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

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

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

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks


The Corrosive Power of Hate (Thought for the Day)

I’ve been doing Thought for the Day for thirty years but I never thought that in 2018 I would still have to speak about antisemitism I was part of that generation, born after the Holocaust, who believed the nations of the world when they said: Never again But this week, there was an unprecedented debate about antisemitism in Parliament Several MPs spoke emotionally about the abuse... Read more

Ways of Counting Time: The Omer Controversy

Rabbi Sacks delivered a shiur to over 500 yeshiva and seminary students in Jerusalem on Wednesday 18th May 2016. The … Read more

Ten Paths to God: A curriculum based on the teachings of Rabbi Sacks

Welcome to ‘Ten Paths to God’, a new 10-unit curriculum on Judaism and Jewish identity based on traditional sources and the teachings of … Read more

Covenant & Conversation

Love Is Not Enough (Acharei-Mot Kedoshim 5778)

The opening chapter of Kedoshim contains two of the most powerful of all commands: to love your neighbour and to … Read more

The Power of Praise (Tazria-Metzora 5778)

From time to time couples come to see me before their wedding. Sometimes they ask me whether I have any … Read more

When Weakness Becomes Strength (Shemini 5778)

Have you ever felt inadequate to a task you have been assigned or a job you have been given? Do … Read more

  • Israel 70: The Everlasting Symbol

  • 'The Politics of Hope'

  • Not Your Parents' Crisis: A Conversation between Rabbi Sacks and Prof Jonathan Haidt



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

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