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Knesset Christian Allies and the Sinai Option
 
IDF Confirms Hamas Mega-Attack Plan

October 22, 2014 - 10:39 AM
 
2 New Chief Rabbis Elected for Jerusalem After 10-Yr Hiatus

October 22, 2014 - 10:09 AM
 
US Restricts Air Travel from Africa to Contain Ebola

October 22, 2014 - 2:46 AM
 
Israel Attempts to Insert Reason into UN Debate About Middle East

October 22, 2014 - 2:12 AM
 
Syrian Mortar hits Israeli Golan Tuesday Morning

October 21, 2014 - 11:05 PM
 
Head of Iran’s Top Clerical Body Dies

October 21, 2014 - 5:48 PM
 
‘Radicalized’ Convert to Islam Attempted to Murder Canadian Soldiers [video]

October 21, 2014 - 5:45 PM
 
Abbas Wreaks Vengeance on Arabs Selling Land to Jews

October 21, 2014 - 5:17 PM
 
Israel’s Government Recruits Citizens to ‘Fight Ebola’

October 21, 2014 - 4:58 PM
 
Beach Boys Cancel Israel Performance

October 21, 2014 - 3:58 PM
 
Jerusalem Light Rail’s New ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Arab Violence

October 21, 2014 - 2:42 PM
 
Rare 2,000 Yr Old Monument to Emperor Hadrian Found in Jerusalem

October 21, 2014 - 1:52 PM
 
Syrian Death Toll for Saturday and Sunday Breaks 300

October 21, 2014 - 12:01 PM
 
Father and ISIS Stone Woman to Death in Syria [video]

October 21, 2014 - 11:43 AM
 
Proposed Conversion Bill, Change in Local Rabbinate Power Nixed by Netanyahu

October 21, 2014 - 9:35 AM
 
Haaretz Smears American Terrorism Expert with Political Hit Job

October 21, 2014 - 2:53 AM
 
Kosher Butcher in Germany Admits Selling Non-Kosher Meat for Years

October 21, 2014 - 12:12 AM
 
RCA Issues Statement Regarding Freundel Matter

October 20, 2014 - 11:05 PM
 
Israeli Sherpa ‘Pony Express’ Saved Hundreds in Nepal Blizzard

October 20, 2014 - 10:43 PM
 
ISIS Wants You – Dead [video]

October 20, 2014 - 8:36 PM
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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Rabbi Sacks
 

Posted on: October 14th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

The emphasis on choice, freedom and responsibility is a most distinctive features of Jewish thought.

Rabbi Sacks
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Sukkot's duality is that it's the most universalistic and the most particularistic of all festivals

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Rabbi Sacks
 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

When we cry from the heart, someone listens; When we cry on Yom Kippur, God hears us.

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Posted on: September 24th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Who am I? What are the most important things in my life? What do I want to be remembered for? If, as a purely hypothetical exercise, I were to imagine reading my own obituary, what would I want it to say? These are the questions Rosh Hashanah urges us to ask ourselves. As we pray […]

Rabbi Sacks
 

Posted on: September 18th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Simply, for Rambam the number 14 (2x7) was his favored organizing principle.

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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Rabbi Sacks
 

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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Rabbi Sacks
 

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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Rabbi Sacks
 

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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Rabbi Sacks
 

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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Rabbi Sacks
 

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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Rabbi Sacks
 

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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Rabbi Sacks
 

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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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

JudaismColumns

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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Rabbi Sacks
 

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.

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