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

Posted on: February 6th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

In Judaism, monarchy had little or no religious function.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan 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 Lord Jonathan 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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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

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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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: January 9th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

A fundamental principle of leadership is being taught here.

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

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

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: December 27th, 2013

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

We sense the pressure Moses is under.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

six heroines, six courageous women without whom there would not have been a Moses.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: December 12th, 2013

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

It is not difficult to understand the care Joseph took to ensure that Jacob would bless the firstborn first.

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: December 5th, 2013

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

The family had reached deadlock.

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: November 28th, 2013

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Joseph may have known ancient Egyptian traditions about seven-year famines.

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Posted on: October 24th, 2013

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

The purchase of the Cave of Machpelah is evidently a highly significant event because it is recorded in great detail.

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: October 10th, 2013

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Leaders lead. They don’t conform for the sake of conforming. They don’t do what others do merely because others are doing it. They think outside the box. They march to a different tune.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: September 25th, 2013

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Could we understand the history of Israel without its prehistory, the stories of Abraham and Sarah and their children?

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: September 4th, 2013

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

It was Moses who mediated with God.

Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: August 29th, 2013

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

The Torah scroll is the nearest Judaism comes to endowing a physical entity with sanctity.

Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

The ancients saw the gods in nature, never more so than in thinking about the harvest and all that accompanied it.

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Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: August 15th, 2013

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers -- how is that compatible with the idea that children may suffer for the sins of their parents?

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