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 Nadel lives in Jerusalem, where he teaches Torah. His forthcoming book is “Return Again: The Argument for Aliyah.”
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