The World, the Jews and the Science of Human Survival [Course]

The World, the Jews and the Science of Human Survival [Course]

Anti-Semitism, division, separation, violent conflicts and a general breakdown of the institutions of human society. Is there a science that can explain the laws that govern our development as a society, as a species? What can 4000 years of human history and big data tell us about ourselves? Why is it that despite our technological advancement we’re still facing the same issues that have been plaguing our society for millennia? And what do the tales in the bible have to do with it? Could there be a deeper meaning to the texts that have been capturing our imagination, uniting us and separating us at the same time? Is it possible that science, religion and human history are not at odds with each other but are actually different points of view of the same thing? Different points of you? We promise to answer these questions and many others about the origin of the Jewish people, their unique role in humanity and how can we come out of the crisis that is gripping the world today. Start the course...
What Does It Mean To Be Jewish Today? Course – Lesson 10: Living in an Integrated World

What Does It Mean To Be Jewish Today? Course – Lesson 10: Living in an Integrated World

Lesson 10 Transcript:Lesson 10: Living in An Integrated World With Chaim  and  Gilad   Chaim: Hello and welcome to our tenth and last session of What Does It Mean to Be Jewish Today. Hello Gilad. Gilad : Hello Chaim! Gilad made a special effort to be with us tonight. He wasn’t well and until the last minute we didn’t know if he could make. You’re ruining my act. I want our friends to appreciate it because you really made a big effort. We have a special session tonight. It’s going to be very crowded with lots of content points, so I’m not sure how much time we’ll have to answer questions, but we will do our best to fit everything in. We also have announcements. We have questions as usual on the question and answer chat. Even if we don’t get to them now, maybe we can get to them later in an email. Now we’re basically only going to focus on the practical aspects on implementing rules that make society unified. We talked about how unity is the key to everything. It’s the key today to the salvation or sustainability of humanity in general. We talked about how it’s always been the key to the salvation of the Jews. That is, whenever Jews are united, they are strong. And there’s either no or less animosity toward them. We’re...
What Does It Mean To Be Jewish Today? Course – Lesson 9: Plurally Speaking

What Does It Mean To Be Jewish Today? Course – Lesson 9: Plurally Speaking

Lesson 9 Transcript: Plurally Speaking [With Chaim and Gilad]   Chaim : Welcome to session number nine of What Does It Mean to Be Jewish Today? Today we’re moving into a special stage in the course. We’ve been through all the material that explains where Jews come from, why there’s anti-Semitism; and we also talked about the solution being unity. Then how do we achieve unity? That’s been the question in the back of the mind of I’m assuming every one of you who has been watching the lessons. Gilad: Actually not everyone only here but I think that a lot of people in the world are asking that question. A lot of people are talking about unity. A lot of people want unity. But it isn’t like anyone has this method of how to reach unity. So the whole course has been telling us about a method that enables human beings to reach unity. You’ve been telling us that it’s based on this ancient wisdom, that it’s actually a method that was founded not a few years ago through pop psychology, but thousands of years ago by Abraham. And today is really exciting because we’re going to talk about the actual implementation, now in our days, with a method that’s actually out there for everyone to use.   Today and in the next lesson too. And the thing...
What Does It Mean To Be Jewish Today? Course – Lesson 8: Q&A Session

