Michael Laitman
Founder and president of Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute

The Need to Create a Society With an Ever-Strengthening Spirit of Unity

I received the following message from a man named Ilya, who lives in Israel, on Facebook:

“Trouble has brought us together again. We are again confident that the people are united, we will defeat any enemies, we can, we are strong, and we defend our home. I agree with all this, but where is the Creator now, the one you keep talking about? Or is it implied that He is inside this unity of ours?”

The current conflict has forced us to set aside internal divisions and recognize the urgent need to fix a grave error. This error is the mutual animosity that the Creator—the upper force of love, bestowal and connection that creates and sustains our reality—deliberately awakens within us, compelling us to seek love, peace and unity among each other.

How can we unite with the positive qualities of love and bestowal dwelling in our connections? We first need to acknowledge our mutual rejection of each other, and then unify above it.

It is an ongoing task. It is a hatred that will not fade away on its own in a few weeks. To overcome it, we need to increase our love for each other, with mutual concern, support and encouragement, above the hatred. Then, the more hatred surfaces, we will continually build love above it.

Moreover, the strength of love should not only match the intensity of the hatred; love should surpass hatred completely. Unlike hatred, however, love does not come ready-made. We need to build it, and it is born from regular efforts to elevate relations of kindness, care, support and encouragement over our divisive drives.

Victory in this inner conflict to raise love over hatred and unity over division is when each person succeeds in rising above themselves, their own divisive egoistic nature. It is because, other than the person and his egoistic makeup, only the Creator—the force of love and bestowal—exists.

We need to understand that we were mistaken in the way we let our divisive drives determine our past animosity to each other. By letting our divisions get the better of us, we pushed both ourselves and our nation to a vulnerable state. It is imperative that we provide a clear response to this and embark on what is needed to ensure the viability of our Jewish nation: to no longer let our divisions defeat us, and make moves in creating a society that blossoms with an ever-strengthening spirit of unity.

About the Author
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. His new book, The Jewish Choice: Unity or Anti-Semitism, is available on Amazon: