Podcast

Office of Rabbi Sacks

Follow the audio shiurim, lectures and speeches of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, global religious leader, philosopher, author of over 30 books and moral voice for our time. Among other activity, Rabbi Sacks is currently the Ingeborg and Ira Rennert Global Distinguished Professor of Judaic Thought at New York University, the Kressel and Ephrat Family University Professor of Jewish Thought at Yeshiva University, and Professor of Law, Ethics and the Bible at King’s College London. Rabbi Sacks served a...more

Episodes

  • The Politics of Memory (Eikev 5779)

    Aug 20 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • Why Is The Jewish People So Small? (Va’etchanan 5779)

    Aug 13 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • The Teacher as Hero (Devarim 5779)

    Aug 07 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • Priorities (Matot-Masei 5779)

    Jul 31 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • The Religious Significance of Israel (Masei 5779)

    Jul 31 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • The Crown All Can Wear (Pinchas 5779)

    Jul 17 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • Not Reckoned Among the Nations (Balak 5779)

    Jul 10 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • Losing Miriam (Chukat 5779)

    Jul 03 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • Argument for the Sake of Heaven (Korach 5779)

    Jun 25 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • Fear of Freedom (Shelach Lecha 5779)

    Jun 19 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • Camp and Congregation (Beha'alotcha 5779)

    Jun 12 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • Sages and Saints (Naso 5779)

    Jun 03 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • Leading a Nation of Individuals (Bamidbar 5779

    May 28 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • The Birth of Hope (Bechukotai 5779)

    May 22 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • Evolution or Revolution? (Behar 5779)

    May 15 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • Three Versions of Shabbat (Emor 5779)

    May 08 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • From Priest to People (Kedoshim 5779)

    May 01 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • Thinking Fast and Slow (Acharei Mot 5779)

    Apr 29 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • The Power of Speech (Metzora 5779)

    Apr 10 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • The Sacrifices of Childbirth (Tazria 5779)

    Apr 03 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • Between Hope and Humanity (Shemini 5779)

    Mar 26 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • Destructive and Self-Destructive (Tzav 5779)

    Mar 19 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • The Pursuit of Meaning (Vayikra 5779)

    Mar 11 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in m...more

  • On Jewish Character (Pekudei 5779)

    Mar 06 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • The Beauty of Holiness or the Holiness of Beauty (Vayakhel 5779)

    Feb 27 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • Loving The Stranger (Mishpatim 5779)

    Jan 28 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in ...more

  • Mount Sinai and the Birth of Freedom (Yitro 5779)

    Jan 22 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • The Divided Sea: Natural or Supernatural? (Beshalach 5779)

    Jan 14 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • Against Their Gods (Bo 5779)

    Jan 07 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • The God Who Acts in History (Vaera 5779)

    Jan 02 2019

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • The Light at the Heart of Darkness (Shemot 5779)

    Dec 23 2018

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • The Future of the Past (Vayechi 5779)

    Dec 18 2018

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • Does My Father Love Me? (Vayigash 5779)

    Dec 11 2018

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • The Universal and the Particular(Mikketz 5779)

    Dec 03 2018

    "I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in mean...more

  • Refusing Comfort, Keeping Hope (Vayeshev 5779)

    Nov 26 2018

    I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in meani...more

  • Physical Fear, Moral Distress (Vayishlach 5779)

    Nov 21 2018

    I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in meani...more

  • When the 'I' is Silent (Vayetse 5779)

    Nov 12 2018

    I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in meani...more

  • The Courage of Persistence (Toldot 5779)

    Nov 07 2018

    I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in meani...more

  • On Judaism and Islam (Chayei Sarah 5779)

    Oct 30 2018

    I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in meani...more

  • God and Strangers (Vayera 5779)

    Oct 23 2018

    I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in meani...more

  • Thought for the Day

    Oct 22 2018

    Here is an audio recording of Rabbi Lord Sacks' Thought for the Day broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 19th October 2018. To read a transcript, please click here: http://rabbisacks.org/bigger-us-thought-day-19-october-2018/.