What Does It Mean To Be Jewish Today? Course – Lesson 8: Q&A Session

 Lesson 8: Question & Answer Session [ With participation of Chaim and Gilad]   Chaim: Hello Gilad. And how are you guys? We are today in lesson number eight in What Does It Mean to Be Jewish Today based on the book Like a Bundle of Reeds: Why Unity and Mutual Guarantee Are Today’s Call of the Hour. Gilad: As usual we are very happy to be here. Although today we’re going to have a Q&A session, you’re still welcome to add in your live questions on the chat and we’ll be happy to refer to them as well. Before we begin we would like to do a recap on last week’s lesson. We talked about the mingling of the Jews throughout the world. Let’s go back to the beginning and quickly run through this development until today. So we have this guy named Abraham and he lives in Babylon, Mesopotamia, in the fertile crescent somewhere, Haran. He starts thinking about his townspeople and what’s going on with them. He’s dissatisfied with their situation. He feels that the mood is changing. He is a very well-known individual. His father is a spiritual leader in this big town. He starts asking questions, this Abraham, and he discovers that there is only one force to reality, one power—the power that gives life to everything—and he discovers that it is a power...
What Does It Mean To Be Jewish Today? Course – Lesson 7: Contemporary Anti-Semitism

What Does It Mean To Be Jewish Today? Course – Lesson 7: Contemporary Anti-Semitism

Lesson 7: Contemporary Anti-Semitism [ With Chaim and Gilad]   Chaim: Hello. Welcome to Lesson # 7 or What Does It Mean to Be Jewish Today. Gilad: Hello to all of our viewers. [Reminders re chat, questions etc.] Speaking of questions, we ended the last session with a bit of homework. We talked about unity and how to implement and we suggested that you try it out. We gave a few rules, we called it a workshop and we said to get together. It’s the holidays. Everybody is together—families, and what not. Sometimes it’s a very festive atmosphere but it can also be a little pressing, a little tense, so we suggested a few rules for the discussion. No negation of what the other person says. You only add. You use an attention object. Everybody is equal. Everybody’s opinion matters; you only add to it. You don’t put down another person’s words. You only speak one at a time; that’s why you have the attention object, etc. We also said that those rules are actually what create what scientists have found today to be collective intelligence, that it creates this social sensitivity among the participants, and people who usually burst into conversation, like I just did to you now [laughter]… So if you create that in a circle with people and go according to these rules, then you develop...
What Does It Mean To Be Jewish Today? Course – Lesson 6: The Roots of Anti-Semitism

What Does It Mean To Be Jewish Today? Course – Lesson 6: The Roots of Anti-Semitism

Lesson 6: The Roots of Anti-Semitism [With Chaim and Gilad]   Chaim: Welcome to What Does It Mean to Be Jewish Today, Lesson 6. We are going to focus on answering your questions today, but before we do we want to remind you where we’re at a point where we’re talking about the Jews being different from other nations because of the role they have, and the sense that they are different exists in everyone—non-Jews and Jews alike. Gilad: So the usual, the chat’s open and we’ll be taking our questions there. So let’s begin. Let’s begin with your questions from last week and also questions that students have sent during the week and after last week’s lesson. Some of them already relate to this week’s chapter, but in any case, we’re going to answer all of them. Question: Why is there so much hate toward Israel/Jews if they’re the people who contribute the most to the progress/development of the world—Nobel prizes, inventions, high tech, etc.? That’s been discussed quite often. The problem is that it’s discussed mainly by Jews. Jews are wondering why is there so much hatred towards us if we’re giving humanity so much? We’re giving humanity such great scientists in medicine and in physics and in high tech and let’s not forget culture, with all the Jewish actors and film-makers and owners of the big...
How to Create Connected Families & Communities – Like a Bundle of Reeds with Dr. Michael Laitman

How to Create Connected Families & Communities – Like a Bundle of Reeds with Dr. Michael Laitman

How to Create Connected Families & Communities Dr. Michael Laitman discusses how to create connected families and communities with “Like a Bundle of Reeds” executive editor, Chaim Ratz. “Like a Bundle of Reeds” is a TV series originally broadcast on JLTV based on the book of the same title. It deals with the following topics: * Are we Jews different from other nations? * Why was I born Jewish? * Why is there anti-Semitism? * Could the Holocaust happen again? * What can I do? * Why are there Jews? Download the eBook version of “Like a Bundle of Reeds” for free here » http://www.bundleofreeds.com(also available is the softcover version for only $15). We invite your comments and will do our best to answer your...

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