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Michael Laitman is a Professor of Ontology, a PhD in Philosophy and Kabbalah, and an MSc in Medical Bio-Cybernetics. He was the prime disciple of Kabbalist, Rav Baruch Ashlag (the RABASH). Prof. Laitman has written over 40 books, translated into dozens of languages, and is the founder and president of the ARI Institute.

ARTICLES BY: Michael Laitman

March 12, 2017 7:30 am

How Purim Can Help Us Navigate Today’s Political Reality

The social divide in America is violently escalating. The whirlwind of accusations between the political Left and Right continues to spiral downwards. We seem to be...

April 22, 2016 6:59 am

Jews Must Unite to Defend the State of Israel

Just when you think that the reductio ad absurdum has reached its lowest point, it slides a little lower. The recent declaration by the United Nations Educational, Scientific...

March 8, 2016 7:25 am

Being a Light Unto the Nations Is How to Fight Antisemitism at Oberlin and Elsewhere

When someone says, “Muslims are…” or “Blacks are…,” that person is immediately categorized as an Islamophobe or a racist. But when someone says, “Jews are…”...

February 23, 2016 11:18 am

Why Israel Can Never Truly Separate From the Palestinians

Two weeks ago, the Israeli Labor Party unanimously approved opposition leader Isaac Herzog’s plan for separating from the Palestinians. Herzog believes this is the best way to...

January 27, 2016 7:35 am

Jewish Unity Could Truly Help the World on Holocaust Remembrance Day

UNESCO’s page announcing this year’s International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, which occurs on January 27, states that it was established … to...

January 4, 2016 3:08 am

Why the World Blames Israel for ISIS and All Other Problems

ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi recently turned his threats towards Israel. In the war against ISIS, while other countries are perceived as victims of radical Islam,...

December 25, 2015 5:12 am

Clearing up the Myths of Antisemitism

The time has come to clear up some misconceptions about antisemitism. 1) What is antisemitism, and what isn't it? Antisemitism is not about religious disputes. The Holocaust had...

December 7, 2015 7:20 am

To Defeat ISIS, We Must Call Young People to a Greater Purpose

The Maccabee war of our time is happening right now. It is a war over the values that will dominate our world. Only the connection between us...

November 18, 2015 7:33 am

Despite the World’s Hatred, Jews Must Seek Internal Unity to Spread Light

As of this week, Israeli products will be marked with a special tag. The official claim against us is that Israel is an occupying country,...

October 29, 2015 6:34 am

Jewish Unity Is the Answer to Israel’s Troubles

I live in Israel, and most everyone I know there is busy trying to make sense of an insane situation. It’s not that anyone is...

September 18, 2015 3:50 am

As We Start a New Year, We Must Strive for Unity

The Times of Israel recently reported that Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared that “Israel will not survive the next 25 years.” Just hours later, that same paper posted...

September 11, 2015 4:28 am

Rosh Hashanah: The Beginning of Change

Rosh Hashanah could not be coming at a better time this year. With the American Jewish community being torn between support and rejection of the Iran deal, the growing...

August 11, 2015 9:44 am

Hate Crimes in Israel Must Be Held to a Higher Standard

The recent hate crimes perpetrated by Israeli Jews against Jews and Arabs have opened a bleeding wound in Israeli society. It is not the first time that Israelis have...

July 26, 2015 4:19 pm

Unity is the Only Solution to Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism

While Israeli politicians are zigzagging between a unity government and mutual smearing, and while tycoons are scrambling to exploit the offshore gas troves, the rest...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...

Israeli Attractions: Givat Sher, the Judean Lowhills - In the town of Modi’in, which is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lies Givat Sher (“The hill of...


Former Officials Say ‘It’s Become Impossible to Operate as Jewish L...

New shocking incidents of antisemitism in the UK's Labour party have been brought to light by Jewish former councillors in...


IDF Develops New ‘Psychological Profiling’ Techniques for ̵...

The Israel Defense Forces is developing new sophisticated techniques, including extensive psychological profiling, in an effort to prevent “lone wolf”...

Middle East

Turkish Forces and Rebel Allies Take Afrin Town Center From Kurds

Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies swept into the northwestern Syrian town of Afrin on Sunday, raising their flags in the town center and declaring full control after an...