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Sprints and Marathons: Acharei Mot–Kedoshim 5781

Sprints and Marathons: Acharei Mot–Kedoshim 5781

The good news is: there once was a Moses. Because of him, the people survived. The bad news is: what happens when there is no Moses?Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 22/04/2021 15:52
Rabbi Sacks on the Holocaust

Rabbi Sacks on the Holocaust

From the writings of Rabbi Sacks: questions, stories and points for family discussion and a prayer composed by Rabbi Sacks for Yom HaShoah.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 07/04/2021 13:44
Leadership: The courage of identity crises

Leadership: The courage of identity crises

Leaders must have the strength to know what they cannot be if they are to have the courage to be truly their best selves.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 25/03/2021 20:48
Celebrate!

Celebrate!

Genesis began with an act of Divine creation. Exodus ends with an act of human creation!. G-d and we are partners!Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 14/03/2021 09:05
Ki Tissa: How leaders fail

Ki Tissa: How leaders fail

There is an apocryphal quote attributed to several politicians: “Of course I follow the party. After all, I am their leader.”Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 04/03/2021 07:42
For Purim: G-d's hidden call

For Purim: G-d's hidden call

You don’t have to change the world to change the world, but we must always ask ourselves, what does Hashem want of me in this place, now?Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 26/02/2021 12:00
The home we build together - Terumah 5781

The home we build together - Terumah 5781

The building of the Tabernacle was the first great project the Israelites undertook together. It symbolised the challenge of the future.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 19/02/2021 12:41
Vision and details - Mishpatim 5781

Vision and details - Mishpatim 5781

Torah means “law.” But it also means “teaching, instruction, guidance,” or more generally, “direction”.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 11/02/2021 06:11
A naton of leaders

A naton of leaders

Doing the math in Jethro's suggestion to Moses, we realize that 1 in every 8 adult male was expected to undertake a form of leadership role.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 06/02/2021 18:49
International Holocaust Memorial Day and Tu Bi'Shvat

International Holocaust Memorial Day and Tu Bi'Shvat

Online resources for International Holocaust Memorial Day and Tu Bi'Shvat, from the archive of Rabbi Sacks zt"l.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 26/01/2021 13:00
The far horizon

The far horizon

Moes did not speak about liberty at the Exodus, he spoke about the distant future and the duty of parents to educate their children.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 21/01/2021 12:01
Overcoming setbacks

Overcoming setbacks

There are heights you cannot climb without first having fallen. Moses shows us the need to try and try again.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 14/01/2021 11:35
Women as leaders

Women as leaders

Beneath the surface of the parasha is a counter-narrative of six extraordinary women without whom there would not have been a Moses.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 07/01/2021 19:10
Tony Blair, former UK PM: Rabbi Sacks reminded me importance of faith

Tony Blair, former UK PM: Rabbi Sacks reminded me importance of faith

Conference of European Rabbis holds memorial event honoring Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. 'The things he gave me will stay with me till I die.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/01/2021 12:54
Moving forwards

Moving forwards

Any leader elected to anything, anyone more loved or gifted than others, will face envy and false accusations. Joseph did not waver.. Op-ed.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 04/01/2021 08:30
The unexpected leader

The unexpected leader

Predictions are impossible in the affairs of living, breathing human beings and in this parasha, we see Judah rise to leadership - and why.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 24/12/2020 07:18
Miketz: Three approaches to dreams

Miketz: Three approaches to dreams

Joseph had three gifts that many have in isolation but few in combination.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 18/12/2020 11:42
Watch: Rabbi Sacks' daughter lights Hanukkah candles in his memory

Watch: Rabbi Sacks' daughter lights Hanukkah candles in his memory

Gila Sacks, daughter of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, joins Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer virtually for Hanukkah candle lighting.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/12/2020 05:11
Vayeshev: The power of praise; Hanukkah: Ceremony and Celebration for the family

Vayeshev: The power of praise; Hanukkah: Ceremony and Celebration for the family

There is a delicate balance between the neglect that leads to lack of confidence and excessive praise or favouritism..Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 10/12/2020 08:30
Prince Charles calls Rabbi Jonathan Sacks ‘a light unto this nation’

Prince Charles calls Rabbi Jonathan Sacks ‘a light unto this nation’

The Prince of Wales lauds former UK Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks at 'shloshim' event marking 30 days since Rabbi Sack's passing.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 07/12/2020 07:16
Vayishlach: Be thyself

Vayishlach: Be thyself

The story of Jacob wrestling with an unnamed adversary and his new name Israel is essential to understanding what it means to be a Jew.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 04/12/2020 06:28
Our mentor. our teacher. Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks z"l, an American perspective

Our mentor. our teacher. Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks z"l, an American perspective

Three major Orthodox forces in America, the OU, RCA and YU join in a filmed tribute to Rabbi Sacks.Joshua Steinreich, 02/12/2020 15:05
Light in dark times

Light in dark times

The ability to survive and to recover is part of what it takes to be a leader. Covenant & Conversation for Vayetse.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 26/11/2020 11:40
Communication matters

Communication matters

Isaac never intended to give the blessing of the covenant to Esau. He intended to give each child the blessing that suited them.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 18/11/2020 21:58
Rabbi Sacks' Torah series to continue - even after his passing

Rabbi Sacks' Torah series to continue - even after his passing

Office of the late UK Chief Rabbi says a full year's-worth of essays prepared before Rabbi Sacks passed away from cancer.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/11/2020 12:09
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, 13/11/2020 09:00
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, 13/11/2020 08:13
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 , 12/11/2020 12:00
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, 09/11/2020 16:27
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, 09/11/2020 14:56
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, 09/11/2020 11:16
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, 09/11/2020 10:27
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, 09/11/2020 08:10
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, 09/11/2020 07:54
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, 08/11/2020 19:44
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, 08/11/2020 15:20
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, 08/11/2020 13:29
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, 08/11/2020 12:38
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, 08/11/2020 04:55
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, 07/11/2020 21:51
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, 07/11/2020 20:44
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, 30/10/2020 09:06
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, 15/10/2020 23:08
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, 07/10/2020 18:24
The arc of the moral universe

The arc of the moral universe

Covenant & Conversation for Haazinu 5781.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 24/09/2020 16:00
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, 08/09/2020 14:40
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, 03/09/2020 09:00
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, 28/08/2020 16:52
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, 27/08/2020 10:07
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, 20/08/2020 06:00
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, 13/08/2020 08:44
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, 06/08/2020 08:00
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, 29/07/2020 21:04
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, 24/07/2020 09:32
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, 17/07/2020 17:15
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, 02/07/2020 08:12
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, 25/06/2020 21:17