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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
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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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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Rabbi Sacks
 

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.

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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Rabbi Sacks
 

Posted on: February 14th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

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

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Rabbi Sacks
 

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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Rabbi Sacks
 

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Two laws have to do with the Israelites’ experience of being an oppressed minority:

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Posted on: January 17th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Only in Judaism was God’s self-disclosure not to an individual or a group (the elders) but to an entire nation.

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Posted on: January 9th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

A fundamental principle of leadership is being taught here.

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Rabbi Sacks
 

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Moses did not speak about today or tomorrow. He spoke about the distant future.

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