Beha’alotcha: What makes a good leader?
During the long days of these times, the one constant in each day is when I tune into Governor Cuomo’s morning press conference. I find that his reliance on facts and his faith that people will do the right thing are calming in a time of anxiety, and I have found myself reflecting on what it takes to be a leader in difficult times.
In Pirke Avot, Rabbi Ben Bag-Bag taught about the Torah, “Turn it and turn it, everything is in it.” Each year we read the same parashah, and each year we see something different in it — a reflection of where we ourselves are at that particular time. And so, I turn to this week’s parashah, looking at it through the filter of leadership.