A unique and prestigious residential project in now being built in Mekor Haim Street in Jerusalem.
The other was nothing but character. He was a humble servant of his people. He felt he wasn’t worthy. He shunned honor and cared only about the feelings of others, be they man or animal.
One was a leader. One was a follower. Moses and Pharaoh.
Which one reminds you of the current slate of candidates?
About the Author: Rabbi Yerachmiel Seplowitz, a mohel (BrisRabbi.com) and chaplain in Monsey, NewYork, is a member of the executive committee of the Rabbinical Council of America. His blog on the weekly Torah portion can be read at TorahTalk.org.
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