December 16, 2021 / 12 Tevet, 5782 • Community Unity
Issue 697
Dedicated in loving memory of Mrs. Miriam Friedman

Unity in Community 

Jacob gave them all the blessings that he gave each one individually.

Genesis 49:28

Although we each have our unique roles in our Divine mission to make this world into G-d’s home, we are all involved to some extent in the roles played by others, as well. There are three increasingly effective ways that we can do this:

• We all focus exclusively on our personal tasks, but since we are working toward the same goal, we all share in the results of our separate accomplishments.

• We invite and encourage one another to participate occasionally in the personal activity that we emphasize.

• When we periodically engage in tasks other than our forte, we immerse ourselves in them just as fully as we do when we engage in our personal task.

Participating in each other’s endeavors fosters Jewish unity, making us worthy of G-d’s blessings, including—and especially—the ultimate blessing, the Messianic Redemption.

—from Daily Wisdom #1