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June 23, 2018 | The End of An Era – Parashat Hukkat by Rabbi Tucker 

Over the past year, many high profile organizations have undergone dramatic changes in leadership.  Harvey Weinstein, amidst allegations (now confirmed) of sexual abuse, was dismissed from the film-studio he co-founded, inaugurating an exodus of other similarly disgraced tycoons including Steve Wynn, Mario Batali, and John Lasseter of Pixar.  Under less fraught circumstances, Facebook recently announced the largest executive shuffle in company history, reorganizing top talent into three main divisions designed to improve communication and user privacy.  And many of us will remember last summer when Phil Jackson of the New York Knicks was forced to step down as President of the team when, after a stellar record of championships as head coach for both the Bulls and the Lakers, he failed to deliver in his three years at the Knicks’ helm.  Leaders can be tremendously successful and effective and respected until all of a sudden they’re not.  Indeed, that is one of the lessons of this week’s Torah portion, Parashat Hukkat.      Continue reading →

 

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