  • Four Dimensions of the Journey (Lech Lecha 5779)

    Oct 15 2018

    I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in meani...more

  • A Drama in Four Acts (Noach 5779)

    Oct 08 2018

    I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in meani...more

  • The Three Stages of Creation (Bereishit 5779)

    Oct 03 2018

    I am delighted to share with you the newest cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha (Torah reading). I am particularly excited to introduce a Family Edition accompaniment to this year's series which has two main aims. First, to present the ideas in Covenant & Conversation in a simplified way, making my ideas more accessible to children and teenagers. Second, to act as an educational resource for parents, teachers and anyone else to engage their children and students in meani...more

  • 'Emotional Intelligence' | Ha'azinu, Covenant & Conversation 5779

    Sep 20 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienn...more

  • Why I Am A Jew (Ten Paths to God | Epilogue)

    Sep 17 2018

    Welcome to ‘Ten Paths to God’, a new 10-unit curriculum on Judaism and Jewish identity based on traditional sources and the teachings of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. This curriculum has been developed as a free resource that can be adapted and used by anyone involved in formal or informal Jewish education – in middle or high schools, for youth movements, on campuses, or as part of outreach organisations, synagogues and community centres. It can also be a resource for parents to learn one-on-one wi...more

  • The World is Waiting for You | Nitzavim, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Sep 05 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • Welcome to 'Morality in the 21st Century'

    Sep 03 2018

    Over the past few months, I have had the privilege of working alongside the BBC Radio's Religion and Ethics Department to record a series looking at the issue of morality in the 21st century. During this fascinating journey, I had the opportunity to speak with some of the world's leading thinkers and philanthropists* as well as hugely impressive young voices representing the next generation. Together we talked about issues such as moral responsibility and who still has it; the impact of social ...more

  • Investing Time - Ten Life-Changing Principles from Rabbi Sacks

    Sep 03 2018

    Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are festivals that ask us how we have lived thus far. Have we drifted? Have we been travelling to the wrong destination? Does the way we live give us a sense of purpose, meaning and fulfilment? Judaism is the satellite navigation system of the soul, and Rosh Hashanah is the day we stop and see whether we need to change direction. Time is short. Down here on earth we only have one life to live; and unlike money, time lost can never be regained. Judaism is the world’s...more

  • 'The Story We Tell' | Ki Tavo, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Aug 29 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice a...more

  • The Way of Responsibility (Ten Paths to God | Unit 10)

    Aug 22 2018

    Welcome to ‘Ten Paths to God’, a new 10-unit curriculum on Judaism and Jewish identity based on traditional sources and the teachings of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. This curriculum has been developed as a free resource that can be adapted and used by anyone involved in formal or informal Jewish education – in middle or high schools, for youth movements, on campuses, or as part of outreach organisations, synagogues and community centres. It can also be a resource for parents to learn one-on-one wi...more

  • 'Social Capital and Fallen Donkeys'| Ki Teitse, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Aug 21 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • The Way of Kiddush Hashem: The Jewish Task (Ten Paths To God | Unit 9)

    Aug 17 2018

    Office of Rabbi Sacks Yearly Pro Unlimited plan 846 followers846 331 tracks331 Welcome to ‘Ten Paths to God’, a new 10-unit curriculum on Judaism and Jewish identity based on traditional sources and the teachings of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. This curriculum has been developed as a free resource that can be adapted and used by anyone involved in formal or informal Jewish education – in middle or high schools, for youth movements, on campuses, or as part of outreach organisations, synagogues an...more

  • The Way of Israel: The Jewish Land (Ten Paths To God | Unit 8)

    Aug 17 2018

    Welcome to ‘Ten Paths to God’, a new 10-unit curriculum on Judaism and Jewish identity based on traditional sources and the teachings of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. This curriculum has been developed as a free resource that can be adapted and used by anyone involved in formal or informal Jewish education – in middle or high schools, for youth movements, on campuses, or as part of outreach organisations, synagogues and community centres. It can also be a resource for parents to learn one-on-one wi...more

  • 'To Lead is to Serve'| Shoftim, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Aug 15 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • 'On Not Being A Victim'| Re'eh, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Aug 08 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • 'Listen. Really Listen.'| Eikev, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Aug 02 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • The Way Of Faith: Love As Loyalty (Ten Paths To God | Unit 7)

