This informative volume is comprised of various articles which examine specific issues relevant to authority and leadership in the Jewish community. The articles cover a vast number of cases and span a period of time from the biblical to the present. From the political and legal challenges and pressures from the outside, to the problems within the community itself such as the continuation of the Jewish tradition through education, the book reviews and analyzes individual instances in which the leadership of the community has been called upon to act. Together, the articles are woven in with one another against the historical background of the Jews to provide a genuinely interesting and complete chronicle of authority and leadership in the Jewish community. Co-published with the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.