“It is not our task to conquer or convert the world or enforce uniformity or belief. It is our task to be a blessing to the world. ”

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

“It is not our task to conquer or convert the world or enforce uniformity or belief. It is our task to be a blessing to the world. ”

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Perspectives

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Finding a Moral Compass in Challenging Times

On 21st March 2017, prominent New York Times columnist David Brooks and Rabbi Sacks held a public conversation at 92nd St Y in New York entitled 'Finding a Moral Compass in Challenging Times' The conversation was not just intellectually stimulating but an amusing one as well This event was co-presented with The Edgar M Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at New York University and endowed by... Read more
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Rabbi Sacks on the BDS campaign

As Israel Apartheid Weeks begin on campuses around the world, Rabbi Sacks has released a new whiteboard animation to explain … Read more

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The Seven Principles of Jewish Leadership

I was recently asked to write the foreword to a publication being produced by the Adam Science Foundation to mark … Read more

Covenant & Conversation

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The Sin Offering (Vayikra 5777)

Vayikra is about sacrifices, and though these laws have been inoperative for almost 2000 years since the destruction of the … Read more

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Encampments & Journeys (Vayakhel & Pekudei 5777)

Right at the end of the book of Shemot, there is a textual difficulty so slight that it is easy … Read more

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The Sabbath: First Day Or Last? (Ki Tissa 5777)

In the immensely lengthy and detailed account of the making of the Tabernacle, the Torah tells the story twice: first … Read more

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    Rabbi Sacks on Jewish identity
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Being an Inspiring Parent

Please join Rabbi Sacks as he looks at some of the ways we can be inspiring parents and really kindle the flame … Read more

Quote of the day

Freedom is a moral achievement, and without a constant effort of education it atrophies and must be fought for again.
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