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Lessons in Leadership: A Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible

In this companion volume to his celebrated series Covenant & Conversation, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks mines the weekly Torah portions for insights into the nature of power, authority, and leadership. Based on the understanding that no man is born a leader, the book explores the principles, and perils, of becoming one. Profound, eloquent, and deeply inspiring, Lessons in Leadership reveals the biblical secrets of influence, as relevant now as they were three thousand years ago.


A compilation of masterful derashot…at times analytic and at others inspirational, it weaves together insights from medieval and modern Bible scholars, philosophers, historians, and Rabbi Sacks himself, as it applies the parashiyot to daily life. –Kol Hamevaser, Yeshiva University

Rabbi Sacks is both a great scholar and a great communicator, and he has done a superb job in crafting commentary that is at the same time erudite and accessible to the average reader. –The Jewish Standard