Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Moshe's Example to True Jewish Leaders

If one aspires to be a true Jewish leader who fights for what is best for The Jewish People, it is recommended that he look to Moshe Rabbeinu's example for guidance.

After all, HaShem picked Moshe to lead The B'nei Yisrael out of exile. Moshe is described as the person who is the most faithful person to HaShem. (Bamidbar: 12; 7) When he went to Paroh to ask that he free The B'nei Yisrael from Mitzrayim, he wasn't giving-in to the desires of Paroh, but rather acted based on The Command of HaShem and in line with what was in the best interest of The B'nei Yisrael. Paroh told Moshe that The B'nei Yisrael could leave to the midbar to serve HaShem but should leave his animals there. Moshe responded that not only would The B'nei Yisrael take their animals, but they would also take animals that Paroh would give to him. (Shmos: 10; 24 - 26)

The point is that on an individual basis and in leadership roles, the person should act in accordance with The Torah and not based on his personal desires that run contrary to The Torah.


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