Dr. Michael Laitman To Change the World – Change Man

A Kabbalistic Take on Ronald Lauder’s Blessing for the Jewish New Year

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“On this New Year, a reminder that the strength of the Jewish people lies in our unity,” was written in huge letters on the pages of the major newspapers on the eve of Rosh Hashana.  The author, president of the

What Is the Meaning of Life?

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What is the purpose of life? What happens after this life? Who gives me life? Why? Who do I live for? Who controls me? Am I really alive? The meaning of life is to know the meaning of life. The

Raising Awareness about Gender Violence Is Not Even Half Its Cure

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Recent protests in Israel, the publicity of an Argentinian-based gender violence movement, a hashtag campaign in South Africa, and recent government funding on gender violence research in Canada have all served to draw global attention to gender violence. However, aside

Charlottesville Protests: Historical Impact on Jews and Neo-Nazism

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The Charlottesville protests have imprinted neo-Nazism and its criticism of Jews onto the modern historical map. The Jewish response has major implications. It’s the week of the Charlottesville protests. Neo-Nazi anger instantly spreads into global awareness as Vice News exposes the heart

Baruch Ashlag (the “Rabash”)

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On a cold, rainy night in 1979, I could not sleep, my thoughts troubled me. Suddenly I found myself at the wheel, driving without direction. A large sign cut through my thoughts: “Bnei Brak.” I went in. The streets were

How Facebook Can Actually “Bring the World Closer Together”

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An Open Letter and Proposal to Mark Zuckerberg Dear Mark, Your new mission for Facebook, “to bring the world closer together,” is refreshing news to hear about. It indicates the meaningful insight you have acquired as to the unhealthy state

Who Does the Temple Mount Belong To?

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Who the Temple Mount belongs to is a question at the center of a very complex ideological struggle. The Temple Mount’s status quo, while aiming to maintain stability between Jews and Muslims, Israelis and Palestinians, always endures ruptures. These ruptures’

Human Overpopulation: Are There Redundant People in the World?

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Are there redundant people in the world? From the perspective of the wisdom of Kabbalah, the answer is no. Not only can our planet handle many more people, but contrary to today’s popular narrative about the “evils” of human overpopulation—that

Humans on Mars: Visions of the Year 2100

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It’s the year 2100. Humans on Mars has become a reality. Over 11 billion people inhabit Planet Earth. Heightened global warming caused the sea to rise over coastal regions and islands, displacing hundreds of millions of people. “I am arguing

The Solution to the Opioid Crisis Is More Opioids – of the Natural Kind

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“Our inherent wiring for human connection is a natural upper and there is an abundant supply. The opioid crisis tells us exactly what we have to change in our society.” This is the typical storyline of 91 Americans who die from

Blue Whale Challenge: Why Are Today’s Teens Succumbing to Such Self-Harming Influences?

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The Blue Whale Challenge has gained global notoriety as teen suicides in more and more countries become linked to the “game.” The series of daily tasks that increasingly isolates its participants into a macabre bubble towards its final, 50th task—suicide—is

Hurricane Irma: Why Nature Will Always Win

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Hurricane Maria is roaring while Irma’s echo still reverberates. Both carry a message from Mother Nature for each and every one of us. When it comes to nature, we’re like a child in a control room. Many buttons, switches, and