Can Leaders Make Mistakes?

What The Bible Says About Good Leadership

Rabbi David Fohrman
Rabbi David Fohrman

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What does the Bible say about good leadership qualities? There were certainly leaders in the Bible who made mistakes, but this wasn't necessarily what defined them as good or bad leaders – it was how they reacted to their mistakes.

In this video, we explore Rashi's puzzling comment that a nation is lucky if it has a leader who brings a sacrifice for an accidental sin. Rabbi Fohrman contrasts the Torah's perspective of power and justice to the philosophy of Richard Nixon's famous line – "When the president does it, it is not illegal."

Join Rabbi Fohrman as he explores leadership in the Bible, and uncovers a message about the power of humility in leadership.