AND OUR COUNSELORS AS AT THE BEGINNING
‘כבתחלה’, ‘at the beginning’, denotes precedence in time. At the inception of our nation, great men were needed to lay down the foundation for the Nation of Hashem. A ‘Moshe’ was needed in order that the people of Hashem be willing and deserving to receive the Torah. He, along with Aharon and Miriam, and then Yehoshua and all the great leaders that followed, instituted takanos, practices, and precedents that are still with us today. If only we could once again have leaders and teachers as in the beginning, who could guide us as they did then, to create a true and loyal nation of Hashem.