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“The entire earth was of one language and uniform words… And the Lord descended to see the city and the tower that the sons of man had built. And the Lord said, they are one people, and they all have one language, and this is what they have commenced to do. Now, will it not be withheld from them, all that they have planned to do?”
In 2021, we are lacking one thing that the generation of the Tower of Babel had, and that is unity.
Yet, despite their unification, the generation of the Tower of Babel were severely misguided in their mission. Rather than channeling their strengths to make the world a better place, their mission was fueled by the desire for self-promotion and haughtiness. They were focused purely on exhibiting their might and power, and in no way fueled by values and goodwill.
“Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make ourselves a name.”
What about today? Why were there so many different companies competing for the vaccine instead of sharing the knowledge that is collectively accumulated? It’s simple, they all want to make a name for themselves, they all want to make it big. Why are countries not working together to solve starvation, sickness, and any other world issues? Because their values aren’t aligned, the urge for power is unfortunately greater than the urge to perfect the world.
We were put in this world to accomplish a mission. A mission of bringing Godliness into the world, creating a society that lives with God given values. We were given all the tools, wisdom, wealth, and resources to actually make this a reality. But we need to unite together for the greater good. If we do that, the sky is the limit as to what we can accomplish and achieve.
Rabbi Eitiel Goldwicht