A humble leader

In the Haftorah of Parshas Vayigash, it says that “David, my servant, will be a prince for them forever.” The Frierdiker Rebbe explains that Moshiach will be called David, for David Hamelech, even though he was a king, epitomized true humility. Similarly, Moshiach, even though he will be the greatest of men, learning Torah with Moshe Rabbeinu and the Avos, will exemplify absolute humility and will learn as well with the simplest of people. Being that all the revelations that will take place when Moshiach comes are dependent on our actions in Galus, it is understood that we too must teach Torah to simple people. We need to teach with utmost humility, focusing on the student we’re teaching rather than what’s in it for us. This will be a catalyst for the fulfillment of the promise that “My servant David will be a prince for them forever” – with the coming of Moshiach now!


A dose of humility will bring about the coming of the most humble leader – Moshiach himself.