“Wars are won by weapons but it takes ideas to win a peace. ”

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

“Wars are won by weapons but it takes ideas to win a peace. ”

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks


Lessons in Leadership

Rabbi Sacks was recently asked some questions on the subject of leadership by a British student on the Executive Education Programme at the Harvard Business School The questions focussed on his own leadership journey and the lessons he learnt along the way The video, originally intended just to help this one student with an assignment, ended up being shown to the entire course So we thought we... Read more

Seven Principles for Maintaining Jewish Peoplehood

Transcript Jews are an argumentative people. We are the only civilisation, known to me, all of whose canonical texts are … Read more

Humans and Artificial Intelligence

There was a clash this week between two titans of high technology, Elon Musk, of the electric cars and Mark … Read more

Covenant & Conversation

The Consent of the Governed (Shoftim 5777)

The contribution of Tanakh, the Hebrew Bible, to political thought is fundamental, but not well known. In this study I … Read more

The Limits of Grief (Re’eh 5777)

“You are children of the Lord your God. Do not cut yourselves or shave the front of your heads for … Read more

Why Civilisations Fail (Eikev 5777)

What is the real challenge of maintaining a free society? In parshat Eikev, Moses springs his great surprise. Here are … Read more

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The Centenary of the Balfour Declaration (House of Lords)

On 5th July 2017, Rabbi Lord Sacks participated in a House of Lords debate on the centenary of the Balfour … Read more

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Every time we harm someone, that harm rebounds on us and others.
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