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Can you hear their voices?

The next generation of Israeli leadership can not yet be seen, but it can be heard, Op-ed.

Can you hear their voices?

We need to get rid of the inferiority complex

Why Our First and Greatest Leader Never Ate Schmaltz Herring.

We need to get rid of the inferiority complex

Leading a nation

A leader's strength is in redirecting behavior, turning a snake into a staff.

Leading a nation

IDF soldiers are our future leaders

When we look for our future leaders, we should begin with the IDF's brave soldiers. Opinion.

IDF soldiers are our future leaders

Reuben and Judah: A psychological profile

What does it mean to be a leader?

Reuben and Judah: A psychological profile

And when the leader's time is ended...

Sensitivity to life's passages is seen in the Torah when it tells us about the Levites. Moshe Rabbeinu's farewell is a portrait of aging.

And when the leader's time is ended...

The Torah of Leadership: Climb every mountain

Right before the tribes were to break up and climb their respective mountains, the Israelites heard a surprising announcement.

The Torah of Leadership: Climb every mountain

The Passing of a chief disciple of Rav Yitzchok Hutner

Rav Schechter's passing is not just the changing of an era but is the closing of an era. Tribute to an inspiring leader and Talmid Chacham.

The Passing of a chief disciple of Rav Yitzchok Hutner

“I ain’t no false prophet - I just know what I know...."

There are false leaders everywhere. Will we believe in them and give them power or not?

“I ain’t no false prophet - I just know what I know...."

Tisha b’Av: A good leader gives us hope

Although the nation is facing numerous challenges, Moshe gives them hope, and what a wonderful message that is for all of us.

Tisha b’Av: A good leader gives us hope

Why are we in Ukraine?

It is all about the leaders who play with our world, the people be damned. This is not America's war, it is Biden's war. Op-ed.

Why are we in Ukraine?

The zealous leader

Thoughts on Parshat Pinchas.

The zealous leader

Chukat-Balak (Diaspora):Why not hit the rock?

What is the real sin of Moses and Aaron that keeps them from entering the land?

Chukat-Balak (Diaspora):Why not hit the rock?

When did Moshe Rabbeinu’s death process begin?

The demise of Moshe and Aharon was predicated on a reality.that we face today.

When did Moshe Rabbeinu’s death process begin?

Betrayal: The Failure of American Jewish Leadership

Charles Jacobs and Avi Goldwasser's collection of essays that tell it like it is, is frightening - and long overdue. Review.

Betrayal: The Failure of American Jewish Leadership

Ben-Gvir spars with Gantz, Lapid

The National Security Minister's post explaining why he remains in the government brought a rash of criticisms from the opposition leaders.

Ben-Gvir spars with Gantz, Lapid

Leadership is synonymous with sin - don't fear making mistakes

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.—Max Lucado

Leadership is synonymous with sin - don't fear making mistakes

Cease fire, now!

What kind of nadir will we sink to here before our leaders start to calm things down? And will we credit those who achieve that calm?Op-ed.

Cease fire, now!

Ki Tisa: The buck stops here

In our parshah, we have two examples of the buck stops here. Purim has another.

Ki Tisa: The buck stops here

Sacred work - bringing people together

Leaders have to bring people together, especially those with disparate interests and backgrounds, to work towards a common purpose.

Sacred work - bringing people together

Cursing the Leader/Blessing the Leader

“The cruel reality of leadership is that when things go wrong, you take a disproportionate amount of the blame.”

Cursing the Leader/Blessing the Leader

Confusion and control: Thoughts on Parshat Beshalach

The best leaders make everyone smarter.

Confusion and control: Thoughts on Parshat Beshalach

Leadership and the prayer community Thoughts on Parshat Bo

Crisis makes leaders and breaks leaders.

Leadership and the prayer community  Thoughts on Parshat Bo

What did the Jews do wrong?

The Torah does not describe to us the process by which the situation so radically changed for Jews in Egypt. Nor how Moshe grew to lead.

What did the Jews do wrong?

What does it mean to be a leader?

The moral paradox embodied by Jacob in his final moments, as he moves the gift of kingship from Reuben to Judah, is astonishing.

What does it mean to be a leader?

Requiem for a descending star

a number of factors have led world leaders to the conclusion that America no longer has the will to fight to defend its own interests.Op-ed

Requiem for a descending star

Attracted to problems: Parashat Miketz

Sometimes it’s hard to understand what activities and traits distinguish a leader from a follower.

Attracted to problems: Parashat Miketz

The Torah of Leadership (Vayishlach): The Gift

When Esau said to Jacob, “I have enough,” was he rejecting Jacob’s gifts or was there a deeper message?

The Torah of Leadership (Vayishlach): The Gift

Toldot: The lies of leadership

This week’s Torah reading, Toldot, paints dishonesty with words rather than images

Toldot: The lies of leadership

Our first leader

The command of 'Lech lecha' is spoken constantly by God to everyone, but Avram, our leader, actually heard, internalized, and acted upon it.

Our first leader

Who will lead the State of Israel?

This year's singing on Rosh Hashannah of 'All who believe He.. appoints kings" has special meaning during an election period. Op-ed.

Who will lead the State of Israel?

Pinchas (Diaspora):Great leaders care about their flock

The mark of a true leader is somebody who is there in the interests of those who they are serving.

