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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Rabbi Lord Jonathan 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 Lord Jonathan 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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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

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 Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: September 18th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

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

Rabbi Lord Jonathan 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 Lord Jonathan 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 Lord Jonathan 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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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

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 Lord Jonathan 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 Lord Jonathan 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 Lord Jonathan 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 Lord Jonathan 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 Lord Jonathan 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 Lord Jonathan 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 Lord Jonathan 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 Lord Jonathan 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 Lord Jonathan 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 Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: March 20th, 2014

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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 Lord Jonathan 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 Lord Jonathan 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.

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