An article in The Jerusalem Post:
When this is all over, we must find new ways to stay unified - opinion
We cannot go back to a pre-October 7 world where we thought those on the other side of the political or religious aisle…
This is an extremely important article!
Indeed, we must not allow our instinctive inclinations, our inherently self-serving, self-justifying desires, and the mutual distrust and animosity to tear us apart again when the unity and mutual solidarity from common pain and grief wanes.
The problem is that we would need to keep and constantly strengthen our unity above and against our inherent nature and everything that “normally” separates us.
We need common goals and unique education to help us understand our inherent nature, the so-called “unfounded and egoistic hatred towards others” that drives each and every human being, and learn how to exist and act above and against this instinctive negative force in us without suppressing it.
Obviously, we have our common goal of collective survival, effective defense, and deterrence against our enemies. But as we already know, this is not enough.
But we have a much greater and deeper goal and purpose, for which Jews were “chosen,” and we keep forgetting.
We have to become the shining example of this “supernatural” — above instinctive human nature — unity, which is the key to continuing human survival against our inherent egoistic selves.
By remembering and reviving our own original method of unity above disunity, “brotherly love” above concomitant “unfounded hate,” we will find solutions to any problem and truly help “Tikkun Olam.”
This is difficult and constant work requiring constant attention, effort, and mutual support.