Pinchas (Diaspora):Great leaders care about their flock

The fall of Boris Johnson

The question for voters in the UK, US and Israel is whether a leader’s gifts are more important than character flaws, or vice versa.

The fall of Boris Johnson

NO to additional Elections!

There is nothing to be gained by elections. It is the duty of the leadership to implement the people's desire for a right wing gov't. Op-ed.

NO to additional Elections!

On Leaders and War: Post Ukraine transformation in the West

We have the opportunity to make the post-Ukraine world a better one with better values and ideologies and leadership by better people. Op-ed

On Leaders and War: Post Ukraine transformation in the West

Shmini: The most important ingredient for great leadership

At the crucial moment, the nation's spiritual leader holds back from approaching the altar. What was holding him back?

Shmini: The most important ingredient for great leadership

Who will Israel's next leader be?

When the day comes and Netanyahu retires, who could be the person to take over and what should we be looking for in him? Opinion.

Who will Israel's next leader be?

Isolated, yet together

There is much to learn from this pandemic about family cohesivenes and leadership on all levels.

 Isolated, yet together

A crisis of Leadership, Governance, and Sovereignty

The fracas in the Knesset, the “Electricity Law,” Yair Golan’s diatribe, the destruction in Ḥomesh, the loss of trust. Opinion.

A crisis of Leadership, Governance, and Sovereignty

The empty suit at the head of the table

Every leader requires three things to succeed: core convictions, experience and public support. Unfortunately, Bennett lacks all three.Op-ed

The empty suit at the head of the table

Leadership methods regarding public issues

Barricading within their own camp caused some rabbis to forfeit Torah values such as settling the Land, natural sciences, and the IDF.

Leadership methods regarding public issues

It is up to the “Deplorables” to save America

The Deplorables are steeped in a wisdom that has completely eluded their elite leaders: common sense. They are our only hope. Opinion.

It is up to the “Deplorables” to save America

Ha'azinu: The special quality of Moshe Rabbeinu’s vision

Am Yisrael’s leadership upon entering the Land was in the hands of Yehoshua, but it remained rooted in the spiritual leadership of Moshe.

Ha'azinu: The special quality of Moshe Rabbeinu’s vision

Leaders learn

Biblical kings had prophets to guide them, but they continued to learn. That is the mark of a statesman rather than a politician.

Leaders learn

Defining reality

We are a small nation. We are smaller than many of our neighbouring nations. But we are different.

Defining reality

To lead is to listen - Eikev 5781

In Judaism we do not see God; we hear God. To listen to God is to be open to God.and that is what Moses is saying throughout Devarim.

To lead is to listen - Eikev 5781

Dov Hikind: Why won't Dem leaders denounce Ilhan Omar?

Jewish activist responds to Ilhan Omar's latest controversial statements, wondering why leaders of the Democratic Party are again silent.

Dov Hikind: Why won't Dem leaders denounce Ilhan Omar?

Palestinian Arab leaders sacrifice health for propaganda

Can Physicians for Human Rights, J Street et all stand by while Palestinian Arabs' health is endangered by its leadership? Op-ed.

Palestinian Arab leaders sacrifice health for propaganda

Poll: GOP leadership not conservative enough for party base

Democrats polled also hold similar views about their party's liberal base versus leadership.

Poll: GOP leadership not conservative enough for party base

Israeli leaders address Yom Hazikaron on social media

Politicians from the entire political spectrum take to social media their thoughts on Israel's Remembrance Day.

Israeli leaders address Yom Hazikaron on social media

Leadership: The courage of identity crises

Leaders must have the strength to know what they cannot be if they are to have the courage to be truly their best selves.

Leadership: The courage of identity crises

Ki Tissa: How leaders fail

There is an apocryphal quote attributed to several politicians: “Of course I follow the party. After all, I am their leader.”

Ki Tissa: How leaders fail

Jewish Home leader: I believe Bennett will be PM

Hagit Moshe gives her views on recent polls and the states of the political arena.

Jewish Home leader: I believe Bennett will be PM

A naton of leaders

Doing the math in Jethro's suggestion to Moses, we realize that 1 in every 8 adult male was expected to undertake a form of leadership role.

A naton of leaders

30 mayors and local officials arrested in bribery probe

A wide-ranging investigation into fraud in the education system has been brought to a close with a spate of highly-placed arrests.

30 mayors and local officials arrested in bribery probe

Bennett: I was brought up to lead all of Israel

Yamina party leader says that he intends to represent the entire nation, not just one faction.

Bennett: I was brought up to lead all of Israel

Shulmanim leader joins Bennett

Self-employed Protest head announces he joined Yamina: 'In conversation with Netanyahu, I discovered everyone's to blame.'

Shulmanim leader joins Bennett

Sa'ar not keen on joint run with Bennett

Gideon Sa'ar believes a union with Bennett will not guarantee additional seats for the combined list.

Sa'ar not keen on joint run with Bennett

Bennett rips 'bitter' journalists for attacks on Sheldon Adelson

Naftali Bennet defends the late Sheldon Adelson, saying he invested in the Jews of the world.

Bennett rips 'bitter' journalists for attacks on Sheldon Adelson

Gantz says Netanyahu is holding Israel hostage

Benny Gantz says that as he will do what he must to see Netanyahu prosecuted.

Gantz says Netanyahu is holding Israel hostage