We can’t stop arguing, but we can learn how to argue in the right way!

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readMay 18, 2024

An article in The Jereulsame Post:

My comment:

Jews will never stop arguing. And they do not have to.

The Torah describes how argumentative we are. We argue with prophets who converse with G_d and even argue with and deny G-D Himself.

We are born with a “stiff-necked,” argumentative, inquisitive, and irrepressible human nature.

Of course, this is true for everybody else, but Jews are always more conspicuous; we were chosen to become a “model Nation.” Whatever Jews go through, whatever way the Jews show, humanity has to go through the same.

Throughout history, Jews have always been at the spearhead of development.

For this reason, we were also given the method of recognizing and upgrading the inherently destructive, and argumentative human nature to cover the instinctive “unfounded hatred” with “love of others” borrowed from reality’s single governing force.

Rabbi Akiva described how the most important law of the Torah is to “Love your friend as yourself,” achieved above criticism and rejection. The Zohar describes how Rashbi’s students almost killed and burned each other before they achieved all-encompassing and all-mitigating mutual love with the “Light of the Torah.”

The Nation of Israel was created when our predecessors pledged to unconditional mutual guarantee while standing around the “Mount of Hatred.”

We need to relearn how to exist, behave, and argue in a mutually complementing, constructive, and “loving way” against our ego that is ready to destroy us incessantly.

And then the world will also learn this from 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.