    Jul 24 2018

    Welcome to ‘Ten Paths to God’, a new 10-unit curriculum on Judaism and Jewish identity based on traditional sources and the teachings of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. This curriculum has been developed as a free resource that can be adapted and used by anyone involved in formal or informal Jewish education – in middle or high schools, for youth movements, on campuses, or as part of outreach organisations, synagogues and community centres. It can also be a resource for parents to learn one-on-one wi...more

  • 'Making Love Last'| Va'etchanan, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Jul 23 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • We must use God’s gifts to lessen the suffering of humankind (Thought for the Day)

    Jul 20 2018

    We must use God’s gifts to lessen the suffering of humankind (Thought for the Day) by The Office of Rabbi Sacks

  • 'The Effective Critic'| Devarim, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Jul 18 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • The team is bigger than the players; the game is bigger than the team (Thought for the Day)

    Jul 15 2018

    Listen to Rabbi Sacks' 'Thought for the Day' broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Friday 13th July 2018.

  • 'Miles to Go Before I Sleep'| Matot-Masei, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Jul 11 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • 'The Lost Masterpiece'| Pinchas, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Jul 03 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • The Way Of Chessed: Love As Compassion (Ten Paths To God | Unit 6)

    Jun 26 2018

    Welcome to ‘Ten Paths to God’, a new 10-unit curriculum on Judaism and Jewish identity based on traditional sources and the teachings of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. This curriculum has been developed as a free resource that can be adapted and used by anyone involved in formal or informal Jewish education – in middle or high schools, for youth movements, on campuses, or as part of outreach organisations, synagogues and community centres. It can also be a resource for parents to learn one-on-one wi...more

  • 'The Consolations of Mortality'| Chukat, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Jun 20 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • 'The First Populist'| Korach, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Jun 12 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • 'Seeing What Isn't There'| Shelach Lecha, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Jun 06 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice ...more

  • The Way of Tzedakah: Love As Justice (Ten Paths To God - Unit 5)

    Jun 04 2018

    Welcome to ‘Ten Paths to God’, a new 10-unit curriculum on Judaism and Jewish identity based on traditional sources and the teachings of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. This curriculum has been developed as a free resource that can be adapted and used by anyone involved in formal or informal Jewish education – in middle or high schools, for youth movements, on campuses, or as part of outreach organisations, synagogues and community centres. It can also be a resource for parents to learn one-on-one wi...more

  • 'Faith & Friendship'| Beha'alotecha, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    May 30 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • 'Lifting Heads'| Naso, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    May 23 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • 'The Two Journeys'| Bamidbar, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    May 16 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • The Way Of Study Listening To God (Ten Paths To God - Unit 3)

    May 16 2018

    Welcome to ‘Ten Paths to God’, a new 10-unit curriculum on Judaism and Jewish identity based on traditional sources and the teachings of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. This curriculum has been developed as a free resource that can be adapted and used by anyone involved in formal or informal Jewish education – in middle or high schools, for youth movements, on campuses, or as part of outreach organisations, synagogues and community centres. It can also be a resource for parents to learn one-on-one wi...more

  • The Way Of Prayer Speaking To God (Ten Paths To God - Unit 2)

    May 16 2018

    Welcome to ‘Ten Paths to God’, a new 10-unit curriculum on Judaism and Jewish identity based on traditional sources and the teachings of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. This curriculum has been developed as a free resource that can be adapted and used by anyone involved in formal or informal Jewish education – in middle or high schools, for youth movements, on campuses, or as part of outreach organisations, synagogues and community centres. It can also be a resource for parents to learn one-on-one wi...more

  • The Way Of Mitzvot Responding To God (Ten Paths To God - Unit 4)

    May 16 2018

    Welcome to ‘Ten Paths to God’, a new 10-unit curriculum on Judaism and Jewish identity based on traditional sources and the teachings of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. This curriculum has been developed as a free resource that can be adapted and used by anyone involved in formal or informal Jewish education – in middle or high schools, for youth movements, on campuses, or as part of outreach organisations, synagogues and community centres. It can also be a resource for parents to learn one-on-one wi...more

  • The Way Of Identity On Being A Jew (Ten Paths To God - Unit 1)

