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Rabbi Steinsaltz: "A Jew doesn’t need a rabbi. "

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz said:

We cannot be imitators in everything that is real.

We cannot be just followers.

We are demanded, and especially our people are commanded, to be a Kingdom of Priests.

The point is that a priest doesn’t need another priest to officiate for him.

A Jew doesn’t need a rabbi. 

A Jew needs a personal connection with the “Boss,” with the Lord Himself.

As a person I am demanded, and as a Jew I am demanded, to have such a connection.

So I have one, and for me it’s a very personal one.

I have to have some kind of meeting with the essence of my being a Jew.

So I think that every one of us has at one point in his life to find out what is his or her basic connection.

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz