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  • Pinchas (5774) – Lessons of a Leader

    Pinhas contains a mini-essay on leadership, as Moses confronts his own mortality and asks God to appoint a successor. The great leaders care about succession. In Chayei Sarah we see Abraham instruct his servant to find a wife for Isaac… read more
  • Pinchas (5773) – On Parents and Teachers

    Just beneath the surface of today’s this week’s parshah is an exceptionally poignant story. It occurs in the context of Moses’ prayer that God appoint a successor as leader of the Jewish people. One hint is given in the words… read more
  • Pinchas (5772) – The Zealot

    With Pinchas a new type enters the world of Israel: the zealot. “Pinchas son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, has turned My anger away from the Israelites by being zealous with My zeal in their midst so that… read more
  • Pinchas (5771) – Pacing Change

    Embedded in this week’s parsha is one of the great principles of leadership. The context is this: Moses, knowing that he was not destined to lead the next generation across the Jordan into the promised land, asked God to appoint… read more
  • Pinchas (5770) – The Pace of Change

    The passage (Num 27: 12-23) in which G-d tells Moses to prepare for death, and Moses, in response, asks G-d to appoint a successor, is full of interest for what it tells us about leadership. Indeed when Moses is confronted… read more
  • Pinchas (5769) – Influence and Power

    Knowing that he is about to die, Moses turns to G-d and asks him to appoint a successor: Moses said to the Lord, “May the Lord, G-d of the spirits of all mankind, appoint a man over this community to… read more
  • Pinchas (5768) – The Crown Everyoone Can Wear

    Midrash is, among other things, the ability to listen to the Torah’s silences. Sometimes they contain great dramas. What is the meaning of Abraham’s silence as he rides for three days with Isaac, toward the mountain and the great trial?… read more
  • Pinchas (5767) – On Parents and Teachers

    JUST BENEATH THE SURFACE of today’s this week’s parshah is an exceptionally poignant story. It occurs in the context of Moses’ prayer that God appoint a successor as leader of the Jewish people. One hint is given in the words… read more
  • The Courage to Grow – A message for Yom Kippur

    I vividly remember the surprise and delight I had when I first read Jane Austen’s Emma. It was the first time I have read a novel in which you see a character changing over time. Emma is an intelligent young… read more
  • Korach (5772) – The Leader as Servant

    Korach had a point. “You have gone too far! The whole community is holy, every one of them, and the Lord is with them. Why then do you set yourselves above the Lord’s assembly?” (Num. 16: 3). At the heart… read more