What’s missing today is a sense of shared responsibility and shared destiny.
To ignore the challenges that face us is to be naïve. But our differences should not prevent the religious community from joining together by raising our voices in prayer and solidarity. No matter how we classify ourselves – haredi, chassidic, yeshivish, Modern Orthodox, or Zionist – we are obligated to “feel the pain of the tzibbur” (Ta’anit 11a) and to pray on its behalf.
About the Author: Rabbi Shimshon HaKohen Nadel lives and teaches in Jerusalem.
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