A Time for Idealism and a Time for Unity

It is no secret that Israeli society has been embroiled in a deep political divide over the past year or so!  Regardless of who is right, it has left a strong damper on Israeli society.  Israel is a small country with people literally living on top of each other.  When there is division and hatred, it strongly affects the mood of the population.   

Rabbi Pesach Scheiner of Boulder Center for Judaism

One of the things that we are hearing from soldiers and paramedics on the front lines, is that the newfound unity in Israel is giving them the moral strength and inspiration to continue their mission. I don’t know if we properly appreciate the tremendous sacrifice of the soldiers and reservists on the front lines and their families who are at home without their fathers and husbands and constantly worry about their fate.  

The smallest thing that we could do for them is to preserve this unity and not let anyone or anything bring back this division in Israel at this time.  G-d willing, after this war is finished with a great victory for the Jews, the country will have to revisit how they wish to continue their political path.  In the meantime, we can all pray that the slogan that is found on bumper stickers throughout Israel “Biyachad Ninatzaiach”; “With Unity, We Will Win” will take place very soon and this horrible tragedy will catapult us to a more sensitive and kind society and ultimately to the Final Redemption, speedily in our days!

About Rabbi Pesach Scheiner

Rabbi Pesach Scheiner is the Rabbi of Boulder County Center for Judaism. In addition, he teaches extensively throughout Boulder County and is the author of "Finding the Joy in Everyday Living," a book of short chapters explaining the ways to access happiness through appreciation, gratitude, and a sense of purpose.

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