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Kabbalah for Beginners

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...ncept of reality. Had it not been for Einstein and the subsequent quantum physicists, who revolutionized the way we think about reality, the ideas ... ...is actually red, only that I am perceiving it as red. Actually, if you ask physicists, they’ll tell you that the only true statement you can make abo... ...he introduction to Attaining the Worlds Beyond: “…Not feeling well on the Jewish New Year in September 1991, my teacher called me to his bedside and...

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The Silver Lining: Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

...ong scientists. The Anthropic Principle, for instance, promoted by many outstanding physicists, claims that the nature of the Universe is preordaine... ... vaguely German, respectable-looking, middle-class type. He is too late so save his Jewish friend, though (a not so veiled reference to the Holocaus...

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Kabbalah for the Student

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...T ranslator’s note: A Shofar is a ram’s horn, used on festive occasions in Jewish holidays. 1 5 4 K a b b a l a h f o r T h e s T ... ...f ThE World This is why it is written that each of the nations will hold a Jewish man and lead him to the Holy Land. And it was not enough that they ... ...ansformation of the form, losing nothing of its essence along its way, as physicists have shown. And now we come to clarify the phrase: “All is in de... ...st be present, and then it is possible to say Kedusha (specific part of a Jewish prayer) at the service. The Holy Zohar says about it: “Wherever ther... ... must dedicate a portion of one or two hours a day to study the Halachah (Jewish code of laws), and explain and interpret the questions in the liter... ...e.” Now we can understand the conduct of discriminating between Halachah (Jewish law) and Agadah (legends). This is because only in Halachot (plural ...

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The Ulysseans

By: Antonio Mercurio

... can be compared, historically speaking, to the current efforts of nuclear physicists to unite the four fundamental forces found in nature: the weak ... ...valent in the transmutation of matter into energy and vice-versa. Nuclear physicists concentrate high levels of energy and then they bombard atomic ... ...so we have to re-establish order and this is the task of religion. The Jewish religion has this basic scheme: First there was order (the creatio... ...t is consolidated. The Christian religion adopts the basic scheme of the Jewish religion and it transforms it in the following manner: The Messia... ...at which pertains to the outside world. 5. Is the universe contracting? Physicists ask themselves if this universe that is today expanding will co... ...pertains to the outside world. 5. Is the universe contracting? 101 Physicists ask themselves if this universe that is today expanding will co... ...us and Anaximander, there are infinite universes, not just one. Our modern physicists are coming to the same conclusion. We do not know what charac...

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The Path of Kabbalah

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...nstance, it is known that Rabbi Yosef Karo, who wrote the Shulchan Aruch (the Jewish code of laws), a priceless piece of work, slept during his Kabb... ... Jew by birth, and a ‘spiritual Jew’? The answer is: In someone who was born Jewish, there is a tendency to become a Jew in the spiritual sense. The... ...it is, without depending on time, which controls our lives (the dream of many physicists), then we must come to be like that Upper Reality by oursel... ...o result. However, observing Mitzvot mechanically is still necessary for the (Jewish) collective because it preserves their identities from generatio... ....” Thus, the “Big Bang” theory was known to Kabbalists long before the astro- physicists learned about it. Q: Will science understand the sixth sense... ...elves and attain the spiritual world. There is a certain type of soul called “Jewish,” from the Hebrew word Yehudi—meaning “unique,” or “unified” (w... ...ns that this is the most egoistic type of soul. It is no coincidence that the Jewish people are described as “stiff-necked” and insubordinate. The c...

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The Religious Dimension

By: Donald Broadribb

...Westerners continue to list themselves on the census forms as Christian or Jewish, but for many people these terms have come to lose nearly all meanin... ...people as much as things. This is more or less what Martin Buber, a modern Jewish writer, meant when he spoke of changing one’s perception of the worl... ...ns tend to devote the giant’s share of their content to the development of Jewish and Christian thought, which is then used in turn as a basic outlook... ...grouping of people to whom it is convenient to give a common name such as “Jewish” or “Shinto.” What is more usually intended is very well-defined, or... ...e explanation may be simply that Buddhist converts in the West come from a Jewish or Christian background in which the masculinity of God has until re... ...n are also used synonymously with energy. But this is not quite the modern physicists’ energy, for orenda energy is seen as personal, and as intellige... ...adical, since it is very much in vogue at present to invoke modern nuclear physicists, especially those fond of contemplating the possible implication...

...ligious creeds as there are adherents. It is true that thevast majority of Westerners continue to list themselves on the census forms as Christian or Jewish, but for many...

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Kabbalah, Science and the Meaning of Life

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...ia in March, 2005, introducing Kabbalist Rav Michael Laitman, PhD and quantum physicists William Tiller, PhD, Dr. Jeffrey Satinover, and Fred Alan W... ... much higher level, one that pertains to human con- sciousness? Why is it that physicists, who study lifeless atoms, are the ones that suddenly find ... ...ed as an offshoot of research in physics, chemistry, and biology. Eventually, physicists produced a perception that hu- mans are nothing but machines... ...tion that people have free will. Rav Laitman: What you are saying implies that physicists, too, did not want to cope with a non-mechanical system. Ye... ...tually back in the 1960’s by Richard Feynman (1918-1988), one of the greatest physicists of the 20 th century and a Nobel prize laureate in physics... ...I N G M Y S E L F Many people mistakenly relate the wisdom of Kabbalah to the Jewish religion. In truth, Kabbalah and religion are fun- damentally di... ...A L A H , S C I E N C E , A N D T H E M E A N I N G O F L I F E 206 in ancient Jewish treasures that some wondrous revelation that astounds the whole...

