There’s a drought in the Middle East. But Israel, The Startup Nation, seemed to have found a solution for that. While most countries in the region are drying up out of lack of water, Israel is in a more encouraging situation, leading the way in desalination facilities, which greatly alleviate the shortage of rainwater, bringing desalinated water to one third of Israeli homes!
So perhaps Israel should work to solve the water crisis of neighboring countries and help build their technological infrastructure for water supply? Simply put, this is not Israel’s role. Our role is to provide a very different kind of technology: one that enables all people to unite above their differences. To be a “Light unto the nations,” or as the Book of Zohar describes it: “Israel is the first and foremost recipient of all the abundance, and from them it will spread to the entire world.”
Therefore, praying together for rain, as some Israeli leaders have suggested, is not going to help anyone. Instead, we must wish for only one thing: Unity above all rifts and factions, to embrace and support each other, and feel as one. By virtue of the unifying connection between us, we will feel the harmony that flows in nature itself, and come into balance with it.
The wisdom of Kabbalah does not deal with miracles or mysticism. It explains the balancing laws and forces of nature. Because what drove nature out of balance and caused water shortages, among other things, are forces of separation that stem from the human level. As long as human society is in any type of conflict, planet earth will necessarily stay imbalanced. Surely, this is not a standard explanation, but it’s the very root of the crisis, and hence the key to the solution as well.
Though we are providing many water related high-tech solutions, the key to the right connection between people, deeply embedded in the foundation of the Jewish people, hasn’t been given to the world thus far. When we finally activate it, writes the greatest Kabbalist of the 20th century, “the springs of reason and knowledge will rise above the borders of Israel and “water” all the nations of the world.” (Baal HaSulam)
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