People often use power, and when it is employed, it is not easy to overcome it. The Midrash teaches us that when power is met with empathy, consideration and compassion, it collapses and retreats.
The news of liberation comes to the slaves of Israel – but they are unable to hear it.
Moses’ goal is to take the people out of slavery and bring them to the land of Israel but he never states that.
As we go through the process over the next 76 days of choosing the party we will vote for, or the person whom we want serving as prime minister, perhaps we should examine how they compare to Moses.
Moses’s personal struggles enable him to summon the strength despite his initial unwillingness.
One of the skills a leader needs is the ability to make speeches and persuade the masses, and this was something Moses felt he could not do.
Prohibitions that ‘merit’ being cursed are all acts that damage relationships between people.
The words ‘abomination’ and ‘hates’ appear only once in the entire Torah.
Let us imagine someone taking a Rembrandt painting and adding a few of his own lines or drops of paint.
The role of a judge is so sensitive and significant, there is no room for mediocrity.