12 lessons I learned from Rabbi Sacks

12 lessons I learned from Rabbi Sacks

":I am saddened, my brother Jonathan, you were so very pleasant to me." (Samuel II, Chapter 1)  Learning life lessons by example. Op-ed.Rabbi Elchanan Poupko, 11/13/2020, 9:00 AM
Two public figures left the world: One inspirational, one despicable

Two public figures left the world: One inspirational, one despicable

The contrast is between those who choose life and those who inflict death those who promote love and those who incite hatred. Op-ed.Melanie Phillips, 11/13/2020, 8:13 AM
Beginning the Journey (Chayei Sarah 5781)

Beginning the Journey (Chayei Sarah 5781)

Rabbi Sacks z’’l prepared a full year of Covenant & Conversation for 5781, based on his book Lessons in Leadership.Rabbi Jonathan Sacks , 11/12/2020, 12:00 PM
Daughter of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: He loved us so

Daughter of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: He loved us so

Gila Sacks eulogizes her father. 'Today came too soon and I'm not ready.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/9/2020, 4:27 PM
Watch: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks laid to rest in London

Watch: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks laid to rest in London

Rabbis and relatives pay their final respects at funeral service for former chief rabbi of Britain, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/9/2020, 2:56 PM
Rain that becomes a forest: Elegy for Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Rain that becomes a forest: Elegy for Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

In a week the shiva will end but the hole in our hearts will not heal. In memoriam and in gratitude for a great man of our times.Dr. Inna Rogatchi, 11/9/2020, 11:16 AM
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: Why bad things happen to good people

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: Why bad things happen to good people

In a heartbreaking video circulating the web, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks presents a touching answer to a timeless questionYoni Kempinski, 11/9/2020, 10:27 AM
EU's anti-Semitism czar eulogizes Rabbi Sacks as a 'mensch'

EU's anti-Semitism czar eulogizes Rabbi Sacks as a 'mensch'

Europe's coordinator for combating anti-Semitism eulogizes Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, calling him a 'bridge builder between cultures'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/9/2020, 8:10 AM
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks to the EU in 2016: Understanding the Mutating Virus of Antisemitism

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks to the EU in 2016: Understanding the Mutating Virus of Antisemitism

On September 2016, Rabbi Sacks delivered a keynote address to the EU and said that "The hate that begins with Jews never ends with Jews"Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/9/2020, 7:54 AM
Jewish world mourns two Torah 'giants' of our generation

Jewish world mourns two Torah 'giants' of our generation

Chief Rabbi of the UK, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Halachic authority Rabbi Dovid Feinstein pass away over the weekend.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/8/2020, 7:44 PM
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks to be laid to rest Sunday

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks to be laid to rest Sunday

Former Chief Rabbi of the UK, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, to be laid to rest Sunday, as Britain's second coronavirus lockdown continuesArutz Sheva Staff, 11/8/2020, 3:20 PM
Former UK Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks passes away

Former UK Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks passes away

Former UK Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Henry Sacks, British Orthodox rabbi, philosopher, theologian, and author has passed away.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/8/2020, 1:29 PM
Eulogizing Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks is not enough

Eulogizing Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks is not enough

Imagine being asked what you are doing with your commitment to Judaism. What will you answer?Sivan Rahav-Meir, 11/8/2020, 12:38 PM
UJA-Federation of New York mourns passing of former UK Chief Rabbi

UJA-Federation of New York mourns passing of former UK Chief Rabbi

"The world has lost one of the great Jewish leaders of our time."Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/8/2020, 4:55 AM
President Rivlin mourns passing of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

President Rivlin mourns passing of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

President: 'Rabbi Sacks bravely faced difficult questions and always found the right words to illuminate the Torah and explain its paths.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/7/2020, 9:51 PM
World Bnei Akiva mourns Rabbi Sacks passing

World Bnei Akiva mourns Rabbi Sacks passing

World Bnei Akiva: 'Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks was one of the most important thinkers in the Jewish world.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/7/2020, 8:44 PM
The courage not to conform

The courage not to conform

One reason Jews have been, out of all proportion to their numbers, leaders in many spheres of endeavour, is a willingness to be different.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 10/30/2020, 9:06 AM
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks diagnosed with cancer, undergoing treatment

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks diagnosed with cancer, undergoing treatment

Former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom "remains positive and upbeat, looking forward to returning to his work as soon as possible".Yoni Kempinski, 10/15/2020, 11:08 PM
Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah in a nutshell - Family Edition

