How can we achieve social cohesion in Israel?

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readJun 25, 2024

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An article in The Jerusalem Post:

My comment:

Social cohesion, or mutual guarantee, is the key to Israel’s survival.

It is also the key to the survival of humanity.

However, it is not something we can achieve with our usual political, social, educational, religious, or economic methods. In truth, achieving true cohesion and mutually complementing cooperation is not in “human ability” to do.

We have to achieve this “supernatural” feat above and against the inherently selfish, individualistic, subjective, and hateful human ego that drives all of us.

Just look at Israel: we are fighting on multiple fronts, the knife is truly put to our neck, and we are still stubbornly infighting, each entrenched in their own subjective and egocentric bunkers trying to prove “I am right and you are wrong!”

If we want true cohesion and mutual responsibility, we need to use the unique method — the teachings and instructions of the Torah — that our predecessors developed and left for us.

We need to diagnose and recognize our destructive inherent nature and then learn how to harness the developing power of reality’s single governing force (or nature’s evolutionary force) to change and further develop us.

True cohesion and mutual guarantee mean existing only for the sake of others — above and despite our irrepressible ego, like cells of the same living body.

So what can we do? We need to revive and implement the original Jewish method that was developed for the correction and perfection of human nature.

Then, we also have to teach everyone else.

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Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.