Being A Mashpiah (1) Two Types Of Jewish Leadership
The first in a series of shmoozim (talks) - given to semicha students - on what it means to be a mashpiah (influencer) in a class-room, a shul, a home. What does it mean to guide so many different types, different worlds of Jewish souls. Two different sorts of love - conditional (father) and unconditional (mother). Based on the Maharal: Moshe and Aharon - the beginning of spiritual leadership of the Jewish nation. Why did Moshe Rabbeinu declare that he "could not speak?" The power of speech is an intermediary between the body and the soul. Moshe Rabbeinu's inability to clearly articulate to Bnei Yisrael. Aharon HaKohen's unconditional love for all Jews. Whose model of leadership does a mashpiah, a rebbi, a shul rav live by? The balance between being Hashem's messenger and our messenger.