Cheshvan 18, 5766 | November 20, 2005 at Chabad of San Francisco
On the High Priest’s breastplate, 12 precious stones were set. Each stone represented not only one of the twelve tribes of Israel but also one of the twelve general apptitudes that characterize the makeup of every human being. The High Priest was the model educator as he was able to identify each “student’s” apptitude by the holy stones on his breastplate. To be an educator requires that we too learn to identify our students’ special gifts, which they need to complete their life’s journey.