With impending Israeli elections and so many occurrences in Jewish life where leadership is needed, wanted to offer some touching quotations on Jewish leadership and what matters.

“It’s not how much or how little you have that makes you great or small, but how much or how little you are with what you have.” Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch

“A human being must either climb up or climb down.” Talmud: Erubin, 21a

“This is what the Holy One said to Israel: My children, what do I seek from you? I seek no more than that you love one another and honor one another.” Tanna d’Bai Eliyahu

“The world says that time is money, but I say that money is time. In order to earn enough money to satisfy his desires, one must sacrifice inordinate amounts of time. For me, that sacrifice is too great.” Chofetz Chaim

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” Elie Wiesel

“To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don’t be.” Golda Meir

“People often avoid making decisions out of fear of making a mistake. Actually, the failure to make decisions is one of life’s biggest mistakes.” Rabbi Noah Weinberg

“I believe that the will of the people is resolved by a strong leadership. Even in a democratic society, events depend on a strong leadership with a strong power of persuasion, and not on the opinion of the masses.” Yitzhak Shamir

Shabbat Shalom From New York!