Train Story - Leadership - המנהיג כקטר

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Age: 8-16
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Estimated Time: 5 minutes

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Resource Goal
The power of leaders

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לאחת העיירות שבפולין הגיעה השמועה, שלמחרת תגיע הרכבת הראשונה.

בהגיע הרכבת, יצאו לקראתה כל בני העיירה וביניהם יצא גם אדמו"ר העיירה.

לא הסתפק האדמו"ר בראיה וניגש למשש בידיו את הרכבת. תמהו חסידיו לפשר התנהגותו

ושאלוהו על כך. השיב להם האדמו"ר:

"מכל דבר שבעולם יש ללמוד ולהפיק לקחים. ראיתי את הרכבת והנה הקרונות שבה קרים כקרח, אך הקטר היה חם ולוהט, והסיק את המסקנה:

אם העומד בראש – חם הוא,

יש בכוחו לגרור אחריו רבים,

שהם כשלעצמם קרים כקרח".

 

There was once a small town in Poland who came to hear that the next day the first train will reach their town.

All the town’s people came out to see it when it came, and amongst them was the chief rabbi of that town. The rabbi was not satisfied with only seeing the train, and up close he came to touch the train with his hands. His students, puzzled by the rabbi’s behavior, asked him what he was doing. Answered the rabbi:

“From everything in this world we have to learn and derive ideas. I saw the train, and its cars were icy cold, but the front car, the one which moves the others, was fiery hot; therefore I concluded the following:

“If the leader is hot, he has in his power to pull many after him,

even if those. In turn, are cold as ice”.

  

 



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