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Indivual Achievement

By: Julia Blinder

In this week's Parsha we read “this was Aharon and Moshe”.  Usually the Torah writes Moshe’s name before Aarons but here Aarons name was written first. This teaches us that Hashem viewed both of them equally. We all assume that Moshe was holier because he was the nation's leader and holy prophet but really he just had more missions which included more responsibilities. However, everyone has their own mission in life and therefore in Hashems eyes achievement and growth is measured individually.

In sem there is a tendency to want to grow and work on yourself to become the best person you could be but this leads to a constant feeling of comparing yourself to others and competition  is natural. One girl doing a huge chessed could be viewed just as important as someone else holding the door open for a friend. We shouldn’t be intimidated if we aren’t all accomplishing the same amount of material or if we aren’t taking on the same things this year, but instead you should all know that every one of you is viewed as an amazing holy and special girl in their own unique way. Be confident with what you’re comfortable with and don’t do something just because others are doing so. We should strive to be the best people we can be but all of our outcomes should be different and beautiful in their own way.