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Contact: The Journal of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life -- What is the Value of Jewish Leadership?

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Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher(s): Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life

Author(s): Michael H. Steinhardt; Adam Bronfman; Jill Jacobs

Series: Contact: The Journal of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, Eli Valley (ed), vol.11, no.1, Au

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Ethics; Professional Development; Leadership; Renewal and Renaissance

Type: Other

Abstract:

This issue of Contact explores attributes of leadership that might help the Jewish community steer a course of cultural and communal renaissance. Rabbi Jill Jacobs discusses the place of charisma in Jewish leadership. Rhoda A. Weisman and Sara Myers Allen discuss generational differences observable in the upcoming generation of Jewish leaders. Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff discusses the place of moral character in leadership. Rebecca Honig Friedman discusses issues of gender and leadership. Also included are articles by Michael H. Steinhardt, Adam Bronfman, Robert P. Aronson, Rabbi Joshua Elkin, Rabbi Hershey Novack, and Rabbi Dov Wagner.