Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

The longer, shorter road

The life-changing idea symbolised by the route God led the Israelites on when they left Egypt is that there are no fast tracks., 1/25/2018, 7:25 AM

The politics of hope

Life should not be a zero-sum game., 1/16/2018, 8:05 AM

Freewill: Use it or lose It

Vaera 5778: Freedom is a muscle that needs to be exercised: use it or lose it. That is a life-transforming idea., 1/11/2018, 7:26 AM

God loves those who argue

LIFE-CHANGING IDEA #13 When you learn to listen to views different from your own, realising that they are not threatening but enlarging, then you have discovered the life-changing idea of argument for the sake of heaven., 1/3/2018, 11:03 PM

Five ideas for life

Here are some of the ideas worth thinking about as we begin our journey into a new calendar year., 12/31/2017, 4:26 PM

What it takes to forgive

LIFE-CHANGING IDEA #12: Judaism allows us to inhabit a culture of grace and hope. If we work hard enough on ourselves, we can be forgiven., 12/28/2017, 7:15 AM

The world our children will inherit tomorrow

The world our children will inherit tomorrow is born in the schools we build today., 12/11/2017, 7:37 AM

Improbable endings and the defeat of despair

Life changing ideas in the parsha series., 12/7/2017, 7:54 AM

The struggle of faith

There are Mozarts and there are Beethovens. Which are you?, 11/30/2017, 8:19 AM

Out of the depths

Pain can be turned into strength, as Jacob was able to do. Life changing ideas in the Parsha series., 11/24/2017, 1:12 PM

Why Isaac, not Ishmael? Why Jacob, not Esau?

Why Isaac, not Ishmael? Why Jacob, not Esau? These are among the most searing questions in the whole of Judaism., 11/18/2017, 10:29 PM

The world's oldest man

, 11/12/2017, 10:58 PM

Judaism's life-changing ideas

Judaism was and remains a dazzlingly original way of thinking about life., 10/10/2017, 3:21 PM

The most personal of festivals

A thought for Yom Kippur from the Koren Sacks mahzor., 9/29/2017, 1:22 PM

Confusing Satan / Understanding Prayer

The new year is upon us. Take the time to see the short videos on prayer found below and the shiur on the shofar, Confusing Satan., 9/19/2017, 8:12 AM

Covenant & Conversation: Ki Tavo

The Jews chose G-d., 9/6/2017, 11:15 PM

Two kinds of hate

Covenant & Conversation for Ki Tetsei., 8/31/2017, 9:48 AM

Torah and the consent of the governed

What makes the politics of social contract distinctive is its insistence that government is the free choice of a free nation. The Torah is the blueprint of that society., 8/28/2017, 9:23 AM

Cultural climate change

"We are going through one of the most profound revolutions in all of human history … and I sum it up with a single phrase: cultural climate change,” Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks says., 8/21/2017, 4:35 PM

Video: Lessons in leadership

One of the world's leading thinkers talks about leadership., 8/16/2017, 6:40 AM

What Jerusalem means to me

Rabbi Sacks taks about his Jerusalem., 5/23/2017, 11:33 PM

Rambam's Guide for the Perplexed on the Seder Night

A new video by Rabbi Sacks to help make the Seder Night more meaningful., 4/4/2017, 9:01 PM

Covenant & Conversation for Vayikra

The sin offering. Judaism may believe in guilt, but it also believes in forgiveness., 3/31/2017, 12:11 AM

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

The faith of G-d

Covenant & Conversation for Breishit., 10/27/2016, 8:51 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

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