“We should feel enlarged by the people who are different.”

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

“We should feel enlarged by the people who are different.”

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Perspectives

The team is bigger than the players; the game is bigger than the team (Thought for the Day)

Houses of worship tend to be rather empty today So if the proverbial anthropologist from Mars came down to earth now and asked, ‘Where do the crowds congregate to see the great human drama symbolically enacted’ I think you’d have to say: a football stadium That’s where a ritual is performed, where masses of people feel the collective effervescence that French sociologist Emil Durkheim... Read more

Unit 6 on 'The Way of Chessed: Love as Compassion' is now available to download!

Overview In this sixth unit the mitzvah of chessed will be explored in the thought of Rabbi Sacks. While tzedakah is giving with … Read more

Watch Rabbi Sacks' keynote speech at Bar-Ilan University on 'The Contemporary Task of Judaism'

On 7th June 2018, Rabbi Sacks delivered a keynote lecture at Bar-Ilan University entitled “The Contemporary Task of Judaism’”.

Covenant & Conversation

Miles to Go Before I Sleep (Matot-Masei 5778)

Etre ailleurs, “To be elsewhere – the great vice of this race, its great and secret virtue, the great vocation … Read more

The Lost Masterpiece (Pinchas 5778)

A true story that took place in 1995: It concerns the legacy of an unusual man with an unusual name: … Read more

A People that Dwells Alone (Balak 5778)

  This is an extraordinary moment in Jewish history, for good and not-so-good reasons. For the first time in almost … Read more

  • Rabbi Sacks on 'The Great Partnership'

  • Rabbi Sacks on 'The Politics of Hope'

  • Israel 70: The Everlasting Symbol

Books

Videos

Israel 70: The Everlasting Symbol

As we approach Yom Ha’Atzmaut and the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel, this video is … Read more

Quote of the day

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