Bibi, please ask yourself – WWMD?

Bibi, I really want to give you the benefit of the doubt, that your decisions are for the sake of our country.

But today was the third time we voted for a government in the last 12 months, all I see are headlines that sound like kindergarteners who wont share the crayon box and in videos of the Knesset activities, everyone talks and no one listens.

And in a strange and glorious turn of events, today, the day that we are (trying) to choose leadership in modern day Israel is also the Yartzheit (anniversary of the death) of Moshe (Moses), the greatest leader in Jewish history.

Moshe Rabeinu (our teacher) became a leader because of his genuine humility, and sensitivity and care towards all people and animals.

He wasn’t looking for power.

And when he did have it he was willing to give it all up, multiple times, because his people were at risk of being destroyed. He knew he was only a leader insofar as he had a people.

They were his be all and end all.

They were the reason he was a leader, not the other way around.

Bibi, I can’t begin to imagine the amount of pressure you are under and the toxic system that you are working within, but I’m asking you to rise above it.

I challenge you to reach into your soul, reflect deeply, and do something different.

You can change the paradigm in our government.

You can rise above it.

Remember that you are only a leader because there are a people trust you to have their best interests in mind at all times.

Who trust that you are introspective and that you do whatever you can to retain humility in the face of power.

So I ask you to be radical; to stop leading from fear and instead lead from deep humility, internal strength, compassion and care.

If you can’t yet, but you’re genuinely trying to be a better leader, we’ll see it.

But if you cant do this, the please step down.

We need a real leader

We need a Moshe Rabeinu.

So ask yourself, what would Moshe do?

About the Author
Raizel Druxman is a writer and a recent addition to this amazing country we call home. She landed here in January 2013 after a 5-month excursion in Southeast Asia and the Far East and is always seeking new ways to connect to people and encourage Jews of all stripes to love each other. Raised among the mountains, lakes and trees of Seattle, she is now trying to find peace in the alleys of Nachlaot.
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