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Two Jews, One Soul

6 Tishrei, 5743 • September 23, 1982

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Two Jews, One Soul: 6 Tishrei, 5743 • September 23, 1982

Every Jew, regardless of his background or situation, is “truly a part of G-d above,” for “we all share one Father.” But differences of opinion and outward appearances may sometimes obscure this unity. Therefore, we are commanded to “love your fellow” specifically, “as yourself,” bringing this unity to the fore.
Lubavitcher Rebbe
Two Jews, One Soul
6 Tishrei, 5743 • September 23, 1982
Disc 22, Program 86

Event Date: 6 Tishrei 5743 - September 23, 1982

Every Jew, regardless of his background or situation, is “truly a part of G-d above,” for “we all share one Father.” But differences of opinion and outward appearances may sometimes obscure this unity. Therefore, we are commanded to “love your fellow” specifically, “as yourself,” bringing this unity to the fore.

The Talmud explains: The Jewish people are one body. Although one limb may be separate and different from another, their shared essence transcends their differences. They all share the same life-blood, and a disruption of circulation in one part of the body threatens the health and vitality of the whole.

It is not enough simply to know we are all one; it must permeate a Jew’s every thought, deed and action. “And the rest of Torah,” as the Talmud says, “is merely a commentary” on how to express this oneness.

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