Sedra VaYeTse, 120 Words, Achdus – Unity
Gd promotes peace amongst stones. He wants them not to bicker over who will be closest to Yakov’s Head.
Gd intervenes. A miracle – Many stones fuse into a single stone. [Rashi 28:11]
But they remained just as distant from Yakov’s head.
Was it a miracle that the fusion stopped the bickering?
The stones were not fighting for their own glory. They were united in purpose and the miracle was but a reflection of their unity.
Heart tissue pulsates, but for life, they must synchronise.
Not being at table 1 is an insult only because I see myself as a competitor. The stones were not competitors but fully united in a single purpose.
SinAs Chinam, is wrongly translated as baseless hatred.
SinAs Chinam is INDIFFERENCE; when we lack a single united purpose.
When we share a single purpose, we can all miraculously fit comfortably into the Temple: we are all equally close at Mount Sinai.
It is not miracles that bring unity but unity that promotes miracles.