LOVE AND RESPECT
Can we find each other as ahi despite different backgrounds, lifestyles and viewpoints?
The Talmud accepts completely opposite viewpoints as equally valid theoretically as in the difference of opinion about lighting Hanukah candles between Shamai and Hillel. Shamai’s proposal makes sense conceptually since all the oil was available on the first night, but Hillel’s is more aesthetic and spiritual, brightening the world by adding more light. Jewish practice goes according to Hillel with the hope that in the messianic age when the world is so full of light, that Shamai’s more conceptually valid way could be followed.