First of all, I want to apologize, because I won’t write about any environmental topic. I just want to refer to the situation in Israel, that we have been living in the last couple of weeks. Our brothers and sisters that either were killed, or are suffering after the trauma, deserve this words.
Every situation that we live has a meaning, an underline message. Of course there is no way to understand why that specific family (Z.L) from Itamar was brutally killed, or why the victims of the terrorist attack at the bus stop were there, but still, we must ask ourselves, what our Creator wants from us, what’s the message here for Am Israel. In other words, what do we have to do in order to repair this, to live in peace. Everywhere around the globe the message is the same; rabbi’s speeches, Facebook posts, e-mails that I got from friends in Israel… We all agree that the most important thing to do is to increase our unity, to become closer to each other, to love and help our fellow jew.
Our sages teach us that the second Beis Hamikdash (Temple) was destroyed because of Sinas Chinam (free hatred), so the only way to do our tikkun (reparation) is throught Ahavas Chinam (free love) and Achdus (unity). And every time that Am Israel suffer, since then, is part of the same thing, the same galus (excile). Thus, when we experience this kind of national disasters, instead of keep asking why for thousand of times, we should realize that the best thing we could do is to increase our unity as a nation, to focus more on our similarities rather than our differences.
And that’s exactly what Jewcology is all about. We all come from different corners of the globe, from different backgrounds, different politic views and different ways of living our Judaism. But beyond all that, we are united by a common vision, by a collective dream: to share and learn and educate about our Jewish responsibility to protect the environment. We all come together in this virtual space because we believe that by joining our efforts, we could make this world a better place. Jewcology is a living example of unity, and thus, I encourage all of us, to take this model to our daily life, getting closer to each other and loving our fellows despite the differences.