Tag Archives: Leadership

Pinchas: Passing the Torch

Succession planning. It’s the mark of a real leader, and Moses is nothing if not a real leader. As Dr. Hal Lewis, President and CEO of Spertus Institute wrote, “Moses sets the standard for all those involved in Jewish communal … Continue reading

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Korach: False populism

Rav lachem.  (Num 16:3) You have gone too far. Or as Rashi (11th c France) translated, “You have too much” Or, as Ibn Ezra (12th c Spain) translated, “You have enough.” Here’s the setting: Korach, a Levite like Moses and … Continue reading

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Emor: Perfection ain’t for the weak, but it is for this week

Perfection is boring.  That’s what we imperfect people say, isn’t it?  God, however, prefers it, and God gets to do that because God is, well….God.  Imperfect people on the other hand, take great comfort in the concept of “b’tzelem elohim” … Continue reading

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