“For B’nei Yisrael, the nation close to Him” written in Shir HaShirim refers to Hashem’s great love and closeness with us. We are called Hashem’s ‘twin’ which expresses how Hashem shares the pain we might suffer.
We are even referred to as Hashem’s inheritance She’ereet Nachalato, an extension of His place and a sense of kingship with Him. Our pain is His pain and in many places in the Torah our pain is described as unbearable for Him to beset.
Yet, in order to hasten the redemption and enable the end of the exile, each of us must also feel the collective pain of the other and the pain of Hashem at the forefront of it all. In doing so, we come closer to Him and enable Him, so to speak, to put an end to it.
Feel and heal exercise:
Hashem wants us to unite as one, as we were and know we should be. Let’s make an effort to empathize with our fellow Jew.