Posts tagged Leadership

D’varim (Words)

D'varim -words

Deuteronomy 1:1 to 3:22 A new book of Torah begins. The book is composed of the addresses Moses makes to the Israelites before they enter the Promised Land. This week we begin a new book of Torah. As with all the other books, it is known by both the Hebrew name, D’varim, which is translated […]

Vayigash (He approached)


Genesis 44:18 to 47:27 As the Joseph saga comes to its conclusion, we see two leaders emerge… The first, Judah is part of Israel’s family. He shows leadership by both repenting his past errors and confronting future problems. The second leader is Joseph, the first Jew in Diaspora. He becomes a national leader in his […]



Numbers 16:1 to 18:32 Korach states that “all the community are holy” and that leadership and decisions should be open to all. As a result of Korach’s actions he was punished by God. However, today these statements may be the direction of Jewish thought. And the kvetching continues …  It almost seems as if the […]

Pinchas – Torah In Haiku

Passing the baton

  ​G-d speaks to Moses … You disobeyed at Kadesh … Your days are numbered —- Moses speaks to G-d … I’ve got to pass the baton … Name a new leader —- G-d speaks to Moses … I have just the man for you … Joshua’s the one —- In Numbers 27:12-18, G-d reminds […]

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