Does unity create community? I’m not sure. Maybe it’s community that creates unity. But what is unity? Certainly not uniformity. Certainly conformity. It seems to me that true unity can be found in the things that bind us to one another. Our shared values, our shared hopes and dreams. Our shared fears and concerns. Our shared commitment to making the world a better place.
Rabbi Micah Lapidus, Ed.D. is the director of Jewish and Hebrew Studies at The Davis Academy.