Real Leadership – Korah 5782

  Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) wrote his masterpiece, The Prince, as a guide to political leaders who desired to attain power and retain it. Ever the realist, Machiavelli asserts that with power comes authority. Moreover, goodness and right are not sufficient...

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Humility – B’ha-alotekha 5782

As is typically the case, the nomination of cabinet members comes with a ceremony hosted by the American president in the White House rose garden.  In 1977, President Jimmy Carter took the podium to introduce four Jewish nominees, including Phillip Klutznick for the...

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Be an Example – Naso 5782

In the listing of the gifts presented by the leaders of each tribe on the day of the consecration of the Tabernacle, the gift of Netan-el ben Zuar of the tribe of Issakhar stands out from all the others.  What makes this gift exceptional is not its content, for all...

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Words to Live By

What lies behind you and what lies ahead of you pales in comparison to what lies inside you.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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