Friday, 13 Feb 2009

Written by Rabbi Professor Marc Saperstein

The beginning of this week’s parashah, Exodus chapter 18, is an exploration of the nature of good leadership. The central figure in this chapter is Jethro, the Midianite priest, who many years earlier had welcomed an unknown refugee asylum seeker from Egypt by the name of Moses, with a criminal record and probably a price on his head, into his community and into his household, giving him one of his daughters in marriage.

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