Only a person who is cognizant of the importance of the small details, who is aware of the dangers of slight mistakes, and who understands the broader ramifications of such small errors, possesses the integrity to accept such a responsible position. People who are leaders must be especially careful in this regard. If only one of the small “what ifs” happened on the night of April 14th, 1912 perhaps it would not have become “a night to remember,” but remained just “another night.”
Rabbi Dr. David Hertzberg is the principal of the Yeshivah of Flatbush Middle Division. Comments can be emailed to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.