What Happened to Ahdut?
I hate to mimic a liberal mantra, but why can't Kelal Yisrael just get along?
I haven't seen as much Peirud as in the past couple weeks. Purim should have been a holiday that generates Ahava among Kelal Yisrael, but since then, alas, all I've seen is Sin'ah.
- Jewish website A gets an interview with someone who smashes computers.
- Jewish website B rants about this.
- Jewish website A published an op-ed which is not-so-flattering to Jonathan Pollard.
- Jewish website B published an op-ed (currently offline) which is not-so-flattering to Dr. Lander.
- Jewish website B considers removing comments (in an article that generated 115 comments) because of the previous op-ed.
- Jewish website C publishes an op-ed that decides to blast both Jewish website A and Jewish website B because of #3 & #4 above.
- Jewish organization X makes an agreement with Rabbi W not to give further semicha to female rabbis
- Jewish organization Y decides to blast Jewish organization X for this agreement and calls it a capitulation.
Don't get me wrong. I'm all for making a Meha'a when necessary. And in some of these cases, I agree that some of the ideas being protested are ill-conceived.
However, where is the Ahdut???!!!
What happened to Ve'ahavta LeRei'acha Kamocha?
What happened to the Ahava for each other that we had on Purim, where we accepted the Torah from Ahava, and we gave Mishlo'ah Manot and Matanot La'evyonim to our bretheren? Where is this?
Do we contemplate that we're coming to the month of Nissan, which is a month that we were redeemed and destined to be redeemed? One of the prerequisites of Ge'ula is Ahdut! Can we not understand this?
Yes, a Meha'a is necessary sometimes, but Kelal Yisrael, methinks thou dost protest too much.
These petty arguments are not bringing the Ge'ula. Ahdut will.
Update: This is a positive development.