Seeking Hope for the Future on Israel’s Independence Day

Michael Laitman
2 min readMay 14, 2024

As Israel commemorates another Independence Day, the atmosphere is heavy with concerns and uncertainties. Amid the challenges, one question lingers: What can give the people of Israel hope in such times?

The answer lies not in external factors, but in an internal journey of self-understanding and unity. We must confront the lack of wholeness among us. What is happening to us, and why are we divided? These questions demand introspection.

It is not a matter of lacking intelligence or resources. The crux of the issue is our failure to recognize that we hold the power to rebuild ourselves. No external force will accomplish this for us; it must stem from within.

We must embark on a path of self-correction, where we earnestly seek to improve ourselves. Only then will the Creator, the single upper force of love and bestowal, intervene to guide us. But this requires readiness and willingness on our part.

Amid the turmoil, it is tempting to seek through myriad reasons for our plight. However, dwelling on reasons alone is futile. What we truly need is a solution: a unified people of Israel above divisions. Pitting blame up against one another serves no benefit in this journey. Whether one is right or wrong becomes irrelevant in the face of our collective destiny.

The wisdom of Kabbalah offers a way forward — a path of understanding and unity, where people come together with a shared heart. We need to seek guidance in how to navigate our current reality with wisdom and compassion.

As we reflect on Israel’s Independence Day today, let us remember that hope lies not in external circumstances, but in the collective will of the people of Israel to rise above differences and unite for a brighter future.

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Michael Laitman

PhD in Philosophy and Kabbalah. MSc in Medical Bio-Cybernetics. Founder and president of Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute.