While learning Pirkei Avot, a pre-teen TorahTutors student and her tutor noticed something that reminded them of something they’d learned not long before in the weekly parsha. (It’s also relevant to the upcoming holiday of Pesach!)
Avot 1:10 says, ”Sna et harabanut– Hate status.”
Moshe put in a lot of effort trying to “convince” Hashem that he was not the right one for the job of leading Bnei Yisrael out of Egypt. At first glance, one might think that Hashem would reject Moshe for his chutzpa, or perhaps his lack of confidence, or speech impediment.
But the tutor shared what she had learned years ago: that’s exactly why Hashem continues. Moshe’s humility was an essential character trait in a future leader of Am Yisrael. The more Moshe tries to back off, the more he proves himself to be a fitting leader.
A Tuesday TorahTutors Tidbit: Real Torah, from real TorahTutors sessions.