Israel Forever

For the week ending 4 June 2011 / 1 Sivan 5771

One Man With One Heart

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
The Color of HeavenArtscroll

An historic demonstration of unity took place this week 3,323 years ago.

When the Torah records the arrival of our ancestors at Sinai, it refers to them both in the plural and singular form in order to communicate the message that they achieved unity of being "like one man with one heart."

The most important event in Jewish history, the receiving of the Torah, had to be preceded by a nation of millions blending into one entity.

Unity is unfortunately missing in the Jewish world today. Differences in the level of observance and differences in political orientation characterize the disunity of Jews in Israel. Only in times of trouble do we witness a togetherness which should always be the case.

Let us hope that the echo of that Sinai unity will resound today and unite all Jews in Israel forever.

© 1995-2014 Ohr Somayach International - All rights reserved.

Articles may be distributed to another person intact without prior permission. We also encourage you to include this material in other publications, such as synagogue or school newsletters. Hardcopy or electronic. However, we ask that you contact us beforehand for permission in advance at ohr@ohr.edu and credit for the source as Ohr Somayach Institutions www.ohr.edu

« Back to Israel Forever

Ohr Somayach International is a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation (letter on file) and your donation is tax deductable.