Former Chief Rabbi Lord SacksRabbi Dr. Sacks was Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth 199-2013 and a member of the House of Lords since 2009. He has authored many books on Judaic thought, appears regularly in the British media and has kindly allowed us to post his essay on the Sabbath Torah reading each week as well as other sermons.
It would sound like the ravings of a madman if we had told Ramses, during his reign over Egypt, who was going to survive and who was going to be a vague historical memory.
We have a tablet of stone engraved by his successor which predicted the opposite. So much for the power of kings.
The Jews, the Israelites, are still here - and, thanks to the Almighty - going strong.
The Chief Rabbi tells us why.