    May 16 2018

    Welcome to ‘Ten Paths to God’, a new 10-unit curriculum on Judaism and Jewish identity based on traditional sources and the teachings of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. This curriculum has been developed as a free resource that can be adapted and used by anyone involved in formal or informal Jewish education – in middle or high schools, for youth movements, on campuses, or as part of outreach organisations, synagogues and community centres. It can also be a resource for parents to learn one-on-one wi...more

  • 5778 - Bechukotai - In Search Of The Why

    May 09 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • We Are What We Do Not Own'| Behar, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    May 02 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • 'In The Diary' - Emor, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Apr 25 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • I never thought that in 2018 I would still have to speak about antisemitism. (Thought for the Day)

    Apr 20 2018

    This is the Thought for the Day broadcast, delivered by Rabbi Sacks on 20th April 2018.

  • 'Love Is Not Enough'| Acharei-Mot Kedoshim, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Apr 18 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • "The Power of Praise" | Tazria-Metzora, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Apr 11 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • "When Weakness Becomes Strength"| Shemini, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Mar 29 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • "Giving Thanks" | Tzav, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Mar 21 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • A New Concept of Freedom

    Mar 21 2018

    Listen to a pre-Pesach shiur by Rabbi Sacks on the new concept of freedom. To download the accompanying source sheet, please click here: http://rabbisacks.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/A-new-concept-of-freedom.pdf. This shiur was delivered at University College London on 20th March 2018.

  • "The Call" | Vayikra, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Mar 13 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • "Making Space" | Vayakhel & Pekudei, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Mar 05 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • "Anger: Its Uses and Abuses" | Ki Tissa, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Feb 28 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • C&C 5778 - Tetzaveh - Crushed for the Light

    Feb 21 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • C&C 5778 - Terumah - Why We Value What We Make

    Feb 14 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • C&C 5778 - Mishpatim - The Power of Empathy

    Feb 07 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • C&C 5778 - Yitro - The Bond Of Loyalty And Love

    Jan 31 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • "Strengthening ourselves, our children and the world"

    Jan 25 2018

    Here is a recording of an address at the Kohelet Yeshiva High School in Philadelphia where Rabbi Sacks spoke about the subject of 'anti-fragile' and the seven things we need to do to strengthen ourselves and our children in today's world.

  • C&C 5778 - Beshalach - The Longer, Shorter Road

    Jan 24 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • C&C 5778 - Bo - The Story We Tell

    Jan 17 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • C&C 5778 - Vaera - Freewill: Use It Or Lose It

    Jan 09 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • 5778 - Shemot - God Loves Those Who Argue

    Jan 02 2018

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • 5778 - Vayechi - What it Takes to Forgive

    Dec 27 2017

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • 5778 - Vayigash - The First Psychotherapist

    Dec 19 2017

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • Lighting a Candle of Hope - A short thought for Chanukah from Rabbi Sacks

    Dec 14 2017

    Yesterday, Rabbi Sacks took part in a Facebook Live project being run by The Jerusalem Post, in conjunction with Israel's Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, to connect Jews from around the world over Chanukah. This recording is of a talk Rabbi Sacks gave to students at the Hasmonean High School for Boys' in London, UK on 13th December 2017.

  • 5778 - Mikketz - Jews And Economics

    Dec 12 2017

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • 5778 - Vayeshev - Improbable Endings And The Defeat Of Despair

    Dec 06 2017

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • C&C 5778 - Vayishlach - The Struggle Of Faith

    Nov 27 2017

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • Yeshiva University - 'The World of Tomorrow' Conference

    Nov 21 2017

    On Sunday 22nd October, Rabbi Sacks participated in a public conversation with Rabbi Ari Lamm as part of Yeshiva University's 'World of Tomorrow' Conference, held under the direction and leadership of its new President, Rabbi Dr Ari Berman. Here is a recording of the conversation which covered a range of issues including: national versus particular identities, the meaning of community, educational opportunities in the 21st century, defining modern orthodoxy, interfaith relations and the role of...more

  • C&C 5778 - Vayetse - Out of the Depths

    Nov 21 2017

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • Why Isaac? Why Jacob? | Toldot, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Nov 13 2017

    What is Judaism? It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written version of his commentary from www.RabbiSacks.org. Covenant and Conversation 5778 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice an...more

  • Truth emerges from disagreement and debate (thought for the Day)

    Nov 13 2017

    This is a recording of Rabbi Sacks' 'Thought for the Day', delivered on BBC Radio 4 on Friday 10th November 2017.

