There is a moment among the people of Israel right now where they have largely set aside their differences as their shared pain overshadows any negative sentiments. However, we need to recognize that such a form of unity is fragile and can revert to its former divisiveness in a matter of days.
When such changes in our social dynamics are influenced by external factors, like the recent terror attacks that made us come together, when these forces recede, the latent animosity within us resurfaces. We are deceiving ourselves if we think that our unity during trying times will sustain our growth.
Instead, we need to reset and rebuild our connections from scratch, free from external pressures. The decision to live in mutual connection should stem from our desire to be close, to experience genuine love and care for one another.
When in clashes of opinions among each other, we need to respect the opinion of the others and the people they represent. This mutual respect should guide our interactions in order to develop a more unified and harmonious environment. In other words, a strong unity requires a willingness to annul ourselves for the sake of uniting with others.