I once did an exercise that failed
I was with my relatives on the kibbutz, where I grew up, and began a heated and ordinary debate about the Land of Israel and the period. Everyone already knew the text, did not have to practice. It's tired already. How many times can you repeat the same thing.
I thought of an original idea, I thought one should make an effort to force them to look at a broader, more generational perspective. Not to look at everything from the 'here and now' side, but to look 100 years, 2,000 years, 4,000 years back. See the whole. Obviously if I say such a thing it will not pass.
We went in, we shook hands, there was just a new picture hanging on the wall that my uncle had painted. I went to the picture as if looking at his innocence, grabbed a dark little corner and said "I do not know what, this is such an ugly picture, you do not see any harmony, look it is really ugly, there is some black and purple and brown and some green that has no meaning there"
We were really upset, it's also insulting. The uncle himself would not have, if he had I would not have done it.
The cousin's husband said to me "what are you standing next to the picture, look at the whole picture from here"
I told him "I want to look away, it's ugly, it's disgusting"
The cousin gets upset "Stand here to see the whole picture"
I told a relative 'that your ears will hear what your semen is talking about, look at the whole picture. Where does the picture of the people of Israel begin? From today? from yesterday? From Herzl it begins? The place of the country? From the swamps in Hadera? In exile? In storms in the Negev? In the pogroms in Kishinev? Where does our history begin? '
The relative replied, "What are you talking to me about prehistory, no one knows what exactly was there, including what you want, King David?
Let's say it's a very beautiful picture, let's say this green inside the black also has meaning. When you stand at a distance and see the whole picture it's a miracle.
The lie is to focus and indulge in a small particle of the image, and see in it the appearance of everything. It's not a lie it's a part, but looking at a part of the picture always leads to something that has nothing to do with it, no meaning.
This truth ma to character (the whole perspective) with a stable that has a wide base in the middle.
Rabbi Eli Horowitz