"Okay, dolphins," the swimming coach said. "Hold on to the railing and kick your legs." You could hear the fierce splashing as the boys kicked their legs in an effort to improve their front-crawl kicking technique.

Mr. Cohen felt it was important that the boys get extra swimming practice even though they already had a swimming lesson at school.

"Ben," Adam said, "did you tell the instructor that we already know how to swim?"

Adam had been enjoying the splashing but was starting to feel that he was wasting his time in the shallow end with boys who didn't even know how to swim.

"Yeah," Ben said. "At school we swim in the deep end and now they aren't even letting us swim in the shallow end!"

"We don't even need those lessons," Adam complained. "I understand that the other kids need this, but we finished with these exercises about two years ago."

"You know what," Ben said, "this must be how Korach felt."

"Why do you say that?" asked Adam.

"Don't you remember?" Ben said. "We learned in class how Korach felt that his generation was madder up of all powerful and holy people and they therefore didn't need leaders and priests?"

"Yes," Adam said, "I remember that. And he said that he understood that the Jewish people in later generations would need leaders and priests, but in his generation just they didn't need them."

"But," Adam said, "I don't remember what was wrong with his complaint. I mean, it makes a lot of sense to me. Take our situation: we don't need these exercises, so why do we have to go through them, even though we don't need them?"

"Well," Ben said "the problem is that however perfect we think we are, we still need to be humble and accept leadership, even if we think we don't need it. Leadership will help us develop more and more, in the right way."

"Hmmm," Adam said. "You mean to say that even if I knew the whole Torah, and I was a big scholar, I would still need to be humble and listen to what the rabbi says?"

"Yes," said Ben, "or the swimming instructor…"