“Can we see the trace of God in the face of a stranger?”

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

“Can we see the trace of God in the face of a stranger?”

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Perspectives

NEW: Watch Rabbi Sacks explain why religion and science are 'The Great Partnership'

At various times in history, including now, people have thought that there was a conflict between religion and science At the time of Galileo, when religion was the stronger of the two, religious belief was used to reject science Today, when science is stronger, it is sometimes used to reject religion In fact, though, this whole idea is mistaken Watch Rabbi Sacks' new whiteboard animation... Read more

NEW: Unit 5 on 'The Way of Tzedakah: Love as Justice' is now available to download!

Overview In this fifth unit the mitzvah of tzedakah will be explored in the thought of Rabbi Sacks. For Rabbi Sacks, … Read more

Religion is not a threat

The world, it seems, might be better off without religion. Witness the horrific violence of the Islamic State, or look … Read more

Covenant & Conversation

The Consolations of Mortality (Chukat 5778)

  Chukat is about mortality. In it we read of the death of two of Israel’s three great leaders in … Read more

The First Populist (Korach 5778)

The story of Korach has much to teach us about one of the most disturbing phenomena of our time: the … Read more

Seeing What Isn’t There (Shelach Lecha 5778)

In Philadelphia there lives a gentle, gracious, grey-haired man, by now in his late-90s, whom Elaine and I have had … Read more

  • Rabbi Sacks on 'The Politics of Hope'

  • Israel 70: The Everlasting Symbol

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

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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