Dr. Michael Laitman To Change the World – Change Man

Individual and Collective in Repentance – TIMES OF ISRAEL

“‘How will the Jews atone for their sins?’ wondered King David. To which the Creator replied: ‘When suffering will befall the Jews because of their sins, they should gather before me in complete unity. Together they shall confess their sins

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Repenting Last Year’s Sins Does Not Permit Their Repetition in the Next – TIMES OF ISRAEL

In the weeks leading up to Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), and especially on that holiest day of the year, many Jews repent last year’s sins. We ask God to forgive our sins against Him, and mainly against each other, and plead

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A ‘shana tovah’ depends on us – TIMES OF ISRAEL

We are on the threshold of a complete revolution—a substantial change in our attitude toward ourselves, society, humanity, and all of nature. Rosh Hashanah, in Hebrew meaning the “head” or “beginning” of “the year,” arrives at a special time, one like

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If Peace with the UAE and Bahrain Is Good, Where Are the Trumpet Sounds?-TIMES OF ISRAEL

Less than a month after the normalization agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain has also joined the peace train. I am all for it; peace and normalization are always better than war and animosity. But to be honest,

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Rosh Hashanah, Will It Get Worse Before It Gets Better? – TIMES OF ISRAEL

We are about to celebrate the Jewish New Year, a Rosh Hashanah like no other. Synagogues across America and the world are adjusting their services to the Covid-19 restrictions limiting physical gatherings. Besides the loss of lives, individual members and entire congregations

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Oceans Apart – Israeli and Jewish Separation Is Bad News for the World – TIMES OF ISRAEL

Some six months ago, the first COVID-19 patient passed away in Israel. Now, after breaking another record in the number of new confirmed cases and widening our “lead” as the country with the most infections per capita, we are finally

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Here’s Why There Is a Jessica Krug in Every Jew (An elaborate reply to readers’ comments on social media)- TIMES OF ISRAEL

On Sunday, September 6, I posted an article on my blog in Times of Israel titled, “There Is a Jessica Krug in Every Jew,” where I explained that the tendency, or wish, to eschew our role in the world is common to

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Israel – The First at Being Last

Israel is now the world leader in new coronavirus disease cases. That is, every other country in the world has fewer coronavirus infections per capita than Israel. Data from Johns Hopkins University has revealed that Israel averaged 199.3 new cases a day

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There Is a Jessica Krug in Every Jew

A few days ago, a George Washington University African history professor confessed that she had pretended for many years to be of Afro-Latina descent, when in fact she was white and Jewish. As part of her identity, she even spoke

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Aiming High at the High Jewish Holidays

Images of profound introspection and deeply connected community depict the vivid atmosphere of the Days of Awe (yamim hanoraim), that pack synagogues every fall. This year, for the first time in history, COVID-19 will give a completely different feel to

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Covid-19 Has Quenched the Flickering Candle of Higher Education

Covid-19 has crippled every conceivable aspect of civilization. Yet, some aspects suffered such a blow that in all likelihood, we are witnessing their premortem spasms. One such aspect is higher education. After decades of accelerated ethical and political decadence, and

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A Peace Treaty Is Great, Now We Need Peace

40 years after the peace treaty with Egypt, and 26 years after the peace treaty with Jordan, Israel signed another peace treaty with an Arab country: the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Unlike the former two treaties, this treaty seems poised

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