Israel is at war with itself, again, and ancient memories etched deep within our national consciousness are reminders of what happens when we harbor anger toward one another.
Long ago we figured out the troubles fighting with one another cause, both historically and in the present day. It’s this thing we call “baseless hatred,” and it ends in disaster. We are troubled when we meet it and we’re frightened because we know that if we cannot stand together, we cannot stand at all.
We experienced baseless hatred a long time ago when our Temples went up in flames, our nation was destroyed and our remnant painfully exiled. All we needed to do was go all the way back to the Tower of Babel, where all mankind discovered what happens when we try to build a nation or civilization without God and humanity fell into chaos. But it was enough for us that even before the fires in our Temple had died down we were left with the burning question: “Where did we go wrong?” We ask ourselves, but...
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