The men who are elected to this institution must give up their careers, their salaries, and their homelands. Past members have given up successful lifelong careers in engineering, physics, business, the arts and more. They have left behind their extended families and communities to move to Israel. In Israel they often live in humble homes, with modest furnishings, and they spend nearly 24-hours a day under constant scrutiny of the Baha’i community around the world. It is a job that demands constant attention to detail, voluminous reading and study, and the continuous regulation of one’s ego. They have little time to sleep, nonetheless spend with family.

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