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Accepting the challenge of leadership


 ZBT Shabbat at Chabad was an incredibly fun and delicious experience. We spent some quality time with Rabbi Zev and his family, in addition to bonding with and welcoming in the new freshman class of ZBTs. Each Shabbat I always like to discuss some Torah and relate it to what's going on in our lives. 

Throughout the book of B'midbar, Moses speaks to the Israelites as they are nearing their journey through the desert. Throughout their journey to Eretz Yisroel, several generations come and go. In this past week's Torah portion, Nitzavim, Hashem renews the covenant with the new generation of B'nai Yisroel as they prepare to enter into the Promised Land. 

Just as generations passed and new generations of B'nai Yisroel emerged, generations of ZBTs have come and go through the University of Texas. Many great men have passed through this University that have worn the ZBT letters, and just as God renewed his covenant with his chosen people, we are, in a sense, renewing and creating a relationship with the next generation of ZBT leaders that we have chosen. 

Not only in regards to ZBT but to all incoming students, it is our duty, as leaders of the University, to educate and welcome them to the school, to Chabad, to Greek Life, and to the surrounding community. 

Shabbat Shalom and L'Shanah Tovah Tikatevu. 

Ethan Frank is a sophomore.

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