Passion Yes, Charisma No

By Hayim Herring

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), March 2009

The author contends that few programs help rabbis think about the dimension of passion in their rabbinate. He delineates the differences between charisma and passion and urges that the discussion on continuing education is critical. Charisma, over time, seems to defeat humility and create out-of-control situations. Conversely, the compatible qualities of humility and passion are precisely those that have the power to create enduring dreams.

Topic: Rabbis, Professional Development, Clergy, Values

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.39/no.658

Page Number(s): 10-11

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Herring, Hayim. Passion Yes, Charisma No. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). March 2009: 10-11.


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