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Forum II: Moses: a Professional Role Model

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Publication Date: January 1990

Publisher(s): Conference of Jewish Communal Service (U.S.)

Author(s): Chaim H. Lauer

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 67:1

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Community life and organization)

Keywords: Jewish Text; Leadership; Ethics

Type: Report


Although Moses' combination of old age, limited Jewish background, no applicable employment experience, and violent temper would seem to make him an unlikely Jewish leader, an in-depth study of his early life reveals the opposite. Indeed, Moses embodied many attributes of leadership and service that are of value in Jewish communal service.