jews, always precede catastrophes in the history of the Jewish people. Midrash Rabbah (Shemot 1:8) states that Pharaoh, who initially loved the Jews and gave them the best land in Egypt, began to hate them only after they began to part from one another. The Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar conquered the land of Israel and ruined the First Temple only after Israel sank into internal bloodshed and other inappropriate conduct toward each other. In the final days of the Temple, they hated each other so much that the Talmud (Yoma 9b) writes that they were “stabbing each other with the swords in their tongues.”

Still, nothing compares to the ruin of the Second Temple and the exile of the people of Israel from the land for two millennia. It is a story so filled with internal hatred, torture, murder, and even cannibalism, that the sages simply conclude that the reason for the fall of the Second Temple was unfounded (baseless) hatred. In fact, for every Jew that the Romans killed attempting to conquer Jerusalem, the Jews killed ten of their own people within the city. Jewish-Roman historian Flavius Josephus captured the essence of the events in one sentence in The Wars of the Jews: “The sedition destroyed the city, and the Romans destroyed the sedition.”

If you look at the entirety of Jewish history, you will find that this is the one element that always predates the biggest Jewish cataclysms. This is why especially today, with our growing division and partisanship, it is so important that we rise above our differences and unite, if only to avert the next calamity.

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Understanding The Spiritual Root Of The Hanukkah Symbols

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 12/29/19

Is there a spiritual meaning behind the “Sufganiyah” (the Hanukkah Donut)?