Men Who Fear God: Yitro’s Rules for Leadership

Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens. (Exodus 18:21) In this passage, Jethro (Hebrew: Yitro) had observed Moses working himself to death by attempting …

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A Review of Yehuda Avner’s The Prime Ministers

The Prime Ministers isn’t a comprehensive history of Israel. It’s a collection of vignettes concerning an insider’s interactions with the country’s prime ministers up through Menachem Begin. It’s a very personal account that focuses on the personalities rather than the events. There were some slow parts. (It’s a history, so you have to expect that.) …

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What Killed Ted Cruz’s Presidential Campaign?

Nails in the Cruz campaign coffin: 1. Primary marketing shenanigans. 2. Glenn Beck’s lunacy. 3. Endorsements from Bush, Graham, et al. 4. Delegates shenanigans. 5. Collusion with John Kasich. 6. Carly Fiorina VP pick. Much of this was SOP for political campaigns of the last 20 years, but taken as a whole in this particular …

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Resolving Conflicts in the Nation and Family

In his comments on Matot this week at Aish, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks highlighted the conflict between Moses and the tribes of Reuben and Gad, who wanted to settle on the east side of the Jordan instead of on the west with the other tribes. Although the narrative in Numbers 32 is probably very condensed from …

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Feminism and Islam Are Partners in the War on Western Civilization

Numbers 16:5 …even him whom he hath chosen… God constructed the world to function in a certain manner. Like any complex machine, Creation’s functionality degrades as its components cease to function according to design. The extent of the dysfunction can be difficult to measure. For example, an automobile without brakes might travel along an uncrowded …

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