Only around our obligatory Jewish role can we truly unite!

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readMay 19, 2024

An article in The Jerusalem Post:

My comment:

Our Jewish traditions will help us only when we relearn, understand, and accept how they relate to us in practice.

Our “traditions,” writings and the “stories” of our Holidays are not simply nice stories. They do not relate to some mysticism, not even to some past events.

Everything that is written in the Torah, everything our sages talked and wrote about, are very serious and practical teachings and instructions about recognizing our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, exploitative, and human ego — that is literally killing is like cancer — while the same instructions also provide the practical and step-by-step method for upgrading and correcting our self-destructive instinctive nature.

We can build and sustain a true and powerful unity and mutual responsibility only when we learn and implement how to exist and behave above and against our inherent nature.

We will defeat our enemies and turn the world on our side only when we also understand that this practical and methodical self-correction and subsequent mutual guarantee is not for our own sake.

We have to become “Light unto others,” we have to become the shining positive example for everyone on how to survive and prosper against our constantly growing egos, on how we need to live mutually together above all differences and diversity as a single living organism encompassing the whole planet.

This is our obligatory, irrepressible, and unerasable Jewish role in the world.

Only this common purpose and role can unite us.

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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.