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We all know well that the Jewish people have existed for several millennia, despite all the persecutions, hardships, and even repeated attempts to completely destroy them. Moreover, it exists almost everywhere. There is probably not a single country, or at least very few of them, where Jews live. Both friends of Jews and their enemies recognize the unique character of Jewry, its enormous influence on the world around us in the religious, ideological, intellectual and spiritual fields, clearly out of proportion to the small number of Jews themselves. Based on all this, it can be argued that humanity as a whole could not do without Jews for a significant period of its existence. It follows that the Jews are a global phenomenon, a phenomenon on a planetary scale. Mayakovsky once said: “If stars appear in the sky, it means someone needs it.” If Jews, in spite of everything, exist and exist throughout almost the entire period of reasonable human history, then someone needs this too. This someone is all of humanity. Without such a need, the Jews would have disappeared from the face of the earth long ago. The phenomenon in question is not accidental; a phenomenon of this magnitude cannot be accidental. It is quite natural. Our world is structured very rationally; we are always surprised at how rationally everything in nature is organized. This organization is determined by a number of laws operating in nature. These are physical, chemical, biological, economic and social laws.

​01. Saturday

​Once upon a time, in ancient times, the Romans ridiculed “Jewish idlers”, not wanting to recognize the usefulness of the concept of Shabbat. However, we can now thank the Jews for our weekly weekend. Before the world saw the Jews marking the end of the week in a special way, the same thing was repeated day after day among mankind. We presented a compelling concept: taking time regularly to focus on uplifting topics and enjoying even the little things in life, rather than just doing everything automatically. In the 2nd and 3rd centuries, Christians adapted the idea of the Sabbath, calling Sunday a "holy day."

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In a word, the world as we now know it would simply not exist without the Jewish people. Paul Johnson summed it up this way: “To them (the Jews) we owe the idea of equality before the law, both divine and human; the idea of the sanctity of life and the dignity of the human person, individual conscience and, therefore, individual repentance, as well as collective conscience and, accordingly, social responsibility, the idea of peace as an abstract ideal and love as the basis of justice, as well as many other things that constitute the basic moral the basis of the human mind. Without the Jews, all these important moments could have been missed.” The most paradoxical thing is that while the world was busy introducing Jewish inventions into its culture, at the same time it brutally persecuted and often tried to destroy the Jewish people! How strange that one of the most positive participants in human relationships aroused much more hatred among those around him than anyone else. Paradox! Gary Cahill described the phenomenon this way: “Our history is replete with examples of those who refused to understand what the Jews really were. People did this out of intellectual blindness, racial chauvinism, xenophobia, or just plain evil - and all these reasons stood in the way of making this extraordinary, distinctive people, this diverse group of people, a nation of eternal wanderers who are the progenitors of all Western culture , all the respect that is due to them according to their merits.” Let us follow the example of American President John Adams, who said: “I will insist that the Jews have done more for human civilization than any other people. Even if I were an atheist and believed in a blind, unchangeable destiny, I would still believe that for some accidental reason it was the Jewish principles that were destined to become the most important instruments for the civilization of the world community.

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