It is not a shame to return to things that worked in the past

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readFeb 23, 2024

An article in The Jerusalem Post:

My comment:

We can’t detach “statesmanship” from the general state and values of society.

It is never a shame to admit to past mistakes. It is not a shame to decide to return to how things worked in the past, that we gave up in the misguided belief that we could invent something better.

It is not a shame for humanity to admit that it was a mistake to follow “Nimrod’s” lead, then the Greek and Roman examples — building human development on the inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egotistic, and exploitative human nature — that culminated in the Western culture and lifestyle everybody tries and covets today. They could have all followed Abraham’s lead, but they did not.

It is not a shame that Israel, after returning to the Land of Israel, chose to follow this “Western” direction instead of rebuilding the nation on our original foundations of mutual guarantee as long as we admit this mistake and remedy it.

But unless we rebuild the Nation of Israel based on our original foundations and, first of all, we focus on creating a Nation “as one man with one heart” above and against everything that separates and rejects the vastly diverse and different Jews from each other, we won’t have leaders who are worthy and capable.

We have to return to our roots and start again, and only this way can we also show the crucially necessary example to others.

This time, they will accept the “Abrahamic leadership and example” in the lack of any other choices while being on the brink of self-destruction.



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.