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Humility: A Jewish Key to Leadership Success

Recommended for ages 9+


Humility, is it the most important quality for Jewish leaders to embody in the 21st Century? While the worlds of business and sports may reward heavy-handed authority and even arrogance, Dr. Hal M. Lewis argues that “it ain’t the heat, it’s the humility” that is the unexpected key to success.

This video about Jewish humility was produced by ELI Talks in conjunction with G‑dcast. ELI talks are highly produced, 12-minute presentations on “inspired Jewish ideas.” The talks explore central themes of Jewish literacy, religious engagement and identity, presented in light of their presenter’s own work, personal experiences, or Jewish or secular texts. Dr. Hal M. Lewis wrote this animated short based on his own ELI talk, “It Ain’t the Heat, It’s the Humility: Jewish Leadership for the 21st Century.” ELI talks don’t just simply present what others have said more elegantly or funny or with great A/V support. Instead, they present new ideas to explore, consider and wrestle with. Viewers are meant to come away from an ELI talk thinking anew and seeing from new perspectives.


Gratitude for this Video on Humility

Produced by Eli Talks in conjunction with G‑dcast. Many thanks to Barbara Barza, Miriam Brosseau, Rachel Levinson, David Titus, Russel Neiss, Emily Savage, Oren Stevens and Lisa Finkelstein for the incredible amount of administrative, distribution and marketing support. Specific thanks to Dr. Hal M. Lewis for the words and narration and Stu Sufrin for the animation. Sarah Lefton worked as the Executive Producer and the Production and Audio Mixing was by Jeremy Shuback. Many thanks to the Avi Chai Foundation for their support of ELI Talks.

To see additional G‑dcast videos please take a look at our collection of 150+ videos presented through animation and personal interviews here or head to our Youtube channel.

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