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September 21, 2014 / 26 Elul, 5774
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The Peace-Loving Principal

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He was asked to start several communal projects for boys at risk. But as so often happens, just as the projects started to show fruit the money ran out and the mission had to be abandoned.

Then one day he received a call from the director of the second school in the town where he had previously ran his school. That school had continued but had never been as successful in enrolling children as Meir’s school, and they were now looking for a new principal. The job was his for the taking and would begin immediately. He didn’t need to be interviewed, nor were letters of recommendation required. The school had witnessed him at work and seen his success – and very importantly, it had observed his peace-loving, God-fearing character.

But it was probably the lasting impression he had made – closing his school without a word of contention – that most impressed the existing school. Meir was a role model for all educators.

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