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

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

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

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Perspectives

Not Your Parents' Crisis

In October 2017, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and NYU Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership Jonathan Haidt discussed moral dilemmas in the age of social media The conversation was moderated by Larissa MacFarquhar (The New Yorker) and hosted by the Bronfman Center For Jewish Student Life at the... Read more

The Power of Interaction Between the Generations

  This week, research was published showing that spending as little as ten minutes a day talking to someone with … Read more

The Greatness of Being Jewish

Last week at the Olami Summit in London, together with Naftali Bennett, Israel’s Minister for Diaspora Affairs, I had the honour … Read more

Covenant & Conversation

Why We Value What We Make (Terumah 5778)

The behavioural economist Dan Ariely did a series of experiments on what is known as the IKEA effect, or “why … Read more

The Power of Empathy (Mishpatim 5778)

William Ury, founder of the Harvard Program of Negotiation, tells a marvellous story in one of his books.[1] A young … Read more

The Bond of Loyalty and Love (Yitro 5778)

In the course of any life there are moments of awe and amazement when, with a full heart, you thank … Read more

  • 'The Politics of Hope'

  • The world our children will inherit tomorrow is born in the schools we build today (House of Lords)

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

Books

Videos

Rabbi Sacks in discussion with EJ Dionne and Bill Galston at The Brookings Institution

Just 24 hours before Paris was subject to a series of terrorist attacks that killed more than 120 people, Rabbi … Read more

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