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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: January 14th, 2016

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Moses prepares the Israelites for freedom by discussing-children, several times in the parsha

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: January 7th, 2016

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

God is found in this world, not just the next. To grow spiritually, first satisfy material needs.

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: December 31st, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Jewish history isn't just Jews enduring catastrophes but renewing themselves after every disaster

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: December 24th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

HaShem wanted the Israelites to become a living testimony to the power of freedom.

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: December 17th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Joseph reframed his entire past, now understanding himself charged with a life-saving mission by God

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: December 10th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

t was not Joseph but Judah who conferred his identity on the people; Judah who became the ancestor of Israel’s greatest king, David; Judah from whom the messiah will be born. Why Judah and not Joseph? The answer undoubtedly lies in the beginning of Parshat Vayigash,

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: December 3rd, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Tamar realizes Judah has no intention of giving her his last son. Now trapped-an agunah-she acts

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: November 26th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

“Jacob was very afraid and distressed.” His fear was physical-fear of death. His distress was moral.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: November 12th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

It's not difficult understanding why Rebecca loved Jacob, the real question's why Isaac loved Esau?

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: October 9th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Torah is neither a book of history nor science, it is, first and last, a book about how to live.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: September 27th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Sukkot's the only festival sharing the pilgrimage cycle & part of Tishrei sequence-hence, double JOY

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Posted on: September 17th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

“We received Torah from Moses” or “from our parents” isn't enough. We must write our "own" scroll

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: September 2nd, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Happiness is not the central value of the Torah. Occurring ten times more is the word "simcha," JOY

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: August 27th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

If we parents fail to honor responsibilities then society’s children will pay the price for our sins

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: August 20th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Moshe wasn't the last of the prophets. How would Israel discern his true successors from the false?

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: August 7th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Three moments, sharing the same message, made a deep impression on me: Greatness is humility.

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: July 31st, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Amongst the greatest disagreements in Judaism is the understanding of the 1st of the 10 Commandments

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: July 23rd, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

"When a king dies his power ends; when a prophet dies his influence begins" & their words echo today

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: July 9th, 2015

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Sharing influence is like lighting a candle with another: it doesn't mean having less; you have more

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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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