If kol Israel is a patriarchal tribal family, why do we act like the divided denominations?
Why do we not understand #familyfirst ? How is it that every little ministry is all about their turf instead of the bigger, much bigger picture of unity? And, FAMILY?
A ‘denominator’ is a divider! And, denominationalism puts focus on the things that divide us.
Do we understand that Yah is restoring the House of Jacob? (Is. 2:5) Can we not see beyond Shabbat fellowship into the rest of the week when commerce, education, farming, interaction, etc all take place and act as a family? #shopfamilyfirst
Where are the family members focused on gathering, banding together, functioning as a family?
Where are the Torah businesses that move beyond tzitziot and wall hangings? (See Durable Trades post) Where are the men pooling resources and skills/talents to build beyond the oneg chit chat circle?
We can choose denominationalism, or we can drop the ‘denomi’ and simply press into NATIONALISM. The House of Jacob, kol Israel, #familyfirst ….
[For those interested in talking more on this topic, besides the comments section, consider joining thetorahnetwork.com and joining the Economic Development group or the Real Money group. Also, consider developing skills that will generate products that benefit and can be sold to all, but draw profit, business, and skills into the family circle.]