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How To Awaken The Jewish People

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 9/15/19

A Different Perspective | Short Interview with Michael Laitman

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 9/12/19

Am I a successful person?
What would I like to change in my life?
What am I afraid of?
Whom will I never forgive?
If I had one day left to live how would I spend it?
And what personality from history would I want to sit down to lunch with?
25 short questions and answers from a different perspective.

 

i24 News: Inside Israel’s Kabbalah News Network

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 9/12/19

It was a pleasure having the i24NEWS English crew here at our headquarters in Petah Tikva. They interviewed me about the uniqueness of Bnei Baruch, how we teach Kabbalah, and why it’s becoming so popular in our time. I explained the difference between authentic Kabbalah, and other teachings. We talked about how our organization welcomes individuals of all colors, genders and nationalities, from all over the world.

18 Years After ​​9/11 : What Will Really Prevent The Next Disaster?

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 9/11/19

The signs of solidarity, mutual respect and social resilience that we saw after the horrible 9/11 attack in New York, have all disappeared. Today it is painfully clear that people unite only under great duress or trouble. It has been fifteen years since that tragedy, and against the backdrop of global terror, the United States is more frightened than ever of another national disaster. As a result, the government has declared September as a National Preparedness Month, where citizens, business owners and communities are encouraged to prepare for any unexpected crisis or emergency that the US might face. Yet alongside the defense strategies, the one thing that will bring lasting security and balance to our lives is unity. The connection between us has a tremendous power that can prevent any unexpected disaster, and most importantly, to guarantee our good life.

Presidential Proclamation – National Preparedness Month, 2016

World Kabbalah Conference In Chisinau, Moldova

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 9/11/19

We have returned to Israel from the World Kabbalah Conference held in Chisinau, Moldova. The conference brought together some 1,500 of my Russian speaking students. It is a great joy that the Creator gathered us to such a wonderful assembly. We achieved more from the conference than I expected. And now on we will move forward together, in one heart. I wish you all to be loved and desired by the Creator!

For all the conference classes

Back To School And Bullying

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 9/4/19

Bullying in the classroom begins outside the school walls.

As the school year opened, the sore wound of the bullying phenomenon opened along with it. Yes, it happens everywhere and many children live in social isolation and suffer from bullying and insults for months or years. They will carry the internal scars with them for many years into their future. Parents, if they even know what is going on, are helpless in the face of a system that often silences the issue in order to maintain a good reputation.

It is true that bullying has always existed, even when I was a child, but in our day and age, the phenomenon has become extremely worrying. The endless harassment breaks through the classroom walls and haunts the bullied child all the way from classroom to his mobile device, so there is nowhere to escape and find some peace and comfort.

It typically starts from a single child, the leader of the attack; a child who likes to control everyone and who is considered popular among his peers. Why is he doing this? Because he enjoys the satisfaction of being above someone else, so he degrades another child and organizes the whole class against him. However, that child is following his own internal urges as well as the examples he is absorbing from all directions, whether it’s reality shows, YouTube videos, or the adults he is looking up to.

Since our lives have become so filled with power games of pride and control, we shouldn’t wonder why kids are behaving the same way nowadays. We did not form a good enough environment for them, we did not pay enough attention, or provide the right education so as to nurture healthy, positive connections between them, and now the bitter results are coming back to bite us – mainly in the form of bullying.

So how can we deal with all this bullying? First of all, talk to the leader and explain what a terrible injustice he is doing to others and to himself. Equally important is to talk to those who follow the leader so that they do stop give power and fuel to the “leader.” We have to organize the power of many to counter the power of that leader. Why? Because young children instinctively understand what is “good for me or bad for me,” and a child who tries to initiate an attack and sees that it is not going well or even working to his detriment, will stop trying of his own accord.

With older children you can chat. You can show them how they, too, could remain on their own if they continue down this road of bullying. So if they have a desire to attract others around them, they should be positive leaders that everyone wants to follow and imitate.

But instead of finding ourselves looking for ways to combat bullying at school, it’s much better to treat the disease at the root before it spreads by building a healthy social environment for children from an early age. To make positive social relationships the center of attention in our educational programs, rather than individualistic success. And the sooner we do it, the less bullying we will see.

Florida—Hurricane Dorian

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 9/2/19

This is a moving letter I received from my beloved students in Florida:

“Dear Rav Laitman,

We are bracing for the Dorian Hurricane. This huge storm is flooding our shores and is expected to be the worst in the last thirty years.

There is no doubt that Hurricane Dorian is expected to hit hard and wreak havoc. Tens of thousands have fled, and the rest are busy raiding the supermarkets and protecting their homes. There are long lines at the gas stations.

