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Oct 13, 2019, 3:07 PM
Sukkot 2019: How to Reconstruct Our Jewish Home
Synagogues across the globe are shutting down their doors for good. Demographic changes, financial problems, assimilation, and lack of interest in Jewish life among younger people, as well as the feeling of insecurity due to anti-Semitic attacks, are among...
Oct 10, 2019, 6:41 PM
What We Can Learn from the Deadly Attack Outside the Halle Synagogue
The shooting attack near a synagogue in Halle, Germany was yet another dreadful act of anti-Semitism on the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. However, it could have been much worse if the 27-year-old attacker, who identified with the...
Oct 9, 2019, 7:28 PM
Jewish Post-Trauma: The Cause, Diagnosis and Cure
Post-trauma from recurring anti-Semitic incidents, the Holocaust and the pogroms has permeated entire generations of Jews. In Israel, anxiety and traumatic events are part of the daily reality affecting children, adolescents and the population in general. The average Israeli...
Oct 6, 2019, 10:24 PM
Anti-Semitism in Australia: The Deeper Cause and Solution
Two anti-Semitic events involving children that hit Australia in the past week are just the tip of the iceberg showing a worldwide boost in anti-Semitic sentiment, crimes and threats. The first was a 5-year-old who was revealed to be subject...
Oct 4, 2019, 3:55 PM
What Forgiveness Should We Ask for on Yom Kippur?
We Jews anger the Creator constantly, endlessly, and in every situation, when we agree to division and hatred among each other, and do not want to connect. The Creator strongly desires for us to be united because from that force...
Oct 3, 2019, 10:48 AM
The Fast of Gedaliah and How It Resonates In Contemporary Jewish Life
The murder of Gedalia Ben Ahikam was the first political assassination where a Jew killed a Jew. This tragedy is commemorated on the day after Rosh Hashanah with the Fast of Gedaliah. Most likely we have hardly heard about this...
Sep 23, 2019, 11:20 AM
Rosh Hashanah: Looking for a Leader of the Jewish People
Israel’s political mayhem after the elections comes as no surprise. The dead heat between the two main parties in Israel and the fierce deal-making to form a coalition capable of governing the country reveals the great divide within Israel’s...
Sep 22, 2019, 10:58 PM
How Kabbalah Explains Anti-Semitism
The wisdom of Kabbalah explains that anti-Semitism first surfaced together with the emergence of the Jewish people around 4,000 years ago in ancient Babylon. Also, Kabbalah explains anti-Semitism as a natural phenomenon that ignites especially at times when the...
Sep 19, 2019, 9:56 PM
Israel: United We Stand, Divided We Are
What the recent elections revealed about ourselves and our future We have no nation. Division stands in our midst. Those are the results of an X-ray scan of Israel after its 22nd election. How can a nation constantly in conflict and...
Sep 18, 2019, 2:03 PM
The New War Against the Jews
The parallels between the rise of Nazism in the 1930s and today’s political climate are clear. Political extremism on both the left and the right have started to take hold. Civilized discourse between the various groups has devolved into...
Michael Laitman is a PhD in Philosophy and Kabbalah. MSc in Medical Bio-Cybernetics. Founder and president of Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute. Author of over 40 books on spiritual, social and global transformation.