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Shekel Dollar Rates Breaks Year High at 3.64

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German Man on Trial for ISIS Membership Played On Jewish Soccer Team

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Death Row Inmate: ‘Kosher-like’ is Not Kosher’

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Report: ISIS Shoots Down Syrian Regime Plane

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8-year-old Struck and Killed by School Bus

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New Cancer Drug Uses Immunotherapy to Treat Metastatic Melanoma

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Lapid Won’t Let Defense Demands Turn Into ‘Turkish Bazaar’

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Turkey Offers to Host Muslim Brotherhood Leadership

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Israel Fights Back Against the Jerusalem Intifada

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First Time: US Bombs ISIS Near Baghdad to Support Iraqi Troops

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Travel Advisory: Have a Safe Holiday by Staying in Israel

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British Store Guard Tells Children ‘No Jews Allowed’

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Klinghoffer: Pretending Art Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

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Bullet-Filled Doll Halts Traffic at Ben Gurion Airport

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Radical Islam Helps United French Jews and Far Right Leader La Pen

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ISIS Prompts Hezbollah’s ‘Great Need to Remain in Syria’

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Last Man Injured in Operation Protective Edge Released From Hospital

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Hamas Denies Political Bureau Chief Khaled Meshaal Leaving Qatar

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UNDOF Troops Pull Out of Syria, Head for Israel

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Neo-Nazi Vandalism in Sderot

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Rabbi Sacks
 

Posted on: September 11th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Torah isn't a theological treatise or a metaphysical system but a series of stories linked over time

Rabbi Sacks
 

Posted on: September 4th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

We believe that God created each of us, regardless of color, class, culture or creed, in His image.

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Posted on: August 27th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Judaism is a religion of love but also a religion of justice, for without justice, love corrupts.

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Posted on: August 21st, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Culture is not nature. There are causes in nature, but only in culture are there meanings.

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Posted on: August 14th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Blind obedience is not a virtue in Judaism. God wants us to understand the laws He has commanded us

Rabbi Sacks
 

Posted on: August 6th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Israel shows the world that a people does not have to be large in order to be great.

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Posted on: July 30th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

When someone exercises power over us, they diminish us; when someone teaches us, they help us grow.

Rabbi Sacks
 

Posted on: July 25th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Ours is a small and intensely vulnerable people. Inspired, we rise to greatness. Uninspired, we fall

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Posted on: July 17th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

The negotiation between Moses and the tribes of Reuven and Gad is a model of conflict resolution.

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Posted on: May 1st, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

God’s “name” is therefore His standing in the world. Do people acknowledge Him, respect Him, honor Him?

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Posted on: April 24th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

The very act of learning in rabbinic Judaism is conceived as active debate, a kind of gladiatorial contest of the mind.

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Posted on: April 14th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

In Judaism, to be without questions is a sign not of faith, but of lack of depth.

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Rabbi Sacks
 

Posted on: April 10th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

You perpetuate a transformative event by turning it into a ritual.

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Posted on: March 20th, 2014

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There is much in this episode that is hard to understand, much that has to do with the concept of holiness and the powerful energies it released that, like nuclear power today, could be deadly dangerous if not properly used. But there is also a more human story about two approaches to leadership that still resonates with us today.

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Posted on: March 6th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Nasi is the generic word for a leader: a ruler, king, judge, elder, or prince. Usually it refers to the holder of political power.

Rabbi Sacks
 

Posted on: February 28th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

The account of the construction of the Tabernacle in Vayakhel-Pekudei is built around the number seven.

Rabbi Sacks
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Vayakhel is Moses’ response to the wild abandon of the crowd that gathered around Aaron and made the golden calf.

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Posted on: February 14th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you fail. Such is life.

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Posted on: February 6th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

In Judaism, monarchy had little or no religious function.

Rabbi Sacks
 

Posted on: January 30th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

So long as every crisis was dealt with by Moses and miracles, the Israelite default response was complaint.

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