  • C&C 5778 - Chayei Sarah - The World's Oldest Man

    Nov 07 2017

    What is Judaism? A religion? A faith? A way of life? A set of beliefs? A collection of commands? A culture? A civilisation? It is all these, but it is emphatically something more. It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written vers...more

  • Fake news erodes the moral ecology on which liberty depends (Thought for the Day)

    Nov 06 2017

    Rabbi Sacks delivered the 'Thought for the Day' on BBC Radio 4 on Friday 3rd November in which he spoke about the challenged posed to society by the phenomenon of "fake news".

  • C&C 5778 - Vayera - The Space Between Us

    Nov 01 2017

    What is Judaism? A religion? A faith? A way of life? A set of beliefs? A collection of commands? A culture? A civilisation? It is all these, but it is emphatically something more. It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written vers...more

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

    Oct 30 2017

    On 24th October 2017, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks received the American Enterprise Institute's Irving Kristol Award at a gala dinner in Washington DC. The Irving Kristol Award is the highest honour conferred by the American Enterprise Institute. AEI gives the award annually to an individual who has made exceptional intellectual and practical contributions to improve government policy, social welfare, or political understanding.

  • Inner-Directedness | Lech Lecha, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Oct 23 2017

    What is Judaism? A religion? A faith? A way of life? A set of beliefs? A collection of commands? A culture? A civilisation? It is all these, but it is emphatically something more. It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written vers...more

  • The Trace of God | Noach, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Oct 17 2017

    What is Judaism? A religion? A faith? A way of life? A set of beliefs? A collection of commands? A culture? A civilisation? It is all these, but it is emphatically something more. It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written versio...more

  • The Faith of God | Bereishit, Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Oct 10 2017

    What is Judaism? A religion? A faith? A way of life? A set of beliefs? A collection of commands? A culture? A civilisation? It is all these, but it is emphatically something more. It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written versio...more

  • Judaism's Life-Changing Ideas | An Introduction to Covenant & Conversation 5778

    Oct 10 2017

    What is Judaism? A religion? A faith? A way of life? A set of beliefs? A collection of commands? A culture? A civilisation? It is all these, but it is emphatically something more. It is a way of thinking, a constellation of ideas: a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Judaism contains life-changing ideas. Each week as part of his Covenant & Conversation series for 5778, Rabbi Sacks will explore a single life-changing idea in the Hebrew Bible. You can download a written versio...more

  • Lessons From Kohelet - A Sukkot Shiur By Rabbi Sacks

    Oct 03 2017

    Listen to a Sukkot shiur by Rabbi Sacks to discover what it is about the book of Kohelet that makes it such a relevant text for today's society.

  • Confusing Satan - Pre-Rosh Hashanah shiur by Rabbi Sacks

    Sep 17 2017

    To mark the launch of 'Ceremony and Celebration: An Introduction to the Holidays' (published by Maggid Books), Rabbi Sacks delivered a pre-Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur shiur entitled 'Confusing Satan'. Before listening, please download the accompanying source sheet here: http://rabbisacks.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/RH-5778-source-sheet.pdf.

  • Understanding Prayer: Heart, Mind and Soul

    Sep 15 2017

    This track is the audio versions for a series of ten videos Rabbi Sacks produced called 'Understanding Prayer: Heart, Mind and Soul'. These videos - and transcripts - can be viewed at www.RabbiSacks.org/Prayer. Jews around the world are approaching the High Holy Days of the Jewish year - Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. It is the spiritual high moment of the Judaism and a time when we focus intensely on our prayers and how we want to live our lives, where we have succeeded and where we might have ...more

  • CC 5777 - Nitzavim-Vayelech - Why Be Jewish?

    Sep 13 2017

    Vayelech-Nitzavim. Rabbi Sacks continues the conversation from last week on the eternal covenant between God and the Jewish people, and how it affects every one of us. Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l.

  • C&C 5777 - Ki Tavo - Covenant and Conversation

    Sep 06 2017

    Ki Tavo. Rabbi Sacks speaks this week of the eternal covenant between God and the Jewish people, which is formed and maintained through conversation and loyalty. Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l.

