|Lamentations: Kinah 1 - Line 10 Part Two|
|Written by Machberes Avodas Hashem|
“...for we have pursued gratuitous hatred.”: Maharal : “The Jewish People became a unified nation when they entered Israel with Joshua. We learn this from the fact that they were not responsible for each other’s
actions when they were in the desert. They only became responsible for one another after they entered Israel. The Hebrew word for responsible is “Arev” which also means to be mixed up together. They became one nation as they became unified with their land.”
We see from this Maharal how important the unity of the people is to their being unified with their land. When they were no longer unified they could not remain in the land.
The fact that the redemption was led by Moshe and Aharon was also intentional. Aharon was the one “who loved peace and chased after peace.” He prevented any fighting amongst the Jews. Moshe the leader, as king (the great unifier) unified them as a nation under God.” The gratuitous hatred of the Second Beis Hamikdash era was a rejection of the principles of redemption.