Yehuda Ashlag

Yehuda Ashlag
Yehuda Ashlag
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Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag or Yehuda Leib Ha-Levi Ashlag (Hebrew: .mw-parser-output .script-hebrew,.mw-parser-output .script-Hebr{font-size:1.15em;font-family:"Ezra SIL","Ezra SIL SR","Keter Aram Tsova","Taamey Ashkenaz","Taamey David CLM","Taamey Frank CLM","Frank Ruehl CLM","Keter YG","Shofar","David CLM","Hadasim CLM","Simple CLM","Nachlieli","SBL BibLit","SBL Hebrew",Cardo,Alef,"Noto Serif Hebrew","Noto Sans Hebrew","David Libre",David,"Times New Roman",Gisha,Arial,FreeSerif,FreeSans}רַבִּי יְהוּדָה לֵיבּ הַלֵּוִי אַשְׁלַג‬), also known as the Baal Ha-Sulam (Hebrew: בַּעַל הַסּוּלָם‬, "Author of the Ladder") in reference to his magnum opus, was an orthodox rabbi and kabbalist born in Łódź, Congress Poland, Russian Empire, to a family of scholars connected to the Hasidic courts of Porisov and Belz. Rabbi Ashlag lived in the Holy Land from 1922 until his death in 1954 (except for two years in England). In addition to his Sulam commentary on the Zohar, his other primary work, Talmud Eser Sefirot is regarded as the central textbook for students of Kabbalah. Ashlag systematically interpreted the wisdom and promoted its wide dissemination. In line with his directives, many contemporary adherents of Ashlag’s teachings strive to spread Kabbalah to the masses.

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In a purely communistic regime, where the worker knows that he will not be given more if he works more, or less if he works less, and all the more so in light of the absolute motto, “Each will work according to his skills and receive according to his needs,” the worker will neither be rewarded for his diligence, nor fear his own negligence. Thus, he would have no fuel to motivate him to work. The labor productivity of the workers would then drop to nil, until they finally ruin the entire regime…. compulsive communist government is completely impracticable, since a bayonet-dependent government has no right to exist, and the majority will ultimately rise against it and abolish it. The idealist ten percent will never be able to rule over the egoistic ninety percent and the anti-communists. Miscellaneous
It is the nature of the idealist to sacrifice all that he has for the triumph of his idea. If one must relinquish one’s ideal in even the smallest measure, it is not a full relinquishment. Instead, one keeps a watchful eye for an opportune moment to come and collect his own. Thus, such compromises (with idealists) are untrustworthy. Negotiating & Negotiations
It is unwise to think that, in the end, the most just ideal shall triumph over the other ideals. When considering their transient nature, they are all just, for “Every man has his place, and every thing has its time”, as our ancient sages have said. Justice & Injustice
The duration of every political phase is just as long as it takes to unveil its shortcomings and evil. While discovering its defects, it makes way for a new phase, liberated from these failings. Thus, these impairments that appear in a situation and destroy it are the very forces of human evolution, as they raise humanity to a more corrected state. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The majority in every society is always the backward. The diligent are no more than thirty percent of the society. It is a natural law that the diligent breed will exploit the backward breed as best they can, like the fish at sea, where the strong eat the weak. It is inconsequential whether the diligent are capitalists and merchants, as in the bourgeois government, or whether the diligent are the managers and supervisors, the intellectuals and the allotters as in the communist government. Ultimately, the diligent will exploit the laboring backward to the best of their ability. Management & Managing Government
The Soviets, where ten percent of the population controls the entire public by dictatorship. This will certainly not last long, in light of the historical dialectic Minorities & Women ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
What must a poor nation do when its very sustenance depends on the remains and bits that the nations gracefully throw them, once they have had their fill…. Our planet is rich enough to provide for all of us, so why this tragic war for life which has been clouding our lives for generations? Foreign Aid
Why are we the chosen people? We must set a good example to the entire world because we are better qualified than all other nations. It is not because we are more idealistic than them, but because we suffered from tyranny more than all other nations. For that reason we are more prepared to seek counsel that will end tyranny from the land. Religion & God