“For Jews, the response to anti-Semitism must be to fight it but never to internalize it or accept it on its own terms. ”

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

“For Jews, the response to anti-Semitism must be to fight it but never to internalize it or accept it on its own terms. ”

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Perspectives

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The Danger of Outsourcing Morality

Prepared Remarks Beloved friends, The news that I had won this prize almost rendered me speechless, an event that would have been unprecedented in the history of the rabbinate But it has left me moved, humbled, thankful, and deeply motivated, because to me the award is not just about what has been done but also about how much there is still to do I want to express my deep sense of... Read more
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The Promise of American Renewal

On 20th January 2017, one of the great rituals of modern politics will take place: the inaugural address of a … Read more

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The Promise and Perils of Religion in the 21st Century

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks delivered the Templeton Prize lecture at the Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Religion and … Read more

Covenant & Conversation

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Freedom & Truth (Va’era 5777)

Why did Moses tell Pharaoh, if not a lie, then less than the full truth? Here is the conversation between … Read more

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Who Am I? (Shemot 5777)

Moses’ second question to God at the burning bush was, Who are you? “So I will go to the Israelites … Read more

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Jewish Time (Vayechi 5777)

Different cultures tell different stories. The great novelists of the nineteenth century wrote fiction that is essentially ethical. Jane Austen … Read more

  • Why I am a Jew

    Rabbi Sacks on Jewish identity
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Rabbi Sacks’ keynote address at the 2016 JFNA General Assembly

On Sunday 13th November 2016, Rabbi Sacks delivered the opening plenary keynote address at the Jewish Federations of North America’s … Read more

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For Jews, the response to anti-Semitism must be to fight it but never to internalize it or accept it on its own terms.
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