Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

The Last Tears

The seven acts of Joseph’s weeping have no parallel. They span the full spectrum of emotion, from painful memory to the joy of being reunited, but why does he cry when he hears his brothers fear he will take revenge on them after Jacob's death?, 1/6/2012, 11:49 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

Mattot: Keeping Your Word

A covenantal society is one in which words are holy, sacrosanct., 7/22/2011, 2:19 AM