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Speculations and Physics

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

... in particular, are unprofessionally vague and ambiguous. Professional theoretical physicists ought to be able to do better. Bohm has shown us a wa... ...members the role of the apparatus, ordinary logic is just fine. In other contexts, physicists have been able to take words from ordinary language a... ...articles but only in an environment with a vanishingly weak force of gravity. Some physicists tried to add a "graviton" (gravity force carrying par... ...e. Various methods of doing this still leave us with a lot of supersymmetry. A few physicists believe that supersymmetry is likely to emerge - even... ...could be the rule, rather than the exception. Nature may, indeed, be intelligent. Jewish mysticism believes that humans have a major role to play:... ...ich are merely the manifestations of God's attributes (this is also the Muslim and Jewish points of view). And because the Laws of Nature and its C... ... in particular, are unprofessionally vague and ambiguous. Professional theoretical physicists ought to be able to do better. Bohm has shown us a wa...

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And Gulliver Returns Book IV : A Look at Our Human Values

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

...en add the belief that Jesus is God, and that the Bible is true--both the Jewish scriptures and the New Testament scriptures, then my religious belie... ...d you believe that it starts at birth we both hold only opinions. The old Jewish concept was that life started when the child 49 was born. The C... ...virtue is kind.‘ Then a few hundred years later Christianity rekindled the Jewish law when Matthew wrote ‗So in everything, do to others, what you wo... ...th merciful and vengeful in the Old and New Testaments and the Koran. The Jewish book Nahum (4) shows God to be jealous and avenging, even though He ... ...That we would call 62 God. These same arguments have been made in the Jewish tradition, particularly by Maimonides, and in the Islamic tradition... ...out twice as many mathematicians believed in a god than did biologists or physicists. ―Just any education is not the key to questioning any c... ...on or the knowledge of practical science of a Benjamin Franklin? How many physicists, surgeons or lawyers have read Locke, Montaigne, Aristotle and ...

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The Open Book

By: Rav Michael Laitman

... enable genuine tranquility and completeness. That is why only an ancient Jewish science, the wisdom of Kabbalah, that is not based on the suppressi... ...ary processes in our world through books that were written by scientists, physicists, biologists and others. But how the evolution of the soul is p... ...prove his attributes in order to resemble the Creator, then he is called “Jewish” or “Israel”, from the words Yasher (straight, direct) El (to God),...

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And Gulliver Returns Book III : A Visit to Kino

By: Bob Oconnor

... brought with it suspicions, wars and enslavements. Even today the ancient Jewish approach of over 3000 years arouses prejudice and even hate among m... ...economies of the West to immigrate. German engineers, American doctors and physicists, and British bankers were among those who were welcomed by the ...

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Modelling of Rationality...and Beyond the Physics

By: Gh. C. Dinulescu

...he artificial transformation of matter into anti-matter, the dream of the physicists, would remain the exception with an utilitarian significance. ... ...s, well knowledgeable of the topography of those places, couldn′t lead the Jewish people towards the Red Sea, but further north, towards the Promised... ...f his race, in the context of injustice to, oppression and torture of the Jewish people by the Pharaonic state. The unidirectionality of the mental ... ...a (A.D. 41 - 44 ). About that Herod during whose time Jesus was born, the Jewish historian Flavius Josepus (A.D. 37-100) states that he died «…a sho...

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The Path of Splitness

By: Indrek Pringi

...dead evil Pg 1766 How the Undead Fool the Living Pg 1767 The Undead and the Jewish Religion Pg 1767 Flies on the Wall Pg 1768 Ritual Sacrifice ... ...ne: The Universe 112 makes you smarter than all the Cosmologists and Astro-physicists. The mystery of the Big Bang has now been solved. Now you... ...to be practiced, their cultures were poisoned, twisted, etc. One reason why Jewish Culture has survived intact for so long is that it has had more ... ...their cultural differences became too noticed… once other people read what the Jewish religion was… an elite culture that placed all other cultures b... ...severely punished, shamed, killed, or ostracized. However, what happens to Jewish culture once it is no longer a persecuted slave-culture but an e... ... yourself against, so that your greater cultural people may live… becomes a Jewish comedian instead… and practices the art of self- degradation in ... ...al auras of these King-Gods raged just like the now-visible aura of the Sun? Physicists who study the Sun, do not study paranormal phenomenon like ...

