"2019 was the worst year on record for anti-Semitic incidents in New York City: around 214 complaints compared to 182 cases the previous year, according to police data, which makes up roughly half of all hate crimes reported in the city. The increased recognition of American anti-Semitism is a positive first step toward addressing the problem and unearthing its solution: to reverse our attitude toward one another, develop mutual responsibility and care, and spread it to the world." Michael Laitman has a PhD in Philosophy and Kabbalah, alongside a MSC in Medical Bio-Cybernetics. She is the founder and president of the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute.