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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Leadership

Blessing of Ephraim

Surely, Ephraim is My Precious Child: Haftarah and History (Jeremiah 31)

by Dr. Shalom Holtz
Posted on September 11, 2020

To follow along with the shiur’s source sheet on Sefaria, please click here.…

Do the Prophets Have Free Will?

by Rabbi Dan Margulies
Posted on July 20, 2020

Was the Mishkan Wheelchair Accessible?

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on May 21, 2020

In Parashat Bamidbar, the Torah tells us how to construct a community that has God and Torah at its center. God’s command, “They shall make for Me a Sanctuary and I will dwell in their midst” (Shemot 25:8), is now given true shape as the Children of Israel depart from Mount Sinai and begin to move as a community and settle as a camp.…

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.…