“We must love every Jew” much reminds me of “We must fully repent.” These both are nice goals for on our deathbeds but for everyday life, they are as extreme as unattainable for most people. Let’s start smaller.
How about just lowering the flames?
When yet another Israeli declares that all others are terrible (with details) and he’s creating a new political party, let’s not get all excited. Don’t read all the junk. Don’t declare your loyalty to any animosity. Our good deed will be to vote for the for us best candidate, not to slander all the others.
When a boy tragically died in a confrontation between youths and police, do we need to take sides and get all heated up about ‘who killed him’? We have courts and lawyers. Let them do their jobs. It’s bad enough he died. Is he revived (or gaining virtue) by us hating one side or the other?
People who violate lockdown aren’t just ultra-Orthodox, non-religious, younger, older, working-age, etc. In every group, some people assume that they are above the law, above the forces of nature, or more entitled than others. Let us not strengthen our prejudices against ‘other’ Jews.
But them, they are like enemies of the Jews and Israel. Look who’s talking! You ruin everything we built. You built? We built, you mean. Reb Shlomo says: Israel’s like a bird, needing two wings to fly. A left and a right one.
Remember, many people are dedicated and passionate about hating Jews who would like all of us to die. That means that we are all on the same side. It’s not them Jews against us Jews. We’re all in the same boat.
(When you’d ask why Jews would be commanded to love every Jew and not every person, there are many good answers. First of all, Jews must respect every person. Secondly, it’s so easy to ‘love everyone.’ Now, try loving those close to us. Lastly, many Jews live under a lot of pressure (from Jew-hatred). The knee-jerk response is to fight each other. And the role of Gentiles in this? More than just loving us, foster Jewish unity.)
Instead of ‘trying to love every Jew,’ let’s first of all, lower the flames.
When we do that, I’m sure the Satan does the same.