“Good leaders create followers. Great leaders create leaders.”

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

“Good leaders create followers. Great leaders create leaders.”

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks


Truth emerges from disagreement and debate

Coming in to Broadcasting House this morning I saw for the first time the statue unveiled this week, of George Orwell, with its inscription on the wall behind, “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear” How badly we need that truth todayI’ve been deeply troubled by what seems to me to be the assault on free speech taking place... Read more

The state is no substitute for personal responsibility.

People in their hundreds camped out overnight in central London to be among the first to buy the new iPhone X last … Read more

Fake news erodes the moral ecology on which liberty depends

Yesterday a major British dictionary named as its 2017 word of the year the phrase “fake news.” At least I … Read more

Covenant & Conversation

Why Isaac? Why Jacob? (Toldot 5778)

Why Isaac, not Ishmael? Why Jacob, not Esau? These are among the most searing questions in the whole of Judaism. … Read more

The World’s Oldest Man (Chayei Sarah 5778)

On 11 August 2017, the world’s oldest man passed away, just a month short of his 114th birthday – making … Read more

The Space Between Us (Vayera 5778)

The stories told in Bereishit chapters 21 and 22 – the sending away of Ishmael and the binding of Isaac … Read more

  • Facing the future without fear, together (Rabbi Sacks at TED2017)

  • Rabbi Sacks receives The Irving Kristol Award from the American Enterprise Institute

  • "Cultural Climate Change" - Rabbi Sacks at The Chautauqua Institution



“YU and the World of Tomorrow” – Rabbi Sacks speaks to Rabbi Ari Lamm

Rabbi Ari Lamm interviews Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, international religious leader, philosopher, and award-winning author at the opening session of … Read more

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True greatness is showing respect to the people other people don't notice. The people who show respect win respect.
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