What does it mean to become “Light unto others?”

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readFeb 15, 2024

An article in The Jerusalem Post:

My comment:

We cannot become a “Light unto the nations” until we know exactly what we need to pass on to others. We cannot achieve peaceful coexistence until we recognize what prevents such coexistence in the first place.

The uniqueness of the Jewish method we need to pass on to others is that it recognizes the root cause behind all the problems humanity experienced throughout history and still experiences today.

This root cause is the inherently and 100% self-serving, self-justifying, exploitative, and hateful human nature that drives all of us without exception.

This is what our forefathers and sages called “unfounded hatred,” and recognizing this nature in us is the “recognition of evil.”

Without recognizing and accepting that the root of the problem is within ourselves while developing a true and irrepressible need and desire to change and further develop ourselves — instead of blaming, correcting, censoring, or destroying others — we will never achieve peace, and we will continue our sleepwalk towards self-destruction.

Only the unique Jewish method can help us recognize what we need to correct inside us while also giving us the tools for such self-correction.

Our Jewish role in the world, the “light” we need to pass on, is our “shining” positive example of reviving and implementing the same “supernatural” — above instinctive human nature — unity and mutual guarantee the original Nation of Israel was built on.

Everything starts with and depends on Jews returning to their “original method”.

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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.