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Michael Laitman

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How Can Anybody Be Well-Behaved?

16.03.2024 30

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What Are Ways in Which Groups of People Make Collective Decisions?

14.03.2024 20

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How Will the Messiah Be Known?

26.02.2024 20

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Alexander the Great’s Meeting with Shimon HaTzadik That Saved Jerusalem

15.02.2024 20

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Traffic Lights, Traffic Police and the Higher Power

09.02.2024 10

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What Does ‘To Love’ Actually Mean?

There is a saying about love: liking a flower means picking it, while loving a flower means watering it daily. But what does it truly mean to love,...

04.02.2024 20

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Human Synchronicity (The Metronome Effect)

The metronome effect provides a striking parallel to the complex tapestry of human interaction and interconnectedness. After multiple metronomes are...

25.01.2024 10

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Is It Better Not to Have Expectations at All?

21.01.2024 20

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What Has Changed in the People of Israel since October 7?

14.01.2024 20

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Is Technology Detrimental?

10.01.2024 20

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The Non-Televised War That Will Determine the Fate of the World

01.01.2024 20

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The Emergence of the Spiritual Land of Israel in the Heart

27.12.2023 20

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Returning to Our Roots

26.12.2023 20

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

23.11.2023 20

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From Division to Unity: The Book of Zohar’s Vision for Society

22.11.2023 20

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Antisemitism’s Global Surge: Lessons from History and a Path to Unity

He runs through the forest, escaping a pack of predators, stumbling, getting up, continuing, accumulating scratches and bruises. He looks back to...

12.11.2023 20

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What Is the Biggest Strength of Israel?

The people of Israel are facing tough times. This can lead to positive changes, as mentioned in the prophets that difficult days will come, but we...

07.11.2023 20

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Rising above Hate: The People of Israel’s Quest for a Unified World

The people of Israel have been put through an incredibly challenging exercise since October 7, 2023. The attacks of that day and the challenges...

03.11.2023 20

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How Should Israel Respond to International Threats?

Beyond the necessary military response, there is a broader solution: we, the people of Israel, need to embrace peace, unity and mutual understanding...

02.11.2023 20

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A Few Recent Posts in Connection to the Israel-Hamas War

How Do You Explain the Need for Unity to Someone Who Is Locked on a Divisive Worldview That Continually Seeks to Justify One Side and Blame the Other?...

31.10.2023 10

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Israel before vs. during the war

Protests, political conflicts, street uproar and division among the people of Israel marked the situation before the war. We need to combat our lack...

26.10.2023 20

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Would You Sacrifice Yourself to Save Other People?

Many people now contemplate this question as several stories emerge of self-sacrifice to save others in the current Israel-Hamas war. For example, on...

25.10.2023 30

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Hostages of Our Division

Two American hostages, Judith and Natalie Raanan, a mother and her daughter originally from Illinois, who were captured by the Hamas terrorist group...

24.10.2023 20

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How Can We Help the Families of Hostages in Gaza?

Ultimately, what can help the families of the hostages, as well as the families and friends of the dead, the injured, and the hostages themselves, is...

23.10.2023 20

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Global Support for Israel: Does it Strengthen or Weaken?

Indeed, more than 80 countries expressed their support for Israel following the tragic events of the 7th of October, but as to whether such support...

22.10.2023 7

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Why Did Hamas Kill So Many Innocent Israeli Civilians?

In Hamas’s terror attack on October 7, 2023, the group did not just kill innocent Israeli civilians, they also made videos of their murders showing...

19.10.2023 10

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What Triggered the Attack on Israel on October 7

We, the people of Israel, are far from being united. Leading up to the tragic events on October 7, we seemed like anything but one nation. We made...

18.10.2023 10

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Together We Will Prevail

The international support that Israel is receiving in this terrible war, including aircraft carriers from the Americans as deterrence and backup,...

