Most American Jews feel no connection to Israel. Even if they talk about it, it does not come from the heart. They do not feel it. We do not feel ourselves as belonging to one another.
To begin with, we come from the 70 nations of the world. We were the most egoistic people from the nations of the world, the ones who connected back in the times of ancient Babylon. We were immersed in a common hatred, and we then listened to Abraham’s guidance who guided us to unite above our divisions. By doing so, we became known as “the people of Israel,” and later as “the Jewish people” (the Hebrew word for “Jew” [Yehudi] comes from the word for “united” [yihudi] [Yaarot Devash, Part 2, Drush no. 2]). Today, too, if we unite above our divisions, we will save ourselves from a terrible life worse than death.
Only calamities remind us that we share a brotherly connection. The hatred of the nations of the world toward the Jews can connect us Jews with each other. If we fail to connect, then we will die. It is a law of nature.
Such a connection needs to begin in Israel. What else are we here for? If we start our process of unification above our differences here in Israel, then our stronger connection here will influence our relationship with Jews in the United States, and also with humanity in general.
Thanks to the rising antisemitic climate around the world, we will increasingly find no rest and scurry to seek a solution to the rising hatred against us. And the solution is in our unity.
Based on the video “Do Israeli Jews Rely on American Jews to Advocate for Them?” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Oren Levi. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.
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