"I can't understand why our annual dinner flopped. Before I left, I
arranged a great chairman, we had great honorees, and the timing was
"Well, the one you asked to be chairman felt that he wasn't deserving of
the honor, so he didn't do it."
At the "Burning Bush", when G-d wanted Moshe to take leadership of Bnei
Yisrael, Moshe adamantly declined because he felt that his brother Aaron
deserved it. G-d had Moshe take it, but took away the High Priesthood
which He was going to give Moshe also (Shemos Rabba 3:17). So, according
to the Rosh, since the Kohain Godol's (High Priest) garments are discussed
in Titzaveh, that's why it is the only Parsha since Moshe was born, until
Devorim (Deuteronomy), that Moshe's name is not mentioned!
Even though humility is a greatly valued Jewish trait, never let it
prevent you from doing what you are supposed to be doing. (Especially
since sometimes our "humility" is based on arrogance or laziness.)
Have a great Shabbos!!
Rabbi Chaim Flom
Text Copyright © 2008 by Rabbi Chaim Flom and