Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

Mattot: Keeping Your Word

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

Naso: Pursuit of Peace

Why does the Torah spend so much time describing an event that could have been stated far more briefly?, 6/2/2011, 1:58 PM

Bamidbar: The Space Between

The fact that Israel’s formative experience was in the wilderness turns out to be highly significant. , 5/27/2011, 1:51 AM

Kedoshim: An Ordered Universe

Priests think in terms of Torah. Prophets have “the word” or “a vision.” Elders and the wise have etzah. What does this mean?, 4/28/2011, 10:04 PM

Greek Democracy, Biblical Rights

In the struggle for democracy the world should not forget the voice of prophets, and the qualifier of democracy. From Credo - The Times - March 2011 , 3/24/2011, 5:23 PM

Truma: Building Builders

What all the signs and wonders failed to do, the construction of the Tabernacle succeeded in doing. It transformed the people, 2/3/2011, 8:01 PM

Dvar Torah for Mishpatim

G-d's nudge is sometimes present, but the decisions are up to us., 1/27/2011, 3:53 PM

Yitro: Deed and Creed

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Shofetim 5770

What we need in today's Jewish world - especially in Israel - is a rebirth of Jewish political philosophy., 8/12/2010, 8:39 PM

Shlach: Freedom Needs Patience

The forty years in the desert that were decreed by G-d after the spy episode were not really a punishment, but a necessity., 6/3/2010, 3:38 PM

Leadership Beyond Despair

Leadership Beyond Despair 16th Sivan 5770 Great leaders are often led to despair by a sense of failure, but that is connected to their greatness. , 5/27/2010, 8:07 PM

Weekly Dvar Torah:Tazria-Metzora

Nature or Nurture? What determines maternal identity?, 4/15/2010, 10:11 PM

Weekly Dvar Torah: Shemini

Thought for Food. Not everything in the universe was made for human consumption., 4/8/2010, 12:26 AM

Weekly Dvar Torah: Tzav

Giving thanks: The connection between the Torah reading, Tzav, and our personal and national lives. We have also brought Rabbi Sacks BBC Passover message at the end of the Dvar Torah. , 3/26/2010, 10:08 AM

Dvar Torah: Vayikra

Self and Sacrifice: the meaning of the sacrificial system is still with us, although the Holy Temple, sadly, is not. Rabbi Sacks explains., 3/18/2010, 3:58 PM

Dvar Torah: Vayakhel Pekudei

Where does the Divine Presence Live?, 3/11/2010, 6:41 PM

Dvar Torah and Audio: Ki Tisa

Counting their contributions, rather than their numbers, is the way to count Jews., 3/4/2010, 1:22 PM

Weekly Dvar Torah: Tetsave

Who is Honoured and Who can Laugh, 2/25/2010, 9:03 PM

Weekly Dvar Torah: Truma

Tabernacle and Temple, by whom and with what contributions should they be built?, 2/19/2010, 1:29 AM

Weekly Dvar Torah:Mishpatim

The Meaning of Texts: Interpretations of 1st century Jewish philosopher Philo that differed with traditional Rabbinic views on Biblical passages, had great influence on Western religion. On abortion, for example., 2/11/2010, 11:10 AM

Dvar Torah: Yitro

Justice or Peace? What does Moses' father in law Jethro (Yitro) have in mind when he acts as organizational advisor to Moses?, 2/4/2010, 3:11 PM

Dvar Torah and Audio: B'shalach

"Miracles" There are two ways of looking at the splitting of the Reed Sea, the natural and the supernatural. Either way, it was a wondrous miracle that is part of the collective memory of the Jewish people., 1/27/2010, 11:39 PM

Weekly Dvar Torah & Audio: Bo

Bo Torah Reading: The Difference between Signs and Wonders, 1/21/2010, 3:42 PM

Weekly Dvar Torah & Audio:Vaera

We are pleased to tell our readers that we will be featuring the Chief Rabbi's enlightening and inspiring analysis of the weekly Torah reading. This week's is entitled "Losing Freedom"., 1/14/2010, 1:54 PM

Living with Uncertainty

As Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Sacks greets non Jewish British citizens for their civil year, as do Israel's Chief Rabbinate and the IDF. The message is timeless: Thank G-d for the Courage to live with Uncertainty., 1/3/2010, 8:00 PM