  • C&C 5777 - Ki Teitse - Two Types of Hate

    Aug 30 2017

    Ki Teitse. Rabbi Sacks speaks this week of the seemingly strange command against Amalek. Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l.

  • C&C 5777 - Shoftim - The Consent of the Governed

    Aug 22 2017

    Shoftim. Rabbi Sacks speaks this week of how the Torah is the eternal voice on ideals for society, democracy, politics, freedom and human dignity. Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l.

  • C&C 5777 - Reeh - The Limits of Grief

    Aug 16 2017

    This week we read the parsha of Re'eh, where Rabbi Sacks will discuss how Jewish law (Halakhah)sets clear guidelines for mourners, allowing us to honour both the dead and the living, sustaining the delicate balance between grief and consolation, the loss of life that gives us pain, and the re-affirmation of life that gives us hope. Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l.

  • Lessons in Leadership - Responses for the Harvard Business School's Executive Education Programme

    Aug 11 2017

    Rabbi Sacks was recently asked some questions on the subject of leadership by a student on the Executive Education Programme at the Harvard Business School. The questions focussed on his own leadership journey and the lessons he has learnt along the way. The video, originally intended just to help the student with her assignment, ended up being shown to her entire course (with our permission!). So we thought we would share the audio of it with you here. In this recording, Rabbi Sacks offers ans...more

  • C&C 5777 - Eikev - Why Civilisations Fail

    Aug 08 2017

    Eikev. What is the real challenge of maintaining a free society? Rabbi Sacks takes a look at this week's parsha of Eikev, to emphasise the key ways that religion strengthens a sustainable society. Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l.

  • C&C 5777 - Vaetchanan - Philosophy or Prophecy?

    Aug 02 2017

    Va'etchanan. Rabbi Sacks enters into the ages old debate on whether the first of the ten commandments is truly the first of the 613 mitzvot, and by breaking down this question, he examines how we view the essence of commandments. Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l.

  • C&C 5777 - Devarim - The Book of the Covenant

    Jul 26 2017

    Devarim. Rabbi Sacks raises and answers three fundamental questions about the book of Devarim. Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l.

  • Cultural Climate Change: The Role of Religion in a Secularised West

    Jul 21 2017

    On Thursday 13th July, Rabbi Sacks delivered a keynote lecture on the concept of what he called 'Cultural Climate Change' and what religion has to offer in an increasingly secularised West. The lecture was hosted by The Chautauqua Institution, an arts and cultural lifelong learning community on the shores of Lake Chautauqua in Western New York.

  • How we can face the future without fear, together (Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, TED2017)

    Jul 19 2017

    It's a fateful moment in history. We've seen divisive elections, divided societies and the growth of extremism -- all fueled by anxiety and uncertainty. "Is there something we can do, each of us, to be able to face the future without fear?" asks Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. In this electrifying talk at TED2017, the spiritual leader gives us three specific ways we can move from the politics of "me" to the politics of "all of us, together."

  • C&C 5777 - Mattot Masei - The Prophetic Voice

    Jul 18 2017

    Mattot-Masei. Jewish prophets were the world’s first social critics and their message continues through the centuries. Rabbi Sacks takes a look this week at prophetic truths, and what we must learn from them today. Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l.

  • C&C 5777 - Pinchas - Influence and Power

    Jul 11 2017

    Pinchas. When Moses asks for God to appoint a successor to lead the people, God gives him precise instructions for a three-step process. What is the significance of these detailed instructions? What does it tell us about the nature of leadership in Judaism? Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l.

  • C&C 5777 - Balak - A People That Dwells Alone

    Jul 05 2017

    Balak. "How and why are Jews different. The biblical answer is surprising and profound..." Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l.

  • C&C 5777 - Descartes Error - Chukkat

    Jun 28 2017

    Chukat. The Jewish laws known as chukkim are not meant to be necessarily understood by us, but nevertheless they should be followed. In the light of recent neuroscience we can suggest that they are laws designed to bypass the prefrontal cortex, the rational brain, and create instinctive patterns of behaviour to counteract some of the darker emotional drives at work in the human mind. Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Mau...more

  • C&C 5777 - Korach - A Lesson in Conflict Resolution

    Jun 21 2017

    Korach. "The Korach rebellion was the single most dangerous challenge to Moses’ leadership during the forty years that he led the people through the wilderness." How was this conflict resolved? Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l.

