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News and updates about Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

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.

The hidden meaning of the Bilam story

Kohelet, Tolstoy and the Red Heifer

The person in modern times who most deeply experienced and expressed what Kohelet felt was Tolstoy.

Kohelet, Tolstoy and the Red Heifer

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.

How not to argue

What is going on?

In any critical situation, we need to ask: “What is happening? Of what story is this a part?" (For Shlach)

What is going on?

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.

Loneliness and Faith

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.

Egalitarian Society, Jewish-style

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 Pandemic

 How to enhance your Shavuot during the coronavirus pandemic

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.

Ways of counting time: The Omer controversy

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.

Radical uncertainty - we can live with it

The Ethic of Holiness: Acharei Mot - Kedoshim 5780

Covenant and Conversation: Finding faith in the parsha.

The Ethic of Holiness: Acharei Mot - Kedoshim 5780

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.

Rabbi Sacks on Memorial Day and Independence Day during pandemicplayer

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.

Watch: Inspiring words on Memorial Day and Independence Dayplayer

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.

The Torah as God’s Song

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.

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

Tzohar announces development of Tel Aviv center

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks: “Tzohar does what we need to do in this particular day and age.”

Tzohar announces development of Tel Aviv centerplayer

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.

Animal welfare: Is it a divine or moral imperative?

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.”

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

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.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks - straight to your Whatsapp

'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.

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

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.

Watch: Former UK Chief Rabbi's Jerusalem Day blessingplayer

'Politicians today are too political'

Former Chief Rabbi of the UK Jonathan Sacks laments polarization in contemporary politics. 'Today, anger and noise prevail.'

'Politicians today are too political'player

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'.

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

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.

Labour dismisses former Chief Rabbi's 'absurd' criticism

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks to discuss morality on BBC Radio

Former British Chief Rabbi to hold 5-part series on morality for the BBC.

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks to discuss morality on BBC Radio

'Meeting Rabbi Sacks was like something from a Talmudic tale'

Rabbi Benny Lau speaks about Pesach and his meeting with London's Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.

'Meeting Rabbi Sacks was like something from a Talmudic tale'player

Was former chief rabbi of UK behind Mike Pence's Knesset speech?

Former Chief Rabbi of UK says he was consulted by VP Pence for his Knesset address, calls it a 'great tribute to the Jewish people'.

Was former chief rabbi of UK behind Mike Pence's Knesset speech?

The world according to Rabbi Sacks

Allison Josephs interviews Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

The world according to Rabbi Sacks

'Western Wall issue should be resolved through dialogue'

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks opposes Conversion Law, says Western Wall issue should be resolved through compromise.

'Western Wall issue should be resolved through dialogue'

Watch: The mutation of anti-Semitism

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks explains how anti-Semitism has changed over time, and how its return presents a danger to the entire world.

Watch: The mutation of anti-Semitismplayer

'The only nation never to have lacked a presence in the land'

Watch Rabbi Jonathan Sacks discuss true intentions of BDS movement.

'The only nation never to have lacked a presence in the land'player

Rabbi Sacks slams Corbyn's Israel-ISIS comparison

At an event against anti-Semitism, Jeremy Corbyn compares Israel to ISIS. Rabbi Sacks: “[It] is demonisation of the highest order.”

Rabbi Sacks: Corbyn's Israel-ISIS comparison 'lowest of the low'

Watch: Rabbi Sacks explains 'new anti-Semitism'

Former British Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks explains to BBC why 'anti-Zionism is the new anti-Semitism.'

Watch: Rabbi Sacks explains 'the new anti-Semitism'player

Rabbi Sacks: Anti-Zionism is the new anti-Semitism

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks blasts BDS, others who target the State of Israel, as fronting the vanguard of contemporary anti-Semitism.

Former UK Chief Rabbi: Anti-Zionism is the new anti-Semitism

In Video, Rabbi Sacks Explains 'Why I Am A Jew'

Former British Chief Rabbi issues a uniquely creative animated appeal for Jews to connect with their culture, faith and mission.

In Powerful Video, Rabbi Sacks Explains 'Why I Am A Jew'player

Former UK Chief Rabbi: Broaden the Agenda

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks calls to "broaden the agenda" when it comes to discussions of boycotts and anti-Semitism.

'If Europe Isn't Safe for Jews, it Isn't Safe for Europeans'player

'Anti-Semites Hiding Behind Human Rights'

Rabbi Sacks explains how 'highest authority' has dictated the way Jews are hated, and how a Europe unsafe for Jews 'is unsafe for them too.'

Rabbi Sacks: Anti-Semites Using Guise of 'Human Rights'

'Politics of Haggadah' at YU

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and former US Senator Joe Lieberman look at the Pesach text in a new light - as work of political Jewish thought.

At YU, Rabbi Sacks, Joe Lieberman Discuss Politics of Haggadah

Unique Siddur Makes Prayer Personal

Koren Ani Tefilla Siddur wins in Jewish Book Council awards, deepening and enriching the prayer experience.

Unique Siddur Makes Prayer Personal

Britain's Top Vet Calls For Shechita Ban

Britain may join Poland and Denmark in banning ritual slaughter for 'cruelty,' announces veterinary association president.

Britain's Top Vet Calls For Shechita Ban

Rabbi Sacks: More Hareidim Need to be in IDF

Speaking Wednesday, former British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks said that the IDF served a very important role in Israeli society

Rabbi Sacks: More Hareidim Need to be in IDF