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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Leadership

What is Jewish Leadership: A View From Tanakh

by Rabbi Zvi Grumet Posted on July 6, 2017

Rabbi Asher Lopatin’s Knesset Remarks

by Rabbi Asher Lopatin Posted on December 30, 2016

Honorable MK Elazar Shtern, MK Aliza Lavie, Chairman Natan Sharansky, Rabbis, Rabbaniot, and all who are leaders and thinkers: Israel’s Law of Return: Sometimes we in the Diaspora ask, does the State of Israel, the Jewish State, really believe in and support the Law of Return. …

Social Action: Mandate or Mixed Message?

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on November 29, 2016

Speaking Truth to Power

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on November 23, 2016

Our responsibility to speak truth to power and protect victims of injustice, whether Jew or non-Jew, is a major theme of one of the central stories of parashat VaYeira, the story of Avraham arguing with God to defend Sodom and Amorah. …

Nurturing Mothers and Stern Fathers— Moshe Learns Leadership

by Rabbi Zvi Grumet Posted on November 23, 2016

Getting into the Hearts and Minds of Biblical Figures

by Dr. Michelle Levine Posted on October 26, 2016

When Kings Sin: The Enduring Legacy of King David’s Rule

by Yael Leibowitz Posted on October 26, 2016

To Lead, Perchance to Dream

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on September 29, 2016

In memory of Shimon Peres, z”l, 1923-2016 The people about to enter the Land of Israel are different than those who left Egypt a generation earlier. These people were born free from slavery and can face the future without fear. They have forged a deep and lasting relationship with God over forty years in the wilderness.…

Smikha Remarks 2005

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on July 14, 2016

Dearest David, Menashe, Josh, Sam, Marc, Jason, Darren, Jack, Yossi, Saul, and Uri – you now stand on the threshold of receiving smikha, as the S. Daniel Abrahams Class of 2005. But in a way, you are also very much the class of September 11, 2001, the tragic events of that day occurring only days after you began your tenure at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah.…

Deot Journal Article

by Michelle Friedman, MD Posted on July 5, 2016

This article was originally published in Deot. To read this Hebrew article, click here.…

A Modern Orthodox Rabbi’s Creed

by Rabbi Avi Weiss Posted on July 5, 2016

As a Modern Orthodox Rabbi, I profess an unequivocal commitment to the truth, validity, and eternal applicability of the Halakhic system. No less than my brethren on the Orthodox Right, I believe in Torah Mi-Sinai, the law given by God at Sinai, to which the Jewish people committed itself. …

The Makings of a Successful Rabbi

by Rabbi Avi Weiss Posted on May 25, 2016

From the time that Moshe (Moses) comes on the scene, he is under attack. As he breaks up a fight between Jews while still in Egypt, one turns to him and says, “who made you a ruler and judge over us?” (Exodus 2:14).…