The importance of leadership in business, government, and every facet of society is so well-known it is almost a cliché. The shelves of our bookstores are filled with books of advice on how to become a leader. One might wonder: what does Judaism have to say about leadership? This two-part series on Jewish leadership is not only relevant for those who see themselves as leaders, but for all of us – we all play the role of a leader in one way or another, whether as a friend, teacher, spouse or parent. This class will try to identify the qualities required for leadership by examining great Jewish leaders and the qualities they possess.