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Shevat 13, 5772, 2/6/2012
Couldn't pass this up! I want you to watch this short video clip.
If you were a parent, and you had a few children, and each child had his own talents, challenges and personality, would you not want them to get along and love each other anyway? Of course you would! This is what G-d wants from us. He wants His children to love each other. He wants them to love each other, work together, and compliment each other. Yes, they may be different, but they must still work on themselves to LOVE EACH OTHER.
We lost the Holy Temple because of sinat chinam (baseless hatred). And it is said, that every day that we do not have the Temple, it is because we are still committing this sin - no matter how justified we feel in 'hating' the other.
Tomorrow is the the holiday of Tu B'Shvat. It is the holiday of the new year for trees, the re-birth of life, the sign of the soon coming spring when one sees their nut and cherry trees all bare of leaves, but filled with budding flowers. Let us re-birth ourselves and start anew, loving our brothers who may be different. ---And all Mankind can learn from this. All of us, Jew and Gentile, Black and White, Tall and short, brown or blue eyed, are all brothers and sisters in that we all stem from Noah, and before that, from our mother and father, Adam & Eve.
Let's break the cycle of what we think is 'justified' hatred, and learn to respect and love each other. The word 'love' being used as a verb, not an adjective. The feelings come, after we do the hard work.
Like it or not, we are all one family. Watch this video. Happy Tu B'Shvat!