Shabbat Parshat Acharei Mot – From the world of influencers

We read in Parshat Achrei Mot Chapter 16 Pasuk 17: 

וְכׇל־אָדָ֞ם לֹא־יִהְיֶ֣ה ׀ בְּאֹ֣הֶל מוֹעֵ֗ד בְּבֹא֛וֹ לְכַפֵּ֥ר בַּקֹּ֖דֶשׁ עַד־צֵאת֑וֹ וְכִפֶּ֤ר בַּעֲדוֹ֙ וּבְעַ֣ד בֵּית֔וֹ וּבְעַ֖ד כׇּל־קְהַ֥ל יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

“When he (Aharon HaKohen, the High Priest) goes in the Shrine to make expiation, nobody else shall be in the Tent of Meeting until he comes out, when he has made expiation for himself and his household, and for the whole congregation of Israel”.

Why does the Torah go into this detail, rather than just saying He shall effect expiation or atonement (כפרה) for all and everybody, as indeed the Pasuk concludes?

Perhaps it teaches us that even when people reach a high position in life, and feel responsible for big projects, many depending employees, a large corporation etc.  they should not forget the right order of priorities.

Look at yourself and at what needs correction. Subsequently, look to put right any matters within your own family and your surroundings, and only thereafter, you may be entitled to influence others and advance your thoughts to the wider world. 

Shabbat Shalom and Chodesh tov!

Rabbi Chaim Michael Biberfeld