Articles By David Elcott

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    David Elcott

    David Elcott is Taub Professor of Practice in Public Service and Leadership at the Wagner School of Public Service at NYU and senior research fellow at the Research Center for Leadership in Action. He was the Vice-President CLAL, Interreligious Affairs Director of the American Jewish Committee, and Executive Director of the Israel Policy Forum.


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      Different Leaders For Different Times

      While Korah's rebellion was inappropriate in the context of newly freed slaves in the wilderness, his challenges speak to us powerfully today.

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      Recognizing The Heir

      Sarah's protection of Isaac and family challenge us to strengthen our families, making them the cornerstones of the covenantal community.

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      Choose Life

      In Moses' final words to the Children of Israel, he implores them to choose life and keep the covenant.

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      God Was In This Place And I Did Not Know

      Jacob's response to his dream provides us with two models of discovering God's presence.

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      A Flawed Hero

      Moses' fatal flaw is his inability to wean his people from their dependence on him.


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