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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: July 2nd, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

All agree that Jews ARE different. How? Why? The Bible's answer is surprising and profound.

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: June 25th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Of Chukkim “Satan and the nations of the world made fun.” They may appear irrational & superstitious

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: June 19th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Heaven answered Moshe dramatically. He was proved right. End of revolt. End of story- Not at all...

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: June 11th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

There's no obligation TO wear tzitzit; opting to wear them symbolizes free acceptance of the mitzvot

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: June 4th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Sadly, we're no longer an edah; We've fissured and fractured: Orthodox & Reform; religious & secular

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: May 14th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

This week's parshah inspired the Jubilee 2000 initiative leading to debt cancellation of $34 biilion

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: March 26th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Rambam: Eating blood's forbidden because connected to idolatry;Ramban: We're affected by what we eat

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: March 19th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Why should unintentional sins require atonement? What guilt exists when requisite intent is lacking?

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: March 12th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Like Shabbat points to something beyond time, the people Israel points to something beyond history

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: March 4th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

The Sabbath is a full dress rehearsal for an ideal society that has not yet come to pass-but will

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: February 26th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Jewish prayer is a convergence of 2 modes of biblical spirituality, exemplified by Moses and Aaron

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: February 19th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

With the synagogue, "Judaism created one of the greatest revolutions in the history of religion"

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: February 5th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

By wisdom, we come to understand G-d via creation; By Torah we understand G-d through His revelation

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: January 29th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Torah opposes slavery; G-d desires the free worship of free human beings, yet slavery's permitted-?!

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: January 22nd, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Pharaoh perverted symbols of life (the Nile and midwives) into agents of death.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: January 15th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

The 5th cup is supported by a 5th expression of Deliverance: “And I will bring you to the land..."

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: January 7th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

The first recorded instance of civil disobedience is the story of Shifra and Puah, defying Pharaoh

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: December 31st, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Truthfulness is a fundamental value in Jewish yet truth isn't its highest value. Peace is. Why so?

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: December 25th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Jacob’s blessing of Ephraim over Manasseh had nothing to do with age and everything to do with names

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: December 11th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Tamar’s conduct bears an uncanny resemblance to Ruth's; virtuous outsiders at the margins of society

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