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah in a nutshell - Family Edition

A new family-oriented holiday series, Ceremony and Celebration, full of resources to engage your family in meaningful Yom Tov interaction.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 10/7/2020, 6:24 PM
The arc of the moral universe

The arc of the moral universe

Covenant & Conversation for Haazinu 5781.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 9/24/2020, 4:00 PM
First of three Elul drashas: Faith and Insecurity

First of three Elul drashas: Faith and Insecurity

Hear some of the key themes of Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur as they relate to the ongoing challenge of the coronavirus pandemic.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 9/8/2020, 2:40 PM
Be silent and listen

Be silent and listen

The lockdown meant that we could listen to the poetry and passion of the prayers. And prayer is about listening, not just speaking.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 9/3/2020, 9:00 AM
Rabbi Sacks: US Jews making a 'big, big mistake' in politics

Rabbi Sacks: US Jews making a 'big, big mistake' in politics

Former Chief Rabbi of the UK warns Jews against 'blurring the line' between politics and Judaism. 'This is a very big thing.'Philissa Cramer, JTA, 8/28/2020, 4:52 PM
Does love conquer all?

Does love conquer all?

A seemingly minor law about inheritance is in fact a major statement of Jewish values.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 8/27/2020, 10:07 AM
A Sage is greater than a Prophet

A Sage is greater than a Prophet

What for the Prophets was a dazzling vision of a distant future was, for the Sages, a practical programme.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 8/20/2020, 6:00 AM
The good society

The good society

Moses states a proposition that is the most fundamental one in Dvarim and one that would be echoed endlessly by Israel’s Prophets:Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 8/13/2020, 8:44 AM
The Covenant and the Love

The Covenant and the Love

Eikev 5780: What is the covenant, and what is the love that is distinct from the covenant?Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 8/6/2020, 8:00 AM
Lapid, Rabbi Sacks share message of unity for Tisha B'Av

Lapid, Rabbi Sacks share message of unity for Tisha B'Av

Knesset Opposition chief, former British Chief Rabbi say they are united by love of the Jewish people despite their differences.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/29/2020, 9:04 PM
Followership

Followership

Covenant & Conversation Dvarim 5780: Faced with an angry mob, a leader is not always in control of the situation.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 7/24/2020, 9:32 AM
My Teacher: In Memoriam

My Teacher: In Memoriam

Judaism made an extraordinarily wise decision when it made teachers its heroes and lifelong education its passion..Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 7/17/2020, 5:15 PM
The hidden meaning of the Bilam story

The hidden meaning of the Bilam story

In the Bilam story, the Israelites were rescued from a danger they knew nothing about by a deliverance they knew nothing about.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 7/2/2020, 8:12 AM
Kohelet, Tolstoy and the Red Heifer

Kohelet, Tolstoy and the Red Heifer

The person in modern times who most deeply experienced and expressed what Kohelet felt was Tolstoy.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 6/25/2020, 9:17 PM
How not to argue

How not to argue

Korach and his cohorts wanted power, not truth, not for the sake of heaven. Today Korachs are to be found when power silences other truths.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 6/17/2020, 11:28 PM
What is going on?

What is going on?

In any critical situation, we need to ask: “What is happening? Of what story is this a part?" (For Shlach)Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 6/11/2020, 9:44 AM
Loneliness and Faith

Loneliness and Faith

When we are alone, He is with us. Great heroes of the human spirit met God in the silence of the lonely soul and felt His embrace.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 6/4/2020, 1:30 PM
Egalitarian Society, Jewish-style

Egalitarian Society, Jewish-style

The Jewish way to acheve a fair and just society is based on Judaism's most basic value. Riots do not achieve it, study does.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 6/1/2020, 5:31 PM
 How to enhance your Shavuot during the coronavirus pandemic

How to enhance your Shavuot during the coronavirus pandemic

Rabbi Lord Sacks and Chief Rabbi Mirviis present: A life of vertical & horizontal responsibility: Shavuot during the Coronavirus PandemicRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 5/26/2020, 3:00 PM
Ways of counting time: The Omer controversy

Ways of counting time: The Omer controversy

As the second part of the period of Counting the Omer begins, a deeper look at what it means.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 5/13/2020, 1:15 PM
Radical uncertainty - we can live with it

Radical uncertainty - we can live with it

We are the only people who can live in a shack with leaves as a roof and feel surrounded by clouds of glory. We cam live with uncertainty.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 5/7/2020, 11:49 PM
The Ethic of Holiness: Acharei Mot - Kedoshim 5780

