Biblical Wisdom for the Contemporary Rabbi

By Michael M. Remson

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Fall 1999

The author uses the story of King Solomon and the two prostitutes- in which Solomon uses a ruse to determine the true birth mother of the baby- to demonstrate how one may resolve a disagreement which ceases to be based on rational thought, by bringing in a third person and giving that person ownership of the problem. The author compares this to a conflict within a congregation, and argues that calm, wise, and focused leaders will allow conflicts to be managed better, decisions to be more rational, and congregations to progress toward their goals.

Topic: Rabbinic Counseling, Conflict Resolution, Community Development, Leadership, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Hirsh, Richard

Volume/Issue: Vol.63/No.1

Page Number(s): 49-53

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Genre: Article

Coverage: World

Language: English

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Remson, Michael M. Biblical Wisdom for the Contemporary Rabbi. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Fall 1999: 49-53. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4761


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