This post is dedicated in memory of Shlomo ben Aryeh Zalman. May it be an aliyah for his neshama.
By: Shayna Chana
We see from this example how quick people are to forget the past and make the same mistake. As the old saying goes, "Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it." So even though the generation chose to ignore the mesorah they have and try to 'defeat' or otherwise act up against the Creator of the World, because they were unified in their mission, G-d chose not to destroy them. Instead, he struck them down with new languages, 70 in all, and spread the people around the planet, so they would no longer be able to easily unify for destructive purposes. We also see the power of unity. It's such a rare thing for everyone to agree easily on anything. G-d valued this ability to cooperate, so it's something we should recognize as important. Let us all be able to communicate with those around us, Even if it feels like they are speaking another language, and work to be unified in our lives for Mitzvot, what G-d values as good.