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Cyclopedia of Economics

By: Sam Vaknin

...n". As usual, Judaism was there first, agonizing over similar moral conflicts. Two Jewish sayings amount to a reluctant admission of the relativity... ...as many drawbacks. One, it leads to moral relativism. Consider this maxim from the Jewish Talmud: "Do not do unto thy friend that which you hate". ... ...itic arguments more closely and in an unbiased manner: Argument number one - Being Jewish is a racial distinction - not only a religious one If ra... .... Only Jews become automatic citizens of Israel (the infamous Law of Return). The Jewish Response: Race has been invariably used as an argument ag... ...y no biological test or restriction on joining the collective that is known as the Jewish people or the religion that is Judaism. It is true that s... ...e.g., a musical piece) in terms of this type of intuition. Many mathematicians and physicists (following a kind of Pythagorean tradition) use emerg... ...ong scientists. The Anthropic Principle, for instance, promoted by many outstanding physicists, claims that the nature of the Universe is preordaine... ...rialism with reductionism or instrumentalism and correlation with causation. Few physicists, neuroscientists, biologists, and chemists seem to ha... ... in particular, are unprofessionally vague and ambiguous. Professional theoretical physicists ought to be able to do better. Bohm has shown us a wa...

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Cyclopedia of Philosophy

By: Sam Vaknin

...n". As usual, Judaism was there first, agonizing over similar moral conflicts. Two Jewish sayings amount to a reluctant admission of the relativity... ...as many drawbacks. One, it leads to moral relativism. Consider this maxim from the Jewish Talmud: "Do not do unto thy friend that which you hate". ... ...itic arguments more closely and in an unbiased manner: Argument number one - Being Jewish is a racial distinction - not only a religious one If ra... .... Only Jews become automatic citizens of Israel (the infamous Law of Return). The Jewish Response: Race has been invariably used as an argument ag... ...y no biological test or restriction on joining the collective that is known as the Jewish people or the religion that is Judaism. It is true that s... ...e.g., a musical piece) in terms of this type of intuition. Many mathematicians and physicists (following a kind of Pythagorean tradition) use emerg... ...ong scientists. The Anthropic Principle, for instance, promoted by many outstanding physicists, claims that the nature of the Universe is preordaine... ...rialism with reductionism or instrumentalism and correlation with causation. Few physicists, neuroscientists, biologists, and chemists seem to ha... ... in particular, are unprofessionally vague and ambiguous. Professional theoretical physicists ought to be able to do better. Bohm has shown us a wa...

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The Marketing of Ideas and Social Issues

By: Seymour Fine

...Pure scientists usually experiment. Philosophers prefer inductive reasoning while physicists and mathematicians lean toward deductive methods. Medi... ... conservation.) A similar R & D procedure was followed by the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), combining general members' opinions with tho... ...for reform of juvenile jusitce system 10. Declining importance attached to present Jewish heritage 58 11. Inefficient criminal justice system ... ...e being written, the very first center for researching the contemporary market for Jewish ideas and issues is under way at Brandeis University. A n... ...ws, the impact of religious cults on young Jews and the size and complexity of the Jewish population have received widespread and persistent attenti... ...ntice-Hall. Briggs, Kenneth A. 1980. "Brandeis Plans the First Center for Study of Jewish Life in U.S." New York Times, June 26, A16. Brown, Daniel...

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Trendsiters Digital Content and Web Technologies

By: Sam Vaknin

...which causes behaviour patterns to suddenly emerged in whole populations. Physicists talked about sudden "phase transitions", the emergent results of... ...the e-book retains one innovation of the parchment - the hypertext. Early Jewish and Christian texts (as well as Roman legal scholarship) was writte... ... interpretations (exegesis) offered by scholars throughout generations of Jewish learning. Another distinguishing feature of books is portability... ... grand and welcome undertaking. Another sorely needed contribution is the Jewish Encyclopedia online. The only other project of this scope, the Ency... ...operating system later than Windows ME. Exactly like the Britannica, the Jewish Encyclopedia was compiled at the turn of the previous century and, ... ...s any coverage of the important events that took place in the life of the Jewish people - from the Holocaust to the State of Israel. But, with 4000 ...

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The Soul Bearer

By: Jonathan Cross

...n, it represents the Great Spirit." "I was raised with Gods: a Christian God, a Jewish God, and a Muslim God," Matloch said counting a finger for ea... ...N went to wall-to-wall coverage interviewing environmental experts, scientists, physicists, cancer specialists, congresspeople, senators, economic e...

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And Gulliver Returns Book VI : Our Psychological Motivations

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

...When a hundred chemists gather to discuss the elements in water there is agreement that there are two hydrogen atoms and an oxygen atom. When physic... ...nse. Viktor Frankl developed the idea that we need to find meaning in our lives and to be responsible for choosing and living our values. As a Jewish... ... being only one God. This he passed down through his son Isaac to his progeny, the Jews. Jesus of course was always a Jew. He, like many other Jewish... ... drives of Freud? How much is a person‘s environment influenced by finding meaning in his or her life? Certainly our environments differ. The Jewish... ...ted with senseless attacking. Whether they be white, as with the Ku Klux Klan, Nazis, or Skinheads; black, as some in the Nation of Islam; or Jewish... ...en they must find a new identity by identifying with the roots of their ancestors. Americans find comfort in their Irish, Italian, Spanish or Jewish...

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