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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: January 19th, 2017

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

When Moses asks, “Who am I?” He feels himself unworthy and uninvolved. He may have been Jewish by birth, but he had not suffered the fate of his people. How, then, could he become their leader?

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: January 12th, 2017

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Only a civilization based on forgiveness can construct a future that is not an endless repetition of the past. That, surely, is why Judaism is the only civilization whose golden age is in the future.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: December 29th, 2016

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Jacob, Leah, Tamar and Joseph discover that, though they may never win the affection they desire, G-d is with them and that, ultimately, is enough. A disguise hides one from others, but not from G-d

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: December 22nd, 2016

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

he first 11 chapters of Genesis teach us many fundamentals of faith; Exodus to Deuteronomy is about revelation and redemption. But what are Genesis 12-50 about?

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: December 16th, 2016

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Jacob is someone with whom we can identify and understand. We can feel his fear, understand his pain at the tensions in his family, and sympathize with his longing for a life of quietude and peace

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: December 8th, 2016

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Laban’s behavior is the paradigm of anti-Semites through the ages. It was not so much what Laban did that the Haggadah is referring to, but what his behavior gave rise to, in century after century.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: November 24th, 2016

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Neither Abraham nor Sarah had an easy life. They faced trials testing their faith, yet Rashi says Sarah’s years were equal in goodness and the Torah says Abraham had been blessed with everything-Why?

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: November 17th, 2016

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Why the binding? Why put Abraham and Sarah through the agony of thinking that the son for whom they have waited for so long is about to die? We cherish what we wait for and what we most risk losing.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: November 11th, 2016

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

The most influential man who ever lived, does not appear on any list I have seen of the hundred most influential men in history. He ruled no empire, commanded no army, His name, of course, is Abraham

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: October 21st, 2016

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Sukkot is the most universalistic of all festivals. At the same time, however, it is the most particularist of festivals. When we sit in the sukkah, we recall Jewish history

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: October 14th, 2016

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The heart of Sukkot is to know that life is full of risk and yet to affirm it, to sense the full insecurity of the human situation and yet to rejoice in it. Chag Sameach!

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2016

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

The last two commands of the Torah, mentioned in this week's parsha-Hakhel and the command to write, or at take part in writing, a Sefer Torah-are about renewal, first collective, then individual.

 

Posted on: September 22nd, 2016

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

We are what we remember, and the first-fruits declaration was a way of ensuring that Jews would never forget.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: September 15th, 2016

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

The opening three laws of this parsha- a captive woman taken in war, the law about the rights of the firstborn, and the “stubborn and rebellious son” – are all about dysfunctions within the family.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: September 8th, 2016

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Judaism is a religion of compassion, for without compassion law itself can generate inequity. Justice plus compassion equals tzedek, the first precondition of a decent society.

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: September 1st, 2016

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

In Judaism, joy is the supreme religious emotion. Moses says again and again that joy is what we should feel in the land of Israel, the land given to us by God.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: August 25th, 2016

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

There is something profoundly spiritual about listening-shema. It is the most effective form of conflict resolution I know.

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: August 18th, 2016

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Most people talk about what. Some people talk about how. Great leaders, though, start with why. This is what makes them transformative.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: August 11th, 2016

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

There is something moving about seeing Moses, at almost 120, looking forward as well as back, sharing his wisdom with the young, teaching us that while the body may age, the spirit can stay young

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: July 21st, 2016

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Pagan prophets like Bilam had not yet learned the lesson we must all one day learn: What matters is not that God does what we want, but that we do what He wants.

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