  • C&C 5777 - Shelach Lecha - Freedom Needs Patience

    Jun 12 2017

    Shelach Lecha. You can take the Jewish people out of Egypt but it's far harder to take Egypt out of the Jewish people. Rabbi Sacks explores how the people changed their mindset after being freed from slavery. Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l.

  • C&C 5777 - Behaalotcha - Leadership Beyond Despair

    Jun 05 2017

    Beha'alotecha. "We identify with the heroes of the Bible because, despite their greatness, they never cease to be human, nor do they aspire to be anything else. Hence the phenomenon of which the sedra of Beha’alotecha provides a shattering example: the vulnerability of some of the greatest religious leaders of all time, to depression and despair." Rabbi Sacks takes a look at this week's parsha, to learn from biblical leaders like Moshe, who continued on to greatness even after reaching their lo...more

  • C&C 5777 - Naso - The Pursuit of Peace

    May 30 2017

    Naso. "Naso is a series of practical lessons in how to ensure, as far as possible, that everyone feels recognised and respected, and that suspicion is defused and dissolved." Rabbi Sacks takes a look at this week's parsha of Naso, to explore the Torah's emphasis on the pursuit of peace. Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l.

  • C&C 5777 - Bamidbar - The Ever-Repeated Story

    May 24 2017

    Bamidbar. "Here in the Torah is the way to create a freedom that honours order, and a social order that honours human freedom. There is no other way." Rabbi Sacks takes a look at this week's parsha of Bamidbar, to explore the repeated themes of the Torah, and what we can learn from them. Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l.

  • C&C 5777 - Behar & Bechukotai - Minority Rights

    May 18 2017

    Behar & Bechukotai. "Minority rights are the best test of a free and just society." Rabbi Sacks takes a look at this week's double parsha, to look at the Torah's perspective on the treatment of minorities. Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l.

  • C&C 5777 - Emor - The Duality of Jewish Time

    May 10 2017

    Emor. "Time plays an enormous part in Judaism." Rabbi Sacks takes a look at this week's parsha of Emor, to delve into the duality of Jewish Time. Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l.

  • C&C 5777 - Tazria-Metsorah - Is there such a thing as Lashon Tov?

    Apr 26 2017

    Tazria-Metsorah. If it is a sin to talk negatively about others, is it a mitzvah to talk positively? Rabbi Sacks takes a look at this week's double parsha of Tazria-Metsorah, to delve into the idea of "Lashon Tov". Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l.

  • C&C 5777 - Shemini - The Light We Make

    Apr 20 2017

    Shemini. "What is the significance of the “eighth day,” the phrase that gives our sedra its name? To understand the profound symbolism of the number eight, we have to go back to creation itself." Rabbi Sacks takes a look at this week's parsha of Shemini, to explains why... Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l.

  • Being an Inspired Parent: "The Keys to Stability" (9/13)

    Apr 06 2017

    This is the ninth episode of the new podcast series from Rabbi Sacks on how to be an inspired (and inspiring) parent. Each short episode focuses on one of Rabbi Sacks' 13 principles of inspired parenting. In this episode, listen to Rabbi Sacks discuss the importance of being in the world but not of the world, of living by your standards and not by the standards the world might seek to impose on you. To watch a video version of this podcast, please visit rabbisacks.org/being-an-inspiring-parent...more

  • Being an Inspired Parent: "Think Long" (8/13)

    Apr 06 2017

    This is the eighth episode of the new podcast series from Rabbi Sacks on how to be an inspired (and inspiring) parent. Each short episode focuses on one of Rabbi Sacks' 13 principles of inspired parenting. In this episode, listen to Rabbi Sacks discuss the importance of being in the world but not of the world, of living by your standards and not by the standards the world might seek to impose on you. To watch a video version of this podcast, please visit rabbisacks.org/being-an-inspiring-paren...more

  • C&C 5777 - Tzav - Why Civilisations Die

    Apr 05 2017

    Tzav. "The world’s greatest civilisations have all, in time, become extinct while Judaism has always survived." How? Rabbi Sacks takes a look at this week's parsha of Tzav, to explains why... Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l.

