May Hashem speedily guard, rescue, heal and comfort all our Jewish brothers and sisters across Eretz Yisrael at this tragic time.
“He was King in Yeshurun when the leaders were gathered, when the tribes were united” (Deuteronomy 33:5)
On Simchat Torah, yesterday, as the horrifying events unfolded, we read the last portion of the Torah before starting again with the first.
Therefore, we read Moshe Rabbeinu’s final message exhorting the Jewish people to remain unified before going on to read how Hashem created humanity in His own image which is the foundation of moral equality and the right to life.
It teaches us that Israelis and Jews around the world must urgently set aside our differences and unite as a precondition to our very survival.
We have many important issues to work out, but we should do so together as one people in a fraternal manner that does not, G-d forbidden, embolden our enemies.