An article in The Jerusalem Post:
Hamas-Israel war has reawakened Jewish spirit, unity - opinion
Often, the third generation loses its momentum, and the revolution grinds to a halt. But the current war with Hamas has…
“Being a Jew” from the very beginning means choosing unity over disunity, choosing “brotherly love” in that face of instinctive “unfounded hate.”
Being part of the “Nation of Israel” means committing to a mutual guarantee when each individual in the Nation becomes 100% and unconditionally responsible for each and every other member of the Nation.
All of the above is in our genes.
At the same time, for over 2000 years, we have lost the “taste” of the original unity and mutual guarantee. Being scattered among others, we took over their methods and lifestyles, accepting the blindly and instinctively self-serving, self-justifying, individualistic, and exploitative way of life “original Jews” rose above and went against.
When the external pressure rises, when we face collective danger, suffering, and grief, we instinctively reawaken our unity and mutual responsibility to safeguard our immediate survival. When the acute need lessens, we revert to being like everybody else and infight and even hate each other.
Our immediate and long-term survival depends on not only awakening but sustaining our unique unity and mutual guarantee — that is built and sustained above and against our inherent nature — as the next shock (and this is not even over yet) might be too strong to recover from.
Moreover, we are supposed to showcase and publicize our “supernatural” — above inherent nature — unity for everybody else, since that is the only method that can facilitate humanity’s long-term survival!