Israel: Home of Hope

Celebrating Israel with inspiration and wisdom from Rabbi Sacks.

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This new animation illustrates Rabbi Sacks’ narration from the album Israel: Hope of Hope, which explores the connection between Ezekiel’s Vision of the Valley of Dry Bones and the creation of the State of Israel.

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As Israel celebrated its 75th anniversary, we re-released Rabbi Sacks’ “Israel: Home of Hope”.

Originally made in 2008, the album used the power of words and music to tell the extraordinary and inspiring story of the State of Israel.

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This educational resource, created ahead of Israel’s 75th anniversary, is designed for students of middle and high school age, as a companion to the animated video “Israel: Home of Hope”, narrated by Rabbi Sacks.

More from Rabbi Sacks on Israel

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The Heroes of the Human Spirit

Rabbi Sacks’ address at Bnei Akiva’s Yom HaZikaron / Yom Ha’atzmaut ceremony in 2013.

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Israel at 70

In 2018 Rabbi Sacks delivered this video message in both Hebrew and English, where he spoke about Israel as “the Everlasting Symbol of Hope”.

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Future Tense: A Dream Fulfilled

An extract from Rabbi Sacks’ book, Future Tense: a vision for Jews and Judaism in the global culture.

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Israel: The Heart of Judaism

This article was first featured in the inaugural edition of HaMizrachi, published by World Mizrachi for Yom Ha’atzmaut in 2018.

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Rabbi Sacks on 21st Century Israel

The creation of a Jewish society in Israel based on the blueprint of Torah.


The Religious Significance of Israel

A piece from Rabbi Sacks’ series of Torah commentaries on the importance of Israel in Judaism.

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The Connection Between Judaism and Israel

In this video, the relationship between Jews as a people, Judaism as a religion, and Israel as a state is explored to shed light on antisemitism and anti-Zionism.

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From Sadness to Celebration

Rabbi Sacks’ address at Bnei Akiva’s Yom HaZikaron / Yom Ha’atzmaut ceremony in 2011, in London.

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The Way of Israel: The Jewish Land

Rabbi Sacks delivered this message in both Hebrew and English, calling Israel the Everlasting Symbol of Hope.