Shabbat Tetzaveh

What is a Jewish leader’s role in this time of broadening participation in Jewish life?

For Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Intern Adam Graubart, it’s “carrying our people over our shoulders, head and heart.”

The role of a modern leader is as “steward of the community and tradition, rather than that of authority over them,” he said in his drash.

“By centering others, [leaders] could lead each person to claim their stake in receiving and offering something to themselves, the Jewish people, and the larger world.”

Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Intern Adam Graubart delivered this drashah at Kabbalat Shabbat services on Friday, February 23, 2024 / 15 Adar I 5784.

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