Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

Encampments & Journeys

, 3/23/2017, 1:48 AM

Being an inspiring parent

, 3/5/2017, 7:25 PM

Why did Isaac love Esau?

Inexplicable or natural?, 12/1/2016, 10:04 AM

Covenant & Conversation for Haazinu

The spirituality of song., 10/14/2016, 2:32 AM

Covenant & Conversation for Vayelech

To renew our days., 10/7/2016, 2:01 AM

We are what we remember

Covenant & Conversation for Ki Tavo., 9/22/2016, 12:53 PM

Covenant & Conversation for Shoftim

The greatness of humility., 9/8/2016, 8:43 AM

Covenant & Conversation for Eikev

The Spirituality of Listening., 8/25/2016, 11:57 AM

Faith in the future

Covenant & Conversation for Chayei Sarah., 11/7/2015, 7:21 PM

A Single Person with a Single Heart

A message from Rabbi Sacks to Jews in Israel and around the world, 10/18/2015, 7:06 AM

The Courage to Live with Uncertainty

A call to do something new, to take the road less travelled, to venture out into the unknown. Introductory article to Covenant & Conversation 5766., 10/15/2015, 9:44 PM

In Memory of Rabbi Eitam & Naama Henkin

A dvar Torah for Shabbat Chol Hamoed Sukkot, 10/4/2015, 5:55 AM

What Chapter will we write in the Book of Life?

Extract from the Koren Sacks Yom Kippur machzor., 9/22/2015, 1:59 PM

Love the Stranger Because You Were Once Strangers

That commandment calls upon Europe now., 9/6/2015, 11:16 PM

Jerusalem: Beyond Time and Space

Rabbi Sacks recalls three moments about Jerusalem that changed his life. , 5/17/2015, 3:01 PM

The Therapeutic Joy of Purim

The simcha we celebrate throughout the month of Adar is different from the normal joy we feel when something good and positive has happened to us or our people., 3/4/2015, 12:22 PM

Covenant & Conversation: The Face of Evil

The concept of an enemy. , 1/30/2015, 9:20 AM

God Himself Will Weep

The hate that starts with Jews never ends there., 8/24/2014, 7:30 AM

In Memoriam: Eyal, Gilad and Naftali

Eyal, Gilad and Naftali were killed by people who believed in death. , 6/30/2014, 11:34 PM

Seasons of Love

A short thought about the three biblical books about love., 4/18/2014, 2:23 PM

A Short Purim Thought

How do you live with the past without being held captive by it?, 3/15/2014, 9:22 PM

Covenant & Conversation

How leaders fail., 2/14/2014, 1:55 PM

Fragments of Memory

For International Holocaust Memorial Day., 1/27/2014, 3:10 PM

A Nation of Leaders

The Lord is our Shepherd, we are His flock, but He does not want us to act like sheep., 1/16/2014, 12:52 PM

Women As Leaders

Yocheved, Miriam, Shifra, Puah, Zipporah and Batya were leaders not because of any official position they held., 12/20/2013, 3:40 PM

Eight Thoughts for Eight Nights:

Read one with your loved ones each night, or ponder it by yourself. , 11/28/2013, 7:32 AM

Covenant & Conversation: Be Thyself

No one is stronger than one who knows who and what he is. , 11/14/2013, 9:53 AM

Covenant & Conversation: Dark Times

Is it greatness that leads to moments of despair, or moments of despair that lead to greatness?, 11/8/2013, 9:39 AM

G-d Does Not Expect Us to Get it Right Every Time

Britain's former Chief Rabbi sends a Rosh Hashana message about accepting guilt, repentance and forgiveness, rather than shame., 9/4/2013, 3:30 PM

Covenant & Conversation: Judaism's Social Vision

If you seek to understand Judaism’s social vision, look at its anti-poverty legislation., 8/2/2013, 8:23 AM