Many of your students who live here in Florida and live near the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah branch in Orlando, have decided to gather together at one of our friend’s residence, who opened his heart and his home to all of us.

We wanted to ask you and the friends around the world for your thoughts and prayers. The storm is a huge opportunity for all of us to unite, accelerate our advancement and get closer.

From studying the wisdom of Kabbalah, the wisdom of connection, we know that in the global and connected world every thought is capable of profound change. Therefore, if we were only educated beforehand, before the natural forces required us to do so, then no one would need this devastating storm.

We thank you in advance for your prayers. Together we will quiet the storms.

Lovingly,
The students and friends from Florida.”

After this letter, I have nothing but to agree and say that we are always with you, especially these days. And, as you wrote, the more united we will be, the less powerful and destructive the forces requiring us to connect will be.

Let’s pray together, because our thoughts are the most powerful force of nature. And who knows, maybe instead of Orlando or Miami shores, the storm will drop and fade into the ocean.

From Mumbai To Berlin

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 8/30/19

From Mumbai to Berlin: I ended my visit to India, where I met with the Jewish community and various personalities, and now I’m on German soil. The gap between a third world country and a developed Western country is huge. It is remarkable to see how there can be two opposites like this on a single planet.

In India, I witnessed swarms of people living in miserable huts and shabby shacks, neglected children roaming the streets, and suffering unbearable crowdedness and stench. It’s neither day or night. Everything goes on around the clock, almost without any reference to time. In Germany, however, everything runs smoothly like a clock. Luxury towers of high-tech companies, sparkling buildings, preserved history and high-quality computing.

I have no criticism of the Indians. In relation to the Germans, they are much softer, good hearted and have no urge to harm others. But the differences clearly indicate that the world has everything in it. Nothing is missing—not money, not food, not clothing—only positive connection between people, a relationship based on mutual consideration.

India doesn’t need to build lavish factories or resemble Western culture, nor should we underestimate the needs of the German nation. Every nation should remain in its natural disposition. All that’s needed is to infuse the world with a spirit of unity; education and awareness that will generate a positive balance. The forces for such a significant change can be derived from the study of Kabbalah.

Read more about my journey in India:
The exciting encounter with the guru
The meeting with the Jewish community
Pushkar intro lecture
India in the fog
Indian wedding

Czech Exhibition

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 8/30/19

Czech photographer Vladimir Brunton has photographed great European leaders for years, and has become a famous artist throughout Europe. In the middle of 2017, Brunton began to study the wisdom of Kabbalah. From the very first moment he admired the depth of wisdom and its endless layers.

He decided to express his impressions in a series of artistic photographs that were processed using an original and unique technique: layers of photographs (2×2 m) developed on handmade Japanese canvas (watch the work process here).

During his first few weeks of learning, when he was all fired up, he decided to convey the magic of creation in color. After a year of strenuous work in his studio, Brunton delivered a spectacular collection of art photographs. In collaboration with the Art Gallery in Prague (Czech Photo), he decided to display them to the public in the Prague Capital Exhibition.

I was delighted to visit the exhibition with my local students. I praised Brunton for finding an original way to shake the mystical dust off the wisdom of Kabbalah, and present it in a positive light. I was even more thrilled to find the portraits of my two teachers: Baal HaSulam and The Rabash, and I was even surprised to find my portraits.

If you are staying in Prague until mid-September, come and be impressed (address: Seydlerova 2835/4); Or visit Vladimir Brunton’s website, where you will find the thought-provoking exhibition.

Mumbai Jewish Community

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 8/25/19

On my second day in India, I met with over a hundred members of the Mumbai Jewish community. The meeting was held at the Elijah Synagogue, located in the city center, in a magnificent building, turquoise-painted on the outside and white on the inside. We talked about the state of the Jews in the world, and their unique role, the vital need to shine light on humanity’s development in our fragile time.

Humanity is like a teenage boy who was used to being taken care of by his parents for a long time, and is now searching for himself and does not know what to do next. And this is where the role of the Jewish people comes into play: to provide guidance, direction, care and education for the entire world. And where will the Jews have the brains and methodology to do it? From the authentic sources of the wisdom of Kabbalah.

And the essence of the method is connection, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” the great rule of the Torah. Since we lack nothing besides a positively working connection between people. On the basis of this idea, the people of Israel came together in ancient Babylon, following Abraham the patriarch. After the ascents and descents throughout the ages, came the holy Ari in the sixteenth century, who declared that from now on it is imperative for the Jewish people to spread the method of human connection to all.

Some members of the Jewish community understood me more, and some less, like everywhere else in the world. But every ear that listens and every heart that understands take us one step forward on the road to redemption.