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Israel Must Carry Out Their Role toward the World

Nothing in the world break the force of idol worshipping nations as when Israel engage in Torah. As long as Israel engage in Torah, the right intensifies and the power and might of the idol worshipping nations breaks ... When Israel do not engage in Torah, the left intensifies and the power of the idol worshipping nations—who nurse off the left—increases and they govern Israel and inflict upon them sentences they cannot endure. This is the reason why Israel were exiled and dispersed among the nations.

The Book of Zohar with the Sulam [Ladder] Commentary,

BeShalach, Items 305-306


In such a generation, all the destructors among the Nations of the World raise their heads and wish primarily to destroy and to kill the Children of Israel, as it is written (Yevamot 63), “No calamity comes to the world but for Israel.” This means, as it is written in the above corrections, that they cause poverty, ruin, robbery, killing, and destruction in the whole world.

And through our many faults, we have witnessed to all that is said in the above-mentioned Tikkunim ... Now it is upon us, relics, to correct that dreadful wrong. Each of us remainders should take upon himself, heart and soul, to henceforth intensify the internality of the Torah, and give it its rightful place, according to its merit over the externality of the Torah.

Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar,” Item 69


I have already given the gist of my views in 1933. I have also spoken to the leaders of the generation, but at the time, my words were not accepted, though I was screaming like a crane, warning about the destruction of the world. Alas, it made no impression.

Now, however, after the atom and hydrogen bombs, I think the world will believe me that the end of the world is coming rapidly, and Israel will be the first nation to burn, as in the previous war. Thus, today it is good to awaken the world to accept the only remedy, and they will live and persist.

Baal HaSulam, “The Solution”


But if, God forbid, it is to the contrary, and a person from Israel degrades the virtue of the internality of the Torah and its secrets, which deals with the conduct of our souls and their degrees, and the perception and the tastes of the Mitzvot with regard to the advantage of the externality of the Torah, which deals only with the practical part? Also, even if one does occasionally engage in the internality of the Torah, and dedicates a little of one’s time to it, when it is neither night nor day, as though it were redundant, by that one dishonors and degrades the internality of the world, which are the Children of Israel, and enhances the externality of the world – meaning the Nations of the World – over them. They will humiliate and disgrace the Children of Israel, and regard Israel as superfluous, as though the world has no need for them, God forbid.

Furthermore, by that, they make even the externality in the Nations of the World overpower their own internality, for the worst among the Nations of the World, the harmful and the destructors of the world, rise above their internality, which are the Righteous of the Nations of the World. And then they make all the ruin and the heinous slaughter our generation had witnessed, may God protect us from here on.

Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar,” Item 69


If they (Israel) accept the religion (bestowal upon others in the form of “Love thy friend as thyself”), the Temple can be built and the ancient glory restored. This would certainly prove to the nations, the rightness of Israel’s return to their land, even to the Arabs. However, a secular return, such as today's, does not impress the nations whatsoever, and we must fear lest they will sell Israel’s independence for their needs.

Baal HaSulam, “The Solution”


The redemption of Israel and the rise of Israel depend on the study of The Zohar and the internality of the Torah. And vise versa, all the destruction and the decline of the Children of Israel are because they have abandoned the internality of the Torah. They have degraded its merit and made it seemingly redundant.

Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar,” Item 69

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