17.10.2023 20

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Rising Global Antisemitism: A Dark Reality Despite Mainstream Support for Israel

Despite mainstream global  support  for Israel following the tragic events of October 7, there has also been inescapable looming antisemitic...

16.10.2023 20

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A Plea from a Broken Heart

The heart of the people of Israel still aches from the tragic events of October 7, 2023. It is a pain felt deep within, permeating the very air they...

15.10.2023 8

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Unifying Israel: A Call to Action for a Better Future

The world has again turned its attention toward the tiny Jewish state. Celebrities, journalists and world leaders are among a legion of people...

13.10.2023 20

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What Should Israel Do Next in Light of Their Declaration of War?

First, we should reflect deeply upon the painful divide that has festered among us, causing the devastating toll of hundreds of lives lost and...

09.10.2023 10

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Suddenly, a War in Israel

In an abrupt and unsettling turn of events, the specter of war has descended upon Israel. From the morning hours, Israelis find themselves glued to a...

07.10.2023 10

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What Is Our Purpose in Creation?

The human being is the center of creation and is its purpose. The upper force of love and bestowal in reality, which Kabbalists call “the Creator”...

04.10.2023 20

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What Is the Most Important and Needed Action in Our Lives?

The most important and needed action in our lives is turning to the Creator—the upper force of love and bestowal—and asking Him for help: to help...

02.10.2023 20

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1,000s of People Open Their Hearts into One Giant Heart

We are currently in the midst of our World Kabbalah Convention taking place with over 2,000 participants from over 30 countries in Petah Tikva,...

30.09.2023 20

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What Is Human History?

We can view human history in two ways: either as an earthly path of development or as an evolution driven by our expanding desires. We witness it in...

29.09.2023 10

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What the Jonah Story Tells Us about Antisemitism

Nine years ago, I published an article in The New York Times (print edition) titled, “What We Jews Owe the World.” This year, come Yom Kippur (Day...

24.09.2023 10

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What Will Life on Earth be Like in 500 Million Years?

In 500 million years, there will be nothing on Earth because our planet and our universe will be nonexistent. This is because we perceive the world...

21.09.2023 20

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Can You Love an Evil Person?

Yes, you can love people who perform even the most despicable of acts because within them is a point of a soul. We have to understand that there is a...

19.09.2023 10

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Is Life a Test?

It is written in the Torah that we each go through tests in our lives through which the upper providene examines us. Indeed, our lives are a test. It...

17.09.2023 10

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What is a Shana Tova?

A good year (Shana Tova) comes about first from understanding the previous year’s shortcomings. We then go through a time of introspection. In...

15.09.2023 10

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What Holidays Are Celebrated During the Month of Tishrei?

Before overviewing the holiday cycle during the month of Tishrei, it is important to understand that the Jewish holidays are not a celebration of...

14.09.2023 9

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Why Is Rosh Hashanah Important?

Before discussing the importance of  Rosh Hashanah , the Jewish New Year, it is important to understand that the Jewish holidays are not the...

13.09.2023 10

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Why Is There So Much Confusion in the World?

A new desire is emerging in humanity today. It is appearing in more and more people, but only as a seed of a desire, not a fully clarified one. ...

12.09.2023 30

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Why Is the Path to Truth Difficult? Is It Necessary to Seek the Truth? Why?

Finally in this dull, secluded village to find him gone. In the ramshackle hut by the fire sat true. He had never seen a more old and ugly women. –...

10.09.2023 7

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Does Love Require Constant Work to Keep It Fresh?

There is a saying in the wisdom of Kabbalah that “our whole work is to discover love among us each and every day.” Love is the general inclusive...

09.09.2023 10

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How Do Teachers Effectively Manage Individualized Instruction?

Effectively managing individualized instruction is indeed a problem in modern education. Nonetheless, we have to check what suits the children’s...

08.09.2023 20

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How Do I Overcome My Gambling Addiction?

The attraction to gambling stems from a strong feeling of lacking connection with fate. What is a lack of connection with fate? It is a lack of a...

07.09.2023 30

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