Dr. Michael Laitman To Change the World – Change Man

Conspiracy Theories, Chips, and Other “Explanations”

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Unusual situations produce unusual explanations. This is very true of the COVID-19 crisis. This is why there probably hasn’t been a crisis in recent memory that produced more fake news, conspiracy theories and other scares that no one knows who

Coping with Uncertainty and Anxiety

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  I can sympathize with the desire to reopen the economy and return to “normalcy.” The emotional strain of being locked down, the uncertainty and anxiety over the future, the loneliness of millions who live alone in their homes, all

What Coronaphobia Tells about Human Nature

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Fear kills. As COVID-19 continues spreading and the appalling death toll in America and the world rises, the fear of the unknown is causing extreme anxiety — “coronaphobia.” US physicians are worried about additional deaths occurring as a large number of patients

What is Shavuot?

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Shavuot is the celebration of the giving of the Torah. The Jewish holidays, according to the wisdom of Kabbalah, mark significant stages in our spiritual path, i.e., in our transformation from our inborn egoistic selves to our spiritual, altruistic selves,

What is part of the time between Passover and Shavuot thought to be?

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“And by the exodus from Egypt they received the level of faith…and after Passover, the purifying work begins in preparation for the receiving of the Torah. And when the Torah is dressed in a person’s soul, this is the time

Tikkun Olam and the Falsehood of Social Justice- Times of Israel

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Always around the holiday of Shavuot (aka Feast of Weeks), we Jews discuss the concept of Tikkun Olam (lit. “correction of the world”). The prevailing understanding of Tikkun Olam is that the term speaks of the obligation of Jews to pursue social justice, lead an ethical life, and

Swim Together, or Sink Together

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A few weeks after the coronavirus started to spread throughout China, South Korea, and parts of Japan, much of Europe and North America derided them for panicking over a new strain of flu. A few weeks later, South America, Russia,

The Dreaded “Old Normal”

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“In this moment,” writes journalist Anne Helen Petersen on BuzzFeed “the primary tension in America is how, and when, life is going to ‘return to normal.’ But that ‘normal’ was an economy that … was built on a form of

Do heaven and hell really exist?

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Heaven, which in Hebrew is called “Gan Eden” (lit. “the Garden of Eden”), is the light of Hochma. The “garden” is Malchut, which is the last Sefira in the process of creation, made to receive the entire bounty of fulfillment that was created. Malchut filled

The Pandemic that Removed Humanity’s Mask

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If there is one visible element that epitomizes the drastic change in our lifestyles due to the pandemic, it is the massive use of masks. Our new, almost faceless society, opens up a whole new perspective on personal interactions, as

Why must the economy be reopened?

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Indeed, many countries, including those where new cases of the coronavirus are being regularly reported, have started reopening their economies. Why must the economy be reopened, especially considering that a cure for the virus has yet to be found? The

What is that one thing humanity can learn from the coronavirus (COVID-19)?

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The coronavirus has revealed humanity’s interconnectedness and interdependence. Accordingly, we would be wise to adjust to this revelation of our connectedness. As experts alert us to future pandemics and problems at global scales, we should hear this message of our