Whilst listening to the very worrying news this week from Israel, I was reflecting on how the world is in such an interconnected place. Events that take place in one part of the world have ramifications internationally. Additionally, if there is one fact that we all now accept as a result of the Covid pandemic, it is that we are all one world. One connected, unique and precious world. We have now come to the realisation that we are all members of society and we need to feel a responsibility for each other.
Shavuos is a time to think about social and communal responsibility. A time to think about each other and the wider world and our place within it. The image of the Jewish people gathered as a community at Har Sinai is a resonant one: it also reminds us that we are more likely to be successful if we work together.
Have a good Shabbos and a yom tov and PG may there be peace and healing in the world.
Mrs D Lebrett