Moses and Joshua were both tasked with leading the Jewish people and yet their styles of leadership were profoundly different from one another. After the untimely death of his infant daughter almost twenty year... s ago, Kenneth Brander saw the power of collaborative leadership to make real change in the lives of others. Using this painful but powerful moment alongside textual comparisons of biblical characters, Rabbi Brander asks us to consider: in this day and age, what kind of leadership does the Jewish community really need?See lessSee more
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In his ELI talk, Rabbi Kenneth Brander argues in favor of what he calls a "Joshua-esque model of leadership," a view that understands leadership as collaborative, rather than unilateral.
In our last segment we discussed how Joshua seems to have everything working against him. He spoke wrongly with the golden calf, he spoke wrongly again in the Eldad and Maydad episode. He did not speak up quickly enough in the spies episode, leading the Talmud to say that Moses himself wondered whether or not Joshua would be influenced by the bad spies.