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Why Anti-Semitism Is Still Alive – Talk With Shaul Magid

Shaul Magid, the Distinguished Fellow in Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, meets Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman to discuss anti-Semitism and why the connection between Jews is the only true solution to it.

Anti-Semitism is on the rise. There are summits and discussions on how to stop it. Various solutions are suggested. However, anti-Semitism continues escalating despite the many efforts to counter it. Thus, the question arises: What is missing in all the efforts to combat anti-Semitism?

The wisdom of Kabbalah states that there is a law of nature, according to which Jews have to consciously connect, and through their connection, let the positive upper force of love and bestowal enter the world. Since the Jewish people originated in ancient Babylon as a group gathered by Abraham around the principle of “Love covers all transgressions”—a method of overcoming the egoistic human nature by building positive connections between people—today is the time for them to reappear as one united entity and expand this unity for all humanity.

Human nature is included in the laws of nature. Therefore, Jews have to act according to nature’s plan. If they don’t, they call on themselves hatred and violence from the nations of the world, dressing up as anti-Semitism of different forms, and the external threat connects them at some point.

Is there a peaceful way for Jews to connect?

Yes. This is a conscious connection according to Abraham’s method. If Jews from all over the globe come together and start implementing “love your neighbor as yourself,” and sharing the method of connection with the nations of the world, they will invert the way in which the law of nature works and let the good enter the world.

Unity Beyond Differences: How Is It Possible? – Talk With Shaul Magid

Shaul Magid, the Distinguished Fellow in Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, meets Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman to discuss anti-Semitism and how Jews can serve as an example of unity to the world.

The Jews are blamed for separating and making themselves different from other nations. However, when they try to dissolve and even accept the cultural traditions of the nations of the world, they still remain different.

According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, this is caused by a special role that the Jewish people have to perform. Jews originated 3,800 ago as a collection of 70 nations of ancient Babylon, gathered by Abraham around the principles “love your neighbor as yourself” and “love covers all transgressions.” Therefore, we cannot count Jewish people as any other nation in a biological sense. Being Jewish means consciously uniting with others in order to create one united entity and let the upper force of love and bestowal enter it.

From this point, the direct task of Jews is to show a practical implementation of Abraham’s method today and induce connection, so in the end, we all reach, as it is written, “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations” (Isaiah, 56:7).

According to natural development, we are pushed to go to the final goal. Today, we can see it in a global crisis, penetrating all areas of our lives: wars, natural disasters, etc.—we cannot control it, and we don’t know how much more to come.

Kabbalah gives an opportunity to reach the final goal in a positive way. In order to do so, Jews need to reestablish and reveal to humanity the method of building positive human connections above their constantly growing egoistic nature. If they show an example of unity, then beyond all differences, races and religions, it will spread all over the globe, so the upper force of love and bestowal could enter the world and fill it with happiness.

What Is The Real Solution To Anti-Semitism? – Talk With Shaul Magid

Shaul Magid, the Distinguished Fellow in Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, meets Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman to discuss anti-Semitism and find the most efficient way to solve it.

The solution to anti-Semitism lies in establishing loving connections between Jews according to the principle “Love covers all transgressions.” What would be considered a transgression in this case? And how can the connection between the Jewish people make the nations of the world not hate them?

There are two forces operating reality: negative (exponentially growing human ego) and positive (the force connection between people). 3,800 years ago, atop of the deep crisis of human relations in Babylon, called out by a sudden eruption of human ego, Abraham found that connecting two operating forces of reality, and setting the positive force above the negative one gives us a chance to reveal Godliness, a force of love and bestowal, called in Kabbalah “the Creator.” Out of the 70 nations in ancient Babylon, Abraham collected a group that implemented his method. Later on, that groups received the name, “Jews” (from “Yehudi” – “united”).

Since that time, Jews carry in themselves a method that can bring the world to balance and let the good enter it. Taking into account the current situation in all areas, it’s time to implement that method. First, Jews have to reestablish connections between them (“love your neighbor as yourself”), and then, share this connection over the globe (to be “light unto the nations”).

If the Jewish people start following initial Abraham’s teaching—“Love covers all transgressions”—and rise above conflicts and divisions between them (considered “transgressions”), Godliness will enter the world, and Jews will have no enemies and haters anymore as they will fulfill their deep-rooted role in the system of nature we’re all parts of. This will be a true solution to anti-Semitism. However, if Jews fail to perform their role, they can expect to continue facing rising anti-Semitism, even to a point of a new Holocaust.

Why Is Jewish Unity Fateful For Humanity? – Talk With Shaul Magid

Shaul Magid, the Distinguished Fellow in Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, meets Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman to discuss anti-Semitism, and how establishing unity between Jews can prevent it.

We live in a shattered reality. Each smallest smart part of society, called human, lives only for a personal benefit, and has no opportunity to really understand or change anything.

The subconscious claim from the nations of the world on the Jews is that their misfortunes and suffering in life is caused by Jews. Kabbalah explains this sensation as a natural phenomenon.

From the time of the Jewish people’s birth under Abraham’s guidance 3,800 years ago, the Jews bear the method of building positive connections above the human ego. This method made them one entity and gave them a name – “Jews” (from “Yihud” – “united”).

Today, we face a global crisis, and since the world becomes more and more interconnected, this crisis will touch each area of human existence. The only way to avoid it is to correct human relations. From this point on, there is a need in Abraham’s method of connection, and the nations of the world already subconsciously demanding from Jews to implement it and share with everyone.

Therefore, the Jewish people must reunite. This is a need. If they do, the entire world will follow their example, if not – the new wave of anti-Semitism will overtake them.

