For the last week I have been learning alongside a holy Jew. Except for the cordial good morning we have kept to ourselves. Yesterday our chavrusas didn’t arrive. We started up a warm and lively conversation and as expected, we found that we have more in common than not. We are both going through similar challenges and striving to forge a deeper connection with Hashem. We need to actively work at breaking the barriers that separate us and form real and meaningful connections with other Yidden, with more love and less judgement, in eager anticipation for the Geulah Shelaima.