Saturday, January 7, 2012

As one Nation with one Heart כאיש אחד בלב אחד

Recent events in Israel have put all of the Jewish people around the world into such turmoil .Jew against Jew.. Brother against Brother. I thought and I thought about what can be done. The solution is אהבת חינם which means unconditional loving. The Bais Hamikdash (The Holy Temple in Jerusalem) was destroyed about baseless hatred.There is trouble on all ends and something truly needs to be changed if we truly want Moshiach to come and have the Bais Hamikdash rebuilt.

The Jewish people left Mitzrayim through different gates for each Tribe, yet when we got to Har Sinai the Torah writes "ויחן שם ישרא-ל נגד ההר" which means that "Yisrael camped there opposite the mountain". If you read the Rashi  on these words he explains on the words "ויחן שם ישרא-ל" to mean that the Jewish people were encamped opposite Har Sinai "as one person with one heart (mind).." Somehow we have to get back to that idea. We have to focus on the fact that we all are one people and one soul. We might have issues we disagree on but we all have things in common. We are all the children of the Avos and Imahos, we all fear Hash-m, we all value Torah and want to keep it to the best of our abilities. When we received the Torah over 3,000 years ago there were no labels like Chareidi, Dati Leumi, Chardal, Modern Orthodox, Conservative, Reform or Secular. The labels were of two separate kinds. The first set of labels were Reuven, Shimon , Levi, Yehuda , Yisaachar , Zevulun , Dan, Naftali, Gad , Asher, Yosef and Binyamin. The second type of classification is Kohein, Levi and Yisrael. Those are the true labels of the Jewish people. Even with our true labels we can still be like one person with one heart.  We are all responsible for one another as the Chazal goes " Kol Yisrael Areivim Ze la Zeh"

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