Rabbis Aren’t Rock Stars, nor Are They the Pope

Rabbis shouldn’t strive to be on the front cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, for the best Jewish leaders are those whose lessons are so great that their personalities disappear.

When I was a teenager I wanted to be a rock star. I even bought a drum set and took private lessons to help me on that path. However, we all make priorities in life, and I prioritized academics, youth group involvement, and Shabbat observance, and my drumming never reached rock star-level talent.