The Ethic of Holiness: Acharei Mot - Kedoshim 5780

Covenant and Conversation: Finding faith in the parsha.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 4/30/2020, 11:55 AM
Rabbi Sacks on Memorial Day and Independence Day during COVID-19 pandemic

Rabbi Sacks on Memorial Day and Independence Day during COVID-19 pandemic

Rabbi Sacks shares words of encouragement and Torah as we approach Memorial Day and Independence Day in this strange and challenging time.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/28/2020, 4:20 PM
Watch: Inspiring words on Memorial Day and Independence Day

Watch: Inspiring words on Memorial Day and Independence Day

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks shares inspiring words on Memorial Day and Independence Day amid the coronavirus pandemic.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/28/2020, 2:35 AM
"Coronavirus will change everyone"

"Coronavirus will change everyone"

Rabbi Sacks' extended BBC Newsnight interview on the Coronavirus situation: "The sanctity of human life, is Judaism's highest ideal and sits above all other commandments." Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 3/19/2020, 7:38 AM
Isaac and Esau

Isaac and Esau

Covenant and Conversation for Parashat Toldot.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 11/28/2019, 12:50 PM
The Torah as God’s Song

The Torah as God’s Song

When Jews speak they often argue. When they sing, they sing in harmony, because music is the language of the soul.Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, 10/4/2019, 4:28 AM
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Sivan Rahav Meir in a pre-holiday talk

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Sivan Rahav Meir in a pre-holiday talk

Watch: Israeli journalist visits Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, speaks to him about the holidays, Israel, elections, and new media.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/27/2019, 10:35 AM
Tzohar announces development of Tel Aviv center

Tzohar announces development of Tel Aviv center

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks: “Tzohar does what we need to do in this particular day and age.”Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/24/2019, 12:56 PM
Animal welfare: Is it a divine or moral imperative?

Animal welfare: Is it a divine or moral imperative?

Animals do not have rights, but we have duties towards them. We must not cause them unnecessary pain or emotional distress.Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, 9/13/2019, 1:07 AM
Former UK chief rabbi: Every Jew has a home in Israel

Former UK chief rabbi: Every Jew has a home in Israel

Rabbi Sacks: Amid enemies, Jews also have "very good friends." "Campaign against anti-Semitism in any country should be led by non-Jews.”Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/3/2019, 2:15 PM
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks - straight to your Whatsapp

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks - straight to your Whatsapp

This Elul, join Rabbi Sacks’ new WhatsApp group for daily inspirational ideas as we approach Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and 5780.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2019, 5:45 PM
'You cannot sustain freedom on the basis of hostility and hate'

'You cannot sustain freedom on the basis of hostility and hate'

Former UK Chief Rabbi argued that a society that tolerates anti-Semitism or any form of hate has forfeited all moral credibility.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 6/21/2019, 10:26 PM
Watch: Former UK Chief Rabbi's Jerusalem Day blessing

Watch: Former UK Chief Rabbi's Jerusalem Day blessing

Video released by former British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks honors Jerusalem ahead of anniversary of city's unification.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2019, 4:18 PM
'Politicians today are too political'

'Politicians today are too political'

Former Chief Rabbi of the UK Jonathan Sacks laments polarization in contemporary politics. 'Today, anger and noise prevail.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/23/2019, 4:03 PM
Terumah: A portable home

Terumah: A portable home

Covenant & Conversation - thoughts on the weekly Torah reading.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 2/7/2019, 7:59 AM
For Jeremy Corbyn: A true sense of British irony

For Jeremy Corbyn: A true sense of British irony

There are sound reasons for granting Jeremy Corbyn the British Zionist of the Year award. Daniel Pinner, 9/30/2018, 12:34 PM
Rabbi Sacks: Labour anti-Semitism an existential threat to Jews

Rabbi Sacks: Labour anti-Semitism an existential threat to Jews

Former Chief Rabbi of Britain says UK Jews may leave country if Labour's Jeremy Corbyn becomes PM, says anti-Semitism 'existential threat'.David Rosenberg, 9/2/2018, 6:26 PM
Labour dismisses former Chief Rabbi's 'absurd' criticism

Labour dismisses former Chief Rabbi's 'absurd' criticism

Britain’s Labour Party criticizes former British Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks after he condemned Jeremy Corbyn as an anti-Semite.Ben Ariel, 8/30/2018, 5:42 AM