What Is The True Purpose of Being Jewish? – Talk With Shaul Magid

Shaul Magid, the Distinguished Fellow in Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, meets Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman to discuss anti-Semitism, and the necessity to understand the roots and the true idea of Jewish spiritual nature.

“Jews hold the keys to the world’s prosperity.” This is what the nations of the world blame the Jewish people for. It is no empty complaint, but a subconscious demand toward Jews to perform their role.

The key to happiness lies in establishing positive connections between people above the exponentially-growing ego. This formula was revealed by Abraham 3,800 years ago, and this is what is considered as the beginning of the Jewish nation. “Love your neighbor as yourself” and “Love covers all transgressions” were the main principles that united 70 different nations into one synchronized entity back in ancient Babylon.

Now, when the world struggles from wars and disasters, called out by another bounce of the human ego, there is a need to learn how to reestablish positive connections. This is the method that Jews bear in themselves, even if through centuries, they forgot about it.

How can the Jews open the door to happiness? By reestablishing a lost connection that follows the principles of “Love your neighbor as yourself” and “Love covers all transgressions,” and pass the method of connection to the world.

This is the true idea and purpose of being Jewish.

Why The Next Holocaust Can Happen In America – Talk With Shaul Magid

Shaul Magid, the Distinguished Fellow in Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, meets Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman to discuss anti-Semitism, and why America is one of the most sensitive countries where it can have an immersive growth.

The most developed nations of the world can feel the severest effects of anti-Semitism. This is so because they better feel that Jews “are hiding the key to Heaven” from them.

According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, Jews really do. They bear the method of correction, which lets them bring the force of love and bestowal into the world and prevent the upcoming overall crisis. This method the Jewish people received in ancient Babylon 3,800 years ago from Abraham who revealed that building positive human connections helps to consciously rise above the destructive egoistic human nature. Today, there is an urgent need for this method to be shared with everyone.

Unfortunately, after three exiles, it was lost, and Jews fell into some kind of coma. There is a false sensation of being secure. Even though recently, we were able to observe the anti-Semitic acts all over the world (especially in the US), instead of turning to their nature and become a “light unto the nations,” Jews powerlessly fight against anti-Semitism advocating laws for protecting Jews and state security. With such a state of things, the next Holocaust can happen in a country like America.

In order to prevent this, we must understand that the solution lies in the connection between us. The Jewish people need to do so first, and by the law of nature, the world will follow them.

What Does Rosh Hashana Symbolize?

Rosh Hashanah symbolizes our aspiration to higher values, benevolence, sharing, and caring for each other. The essence of Judaism is unity and brotherly love, expressed in the sayings, “That which you hate, do not do to your friend,” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” The tradition to eat a fish’s head symbolizes our decision to be at the forefront, leading ourselves and others toward unity.

Who Is Rav Isaac Luria (The Ari)?

Starting from the ruin of the Second Temple, the wisdom of Kabbalah was hidden until Isaac Luria Ashkenazi (The Ari) opened it to all humanity in the 16th century and let the world move toward correction.

The Ari belongs to the chain of the greatest Kabbalists throughout the generations. He is considered to be the father of the contemporary wisdom of Kabbalah. In his book The Tree of Life, the Ari, unlike the Kabbalists before him, reveals the structure and development of the universe and gives clear instructions on how we can ascend from our world, the lowest point in reality, to the highest, complete and eternal attainment of reality.

Behold that before the emanations were emanated and the creatures were created,

The Upper Simple Light had filled the whole existence.

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What Kind Of Communism Does Baal HaSulam Talk About?

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe goal of any human being is attracting positive force into our negative world; then, using both forces, we rise and sense a completely different universe, a “reverse” world. It gives the sense of infinity, eternity, and wholeness of existence.

This is the upper world in which a human being dwells. Baal HaSulam describes a just and happy society, to which we will come sooner or later.

Question: What kind of communism does Baal HaSulam talk about when he says that human society will eventually reach communism? We don’t want to scare our listeners off; or maybe we should frighten them? In any case, what particularly does Baal HaSulam talk about when it comes to communism?

Answer: Baal HaSulam talks about society in its final state, when people no longer work for money. Each person will receive from their community— I am not sure whether we should call this kind of a communal structure “a state” – everything they need. At the same time, each member of the society has to be brought up in a way that they are not willing to “grab” more than they really need to exist. People won’t care about themselves; rather, the society will make every effort to understand the requirements of its members and provide them with everything they need.

The work of each individual will imply one’s willingness to correctly connect with others and produce things that are essential for the society.

Question: What is the purpose of this kind of production?

Answer: It’s very easy! To give our “animal” nature everything it necessities, not more and not less. If you feed a cow cake, it won’t eat it.

Comment: A cow would be sick if it ate cake.

Answer: A normal cow won’t even try a cake. Everyone should receive exactly what one needs.

This level of community interaction can be achieved only through correct education that happens parallel to all other social changes. Not sooner, not later!

Question: Education is about changing an individual, isn’t it?

Answer: Yes, it’s true. The main thing is to have people reach a state where they are connected with others to a degree that they do not feel a difference between themselves and the others, when their personal “I” and general “we” become completely equal.

Sensory egoism that separates us will vanish. All of a sudden, I begin sensing others as myself. In fact, we will sense everything that happens at the inanimate, vegetative, and animate levels as well as in all material human bodies as our own individual organism.

Question: What do I get from this?

Answer: It gives me a sensation of infinity, eternity, and wholeness of existence.

Question: Is it interesting and exciting to be in such a state?

Answer: No, it’s not what interests me. What really matters is that I start sensing the world as a whole, not a fragmented structure. I feel that the world is endless in time, space, and movement. This is what we call the upper world. A human being that exists in this material world should not be considered human at all. Rather, it is just a highly organized and totally uncorrected animal.
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