Two Rabbis - One Shul
Truth demands integrity; peace requires compromise. Torah insists on both, hence a team was needed for the making of a people -- not an individual. Moshe rarely enjoyed public support; his method, leadership qualifications, and integrity were regularly challenged, and accusations of nepotism drained him. Aaron was rarely taken to task, and then only because of his association with you-know-who.
The brothers' dichotomy did not abate with their deaths; the turnout at Aaron's funeral nearly doubled Moses's. Not surprisingly, it was only upon Moshe's passing that despair threatened the people. But while Aaron's popularity earned him a larger funeral, Moshe's instruction earned him the role of leader. Aaron's passing evoked mourning; Moshe's passing created a terrifying void.
Leadership, like money, is appreciated when you don't have it. We need our Aarons and we need our Moshes . One without the other is unbalanced. If we favor the peace over truth because peace does not demand of us and truth does, we will get neither.
Throughout our Torah Parsha this week, we watch their interplay and interdependence. Such a harmonious balance, endures.
Have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos!
(excerpts from chabad.org - Rabbi Shimon Posner)