Yehudah GlickThe writer is Director of Overseas Programming of Yeshivat Otniel, where he studied when it was established over 25 years ago and has an M.A. degree from Touro College. He made Aliyah to Israel with his family in 1974, is chairman of the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation.
The Book of Judges can be characterized as the story of
"The People of Israel Striving for Leadership".
Moses and Joshua are gone, the land that was conquered has been divided among the tribes and enemies abound, but there is no central leader, just courageous individuals who arise temporarily to judge and lead the people.
This week we are studying Judges chapter 13 dealing with
Samson the Final Judge