One of the most discussed subjects here on Times of Israel is anti-Semitism, especially each time there is another terrorist attack. Unfortunately, rarely do we actually try to get to the bottom of this issue.
I have been teaching about the root of anti-Semitism for over a decade. I have explained in numerous public lectures that we Jews must understand our unique role in the global scheme of things. I gave an open lecture about this on November 3, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, another lecture at the Israeli American Council (IAC) conference in Washington a few days later, and I will do so again at our annual One Europe convention this coming weekend in Verona, Italy.
Everywhere I travel, I see the situation getting worse, so one can only wonder what has to happen for us to wake up and realize we have very similar conditions to those we had shortly prior to the Holocaust. I am aware that this is a very sensitive topic, and that human nature is programmed to try to avoid unpleasantness, but if we keep our heads in the sand, we will soon have to face the consequences.
A few years ago I co-founded the ARI Institute, which is working to enhance unity and solidarity among individuals and nations, in congruence with the current, interconnected reality. Our mission is to promote a globally aware humanity for meeting the challenges of the 21st century. With the world at a crossroads, we are committed to promoting a proactive and optimistic approach, which demonstrates how humanity has a unique opportunity to achieve global transformation in a peaceful and pleasant manner.
We are now offering a free online course, “What Does It Mean To Be Jewish Today?,” to explain why anti-Semitism is spreading so quickly, its root cause, and solution. This is a free 10-Lesson live course beginning Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at 8:00PM EST. The instructor for the live course will be Chaim Ratz, executive editor of Like A Bundle of Reeds: why unity and mutual guarantee are today’s call of the hour, as well as executive editor and official translator of Prof. Michael Laitman, Laitman Kabbalah Publishers and the ARI Institute for over 10 years.
The goal is to teach and share knowledge about the role of the Jewish people, and raise awareness about the causes of anti-Semitism as a means to prevent further intensification of this phenomenon. The lesson outline is based on the chapter outline of the book Like A Bundle of Reeds: Why Unity and Mutual Guarantee Are Today’s Call of the Hour, which is provided upon sign-up to enable the book’s ideas and messages to take on a practical context in the participant’s life. Participants will have a platform for asking questions and receiving answers in real time.
The live interactive course is one of many educational products created as part of our Bundle of Reeds project. Participants will gain access to the eBook version of my recently released book, Like A Bundle of Reeds, Why Unity and Mutual Guarantee Are Today’s Call of the Hour; a series of recently published booklets concerning anti-Semitism; two Infographics showing the sharp rising trend of anti-Semitism since 2013; and Like A Bundle of Reeds TV series broadcast on JLTV.
To sign up for the live course, please visit http://www.bundleofreeds.com.