This week in the Torah, we’re reading about the Tower of Babel. As the story goes, God was so unhappy at the bad behavior of a united humanity that God divided us by language and scattered us across the globe. Far be it for me to question the Almighty, but I don’t think the results were exactly as anticipated! Differences between groups of people (language, color, religion, etc.) might possibly make behavior better inside the group, but they definitely make it easier to treat “others” much worse. One of my favorite ideas in Shabbat services is that of the importance of understanding all humanity as children of the same God. Join us this weekend at services for a refresher in the universal nature of God. Shabbat shalom!