The education Israel needs

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readFeb 27, 2024

An article in The Jerusalem Post:

My comment:

It is very important that Israel’s education is adjusted to the needs of the nation so it can survive in the best possible way.

This means returning to the original foundations of “being Jewish” and “being Israeli” — which does not mean a “religious” education.

We need to return to the laws and principles the Torah teaches — which does not necessarily mean the practice of mechanical Mitzvot.

Instead, it means learning the true meanings of the Mitzvot: recognizing and accepting how far we are from the most optimal form and qualities we could achieve and then learning and practicing how to achieve that most optimal form and qualities.

This means acquiring the “godly qualities” of totally selfless and unconditional love and service of others — expressed through the Mitzvah of “Love your Friend as yourself” — above and against our inherently and 100% selfish, egotistic, exploitative, and hateful human nature.

The proper education can help us all reveal, recognize, and accept the “inherent evil” in us — the human ego — and then would provide the method and tools of correcting this “evil” in us without suppressing or erasing anything but learning how to use all our qualities in positive and constructive ways, for the sake of others.

Then, we will be able to restore the long-lost and crucially important unity and mutual guarantee in our Nation while showing a positive example to everybody else.

This is the education Israel needs.

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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.