Yitro

Yitro 5772 — Leadership traits

February 10, 2012

 In this week’s Torah portion, Yitro, we have one of the earliest instances of a management consultant: Moses’ father-in-law Yitro giving advice on delegating and choosing leaders. Tweet
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Yitro 5770 — The Commandment to Work

February 4, 2010

Is it a commandment to work? This week we read the Ten Commandments, including the commandment to observe Shabbat.  The commandment does not ONLY say to rest on the seventh day.  It says "Six days shall you toil and do all of your work…the seventh day shall be a "Shabbat" a day of rest,...
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Yitro 5767

February 9, 2007

Yitro, our tradition’s first management consultant, gives Moses some excellent advice in this week’s Torah reading.  Seeing Moses wearing himself out attending to disputes between people, Yitro tells him to delegate.  Not only that, he tells Moses what kind of people he should seek out as leaders: Exodus 18:21. And you shall choose out...
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