Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

Love is not enough

Clear rules create and sustain a social order. That is where real love – not the sentimental, self-deceiving substitute – belongs. , 4/24/2018, 9:27 PM

The power of empathy

LIFE-CHANGING IDEA #18: If you seek to change anyone’s behaviour, you have to enter into their mindset, and then say word or do the deed that speaks to their emotions, not yours., 2/12/2018, 12:50 PM

The bond of loyalty and love

If you find yourself in a situation of conflict that threatens to break something apart, framing a covenant will help keep people together. There are certain things we can do together that none of us can do alone., 2/1/2018, 8:29 AM

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

Covenant & Conversation on the parsha: Hierarchy and power

Threre are three political rules that come to play in a coup., 7/1/2016, 12:24 PM

Covenant & Conversation for Shlach (Israel)

Two kinds of fear., 6/23/2016, 7:54 AM

Covenant & Conversation for Behaalotcha

A test of character. , 6/17/2016, 11:20 AM

Covenant and Conversation for Naso (Israel)

The blessing of love., 6/9/2016, 5:05 PM

Covenant & Conversation for Bamidbar

The sound of silence., 6/2/2016, 9:33 PM

Covenant & Conversation on the parsha

A sense of direction., 5/27/2016, 12:10 PM

Covenant & Conversation on the parsha

Family feeling., 5/19/2016, 11:46 AM

Covenant & Conversation on Emor

Holy times., 5/13/2016, 7:19 AM

For Israel: Covenant & Conversation for Kedoshim

In search of Jewish identity., 5/5/2016, 8:45 AM

Some short Pesach thoughts

, 4/21/2016, 12:28 PM

Covenant & Conversation: The power of shame

There are guilt cultures and shame cultures. Which one is the Torah-true society?, 4/17/2016, 10:51 AM

Covenant & Conversation on Tazria

The eighth day., 4/7/2016, 11:11 AM

Covenant & Conversation for Shmini: Enthusiasm

The dangers of enthusiasm., 4/1/2016, 5:56 PM

Covenant & Conversation for Tsav: Sacrifice

Explaining sacrifices., 3/25/2016, 11:29 AM

Covenant & Conversation for Vayikra

The pursuit of meaning., 3/18/2016, 10:01 AM

Covenant & Conversation for Pikudei

Walk, don't sit., 3/9/2016, 11:16 PM

Covenant & Conversation for Vayakhel

The social animal - man., 3/3/2016, 11:11 PM

Covenant & Conversation for Ki Tisa

The closeness of G-d., 2/26/2016, 9:14 AM

Covenant & Conversation for Tetzaveh

Inspiration and perspiration., 2/19/2016, 12:16 PM

Covenant & Conversation for Parshat Trumah

The gift of giving., 2/11/2016, 10:43 AM

Covenant & Conversation: Doing and hearing

The only way to understand a way of life is to take the risk of living it., 2/5/2016, 1:28 PM

Covenant & Conversation for Yitro: Gratitude with attitude

To thank before we think., 1/28/2016, 9:22 AM