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Leadership

Every person is expected to become a ‘ruler’ over his surroundings – to make it a proper dwelling place for G-d. At first, a person is ruler only over himself. Later, he becomes ‘ruler’ and leader of his family. Then he goes on to become a leader in his community and so on. At each stage he must accustom himself to place the new majority’s needs before the previous “individual’s” needs.
Leadership, Lubavitcher Rebbe
Leadership
Disc 31, Program 124

Event Date: 10 Shevat 5735 - January 22, 1975

Every person is expected to become a ‘ruler’ over his surroundings – to make it a proper dwelling place for G-d. At first, a person is ruler only over himself. Later, he becomes ‘ruler’ and leader of his family. Then he goes on to become a leader in his community and so on. At each stage he must accustom himself to place the new majority’s needs before the previous “individual’s” needs.

We see this also with my father-in-law, the Rebbe: When he became leader of Chabad-Lubavitch, he concerned himself with the needs of every Jew, without exception. He worked tirelessly, giving up vast amounts of time from his own personal Torah study, in order to help Jews of all backgrounds, and to ensure that every Jewish child would receive a solid Jewish education.

“His children must continue his life.” We must seek out the common good of all Jews, without exception. And ultimately, this will benefit the individual, as well.

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