Jewish Year 5778 (2017-2018)

For the Torah cycle of the Jewish year 5778 (2017- 2018), Rabbi Sacks explored a new theme. In every parsha of his weekly Covenant & Conversation studies, he looked for a takeaway, a life-changing idea.

In his introductory essay for this series on Judaism's Life-Changing Ideas, he expands on his intentions for incorporating this theme into the weekly essays. "Some ideas really are life-changing. Each week I will try to introduce you to one from the parsha. If we change the way we think, we can change the way we feel, which changes the way we act, which changes the person we become. Ideas change lives, and great ideas help us to courage, to happiness and to lives filled with blessing."