Shoftim: Different Models of Leadership

Posted by Nechama Goldman Barash on August 22, 2017
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem: Weekly Parsha Podcast, Shoftim


What is the ideal model of leadership and what does God expect from the king? This week we will look at the institution of monarchy as it appears in the Torah portion of Shoftim and compare it to the request for monarchy that appears in the book of Samuel.

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About Nechama Goldman Barash

Nechama teaches Rabbinic Literature, Women and Judaism, Medical Ethics, Prophets and Bible at Pardes. She made aliyah from Philadelphia over 20 years ago after graduating from Stern College. She studied for three years in Matan’s Advanced Talmud Institute and finished a master’s degree in Talmud at Bar-Ilan University, with a thesis on the Beautiful Captive Woman in the Eyes of Chazal. She teaches at a variety of Israeli institutions and is also a graduate of Nishmat’s Yoetzet Halacha program. Click here to read more.

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