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The Leadership of Aaron and Moses – A Look at Differing Styles
December 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$18
The Jewish tradition feels really good about both Aaron and Moses as examples of great human beings. Aaron is called ‘Pursuer of Peace, Lover of all Creatures’ while Moses is known as ‘Moshe Rabbeinu’ – our rabbi Moses, with all of the positive implications that come with calling someone ‘our rabbi’. But how did these two great men fare when called upon to exercise exemplary leadership? In our discussion this evening, Aaron and Moses are called upon to be leaders as they address the challenge of an ornery and impatient people. Are the requisite traits of a leader any different today?
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Rabbi Dr. Howard Markose teaches Bible and Biblical Hebrew Grammar at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. He was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Howard received his rabbinical ordination in 1984 from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. He lived in Toronto for ten years from 1984-1994 during which time he served as rabbi to two congregations. He and his family made Aliyah to Israel in 1994 and after seven years as rabbi of Kehilat Moreshet Avraham in Jerusalem, he became the Director of Education for the Young Judaea Year Course. He received his PhD in Bible at Bar Ilan University in January 2016. Howard also conducts Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremonies for families from North America who are visiting Israel. He lives in Jerusalem and is married to Judy. They are blessed with four children and three grandchildren.