"There are three partners in man ... his father supplies the seed of the white substance out of which are formed the child's bones, sinews, nails, brain and the white in his eye. His mother supplies the seed of the red substance (mazra'at odem) out of which is formed his skin, flesh, hair and black of his eye. G-d gives him the soul and breath, beauty of features, eyesight, hearing, speech, understanding, and discernment. When his time comes to depart this world, G-d takes his share and leaves the shares of his mother and father with them" - Niddah 31a; cf. She'iltot, Yitro, 56; Leviticus Rabbah 14.5 (on Psalms 27:10).
In short, we are all literally the Children of HaShem, whether we choose to act like it or not.
Hillel the Elder said, "Be of the disciples of Aaron, loving peace and pursuing peace, loving your fellow creatures and bringing them close to the Torah." (Pirkei Avot 1:12) - http://www.shechem.org/torah/avot.html
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