Closer to Israel: Speech at Trafalgar Square Rally

The Chief Rabbi's stirring words at this week's "Closer to Israel" rally in London's Trafalgar Square., 6/7/2013, 7:19 AM

Thoughts on Shavuot

, 5/14/2013, 5:26 PM

Covenant & Conversation: Holiness of Childbirth

The Jewish way has always been different: to sanctify the physical – eating, drinking, sex and rest – making the life of the body a vehicle for the Divine Presence., 4/11/2013, 11:32 AM

What We Owe the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes

Anti-Semitism matters because it is an assault on Humanity., 4/7/2013, 7:16 AM

A Message for Passover

A message from Ramses and a lesson for him., 3/27/2013, 11:06 AM

On Gerald Scarfe's Cartoon in the Sunday Times

The Chief Rabbi's reaction to the cartoon that showed PM Netanyahu building a stone wall with blood, while crushing Palestinian Arabs., 1/29/2013, 9:42 PM

Five Rules for Life

Here are some of the ideas worth thinking about as we plan our lives., 1/14/2013, 8:46 AM

8 Thoughts for 8 Nights - II

A thought for each night by the candles' glow., 12/9/2012, 7:27 PM

The Hidden Story of Hanukkah

The Chief Rabbi talks about the Festival of Lights., 12/8/2012, 6:14 PM

Int'l Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

A Jewish and Biblical message to husbands and wives on domestic violence versus "shalom bayit". , 11/26/2012, 11:36 AM

Covenant & Conversation: Between Prophecy and Oracle

The future affects the past., 11/15/2012, 2:28 PM

Covenant & Conversation on Chaye Sara

Hopes and Fears., 11/9/2012, 10:15 AM

Joy is an Open Roof, an Open Heart

The roof is open in a sukkah, so is the door and so is our heart., 9/30/2012, 2:08 PM

Covenant & Conversation: Haazinu

Moses, the Man, 9/24/2012, 6:05 AM

The European's Skewed View of Circumcision

A Cologne court's decision that parents who give their son a brit are liable to prosecution is blatant anti-Semitism, call it as they will., 7/6/2012, 3:41 PM

Covenant & Conversation for Korach

A leader is a servant in Judaism. We are all G-d's servants., 6/19/2012, 12:35 AM

Message and Special Prayer For Holocaust Day

A call to remember from the depths of our soul., 4/18/2012, 3:31 PM

Message for Passover 5772

In the Passover story, we see how the story of one people can become the inspiration of many., 4/4/2012, 5:44 PM

The Aesthetic in Judaism: Tetsave

Rabbi Sacks defines what the Torah means, in this week's reading, by the assertion that the priestly vestments were to represent: le-kavod ule-tifaret, “for dignity [or ‘honour’] and beauty.” , 3/2/2012, 7:16 AM

A Thought for Tu B'Shvat: The Stewardship Paradigm

Human beings are the Divinely appointed masters of the earth, but there are limits to how they may interact with the earth. , 2/8/2012, 12:58 PM

What is the Theme of the Stories of Genesis?

What was different about the patriarchs? What news did they bring to the world?, 12/16/2011, 5:02 AM

The Journey

To be a Jew means not to be fully at home in the world., 12/9/2011, 1:22 AM

Laban is the First Antisemite

, 12/2/2011, 9:21 AM

The Tragedy of Good Intentions

Honesty and openness are at the heart of strong relationships. Whatever our fears and trepidations, it is better to speak the truth than practice even the most noble deception., 11/25/2011, 8:56 AM

A Journey of a Thousand MIles

Abraham does two things in this reading: he buys the first plot in the land of Canaan, and he arranges for the marriage of Isaac. What can we learn from this?, 11/18/2011, 11:02 AM

Walking Together

The father is in a state of absolute cognitive dissonance, yet – though he can make no sense of it – he trusts in God and betrays to his some no sign of emotion., 11/10/2011, 5:30 PM