Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

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

Children Are Holy

The targeted killing of young children is most abhorrent because it negates the most basic feelings of humanity., 3/23/2012, 10:48 AM

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

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