Editor's Note - Official Kabbalah Publication of the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute
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Editor's Note

Correcting the Optical Delusion

Albert Einstein once said: “A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘universe’…He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness…Our task must be to free ourselves from our prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all humanity and the whole of Nature in its beauty.”

Kabbalists have always said that if we only gained a sense of our connection with Nature, we would rise to a perfect, eternal level of existence. In this issue of, we will show how Nature is pushing us to discover our connection with it, and how we can kindle this connection by ourselves.

"Ecology and Us" explains that we are integral parts of Nature. When we feel this, we will see the underlying reason, and the solution, to our ecological crisis.

In "The Consumer Effect" we explore the globalization of economics, which beautifully demonstrates how interconnected our systems have become.

In keeping with Einstein’s description of an "optical delusion of consciousness," Kabbalists say that all we require to feel connected with Nature is a change in perception. "I Saw a Reversed World" shows that how we perceive reality depends on our inner qualities. Hence, only we can change it.

This issue also includes highlights from Rav Laitman’s interview with New Jersey's Courier Post, which makes a great introduction to the basics of Kabbalah. Enjoy these articles and more in this month’s issue.