  • Being an Inspiring Parent: "Be in but not of the world" (7/13)

    Mar 31 2017

    This is the seventh episode of the new podcast series from Rabbi Sacks on how to be an inspired (and inspiring) parent. Each short episode focuses on one of Rabbi Sacks' 13 principles of inspired parenting. In this episode, listen to Rabbi Sacks discuss the importance of being in the world but not of the world, of living by your standards and not by the standards the world might seek to impose on you. To watch a video version of this podcast, please visit rabbisacks.org/being-an-inspiring-par...more

  • Being an Inspiring Parent: "Learning and Doing" (6/13)

    Mar 30 2017

    This is the sixth episode of the new podcast series from Rabbi Sacks on how to be an inspired (and inspiring) parent. Each short episode will focus on one of Rabbi Sacks' 13 principles of inspired parenting. In this episode, listen to Rabbi Sacks discuss the important role that music and song have in instilling a love of Judaism in your children. To watch a video version of this podcast, please visit rabbisacks.org/being-an-inspiring-parent/

  • Being an Inspiring Parent: "Make your Judaism Sing" (5/13)

    Mar 29 2017

    This is the fifth episode of the new podcast series from Rabbi Sacks on how to be an inspired (and inspiring) parent. Each short episode will focus on one of Rabbi Sacks' 13 principles of inspired parenting. In this episode, listen to Rabbi Sacks discuss the important role that music and song have in instilling a love of Judaism in your children. To watch a video version of this podcast, please visit rabbisacks.org/being-an-inspiring-parent/

  • Being an Inspiring Parent: "No Need for High Walls" (4/13)

    Mar 27 2017

    This is the fourth episode of the new podcast series from Rabbi Sacks on how to be an inspired (and inspiring) parent. Each short episode will focus on one of Rabbi Sacks' 13 principles of inspired parenting. In this episode, listen to Rabbi Sacks talk about how important it is to set the example for your children to follow. To watch a video version of this podcast, please visit rabbisacks.org/being-an-inspiring-parent/

  • 'Finding a Moral Compass in Challenging Times' - David Brooks & Rabbi Sacks in conversation

    Mar 24 2017

    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 Francine and Abdullah Simon z”l.

  • Being an Inspiring Parent: "Lead the Way" (3/13)

    Mar 24 2017

    This is the third episode of the new podcast series from Rabbi Sacks on how to be an inspired (and inspiring) parent. Each short episode will focus on one of Rabbi Sacks' 13 principles of inspired parenting. In this episode, listen to Rabbi Sacks talk about how important it is to set the example for your children to follow. To watch a video version of this podcast, please visit rabbisacks.org/being-an-inspiring-parent/ or to watch it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_25bliBVdY

  • Being an Inspiring Parent: "Serve God in joy" (2/13)

    Mar 22 2017

    Over the next few weeks, listen to a new podcast series from Rabbi Sacks on how to be an inspiring parent. Each short episode will focus on one of Rabbi Sacks' 13 principles of inspired parenting. In this second podcast, Rabbi Sacks talks about how important it is to serve God in joy if you want your children to love Judaism. To watch a video version of this podcast, please visit rabbisacks.org/being-an-inspiring-parent/.

  • C&C 5777 - Vayakhel Pekudei - Encampments & Journeys

    Mar 20 2017

    Vayakhel Pekudei. This week I take a look at the journeys that the Jewish People experienced as they travelled through the desert, and how these travels reflect the unique challenge of being a Jew. Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l.

  • Being an Inspiring Parent: "Making Space" (1/13)

    Mar 16 2017

    Over the next few weeks, listen to a new podcast series from Rabbi Sacks on how to be an inspiring parent. Each short episode will focus on one of Rabbi Sacks' 13 principles of inspired parenting. In this first podcast, Rabbi Sacks talks about how making space for our children to inspire us is one of the greatest gifts we can give them. To watch a video version of this podcast, please visit http://rabbisacks.org/being-an-inspiring-parent/.

  • C&C 5777 - Ki Tissa - The Sabbath: First Day or Last?

    Mar 15 2017

    Ki Tissa. From God’s point of view, the Sabbath was the seventh day. From the point of view of the first human beings – created on the sixth day – the Sabbath was the first. This debate is about which perspective we should adopt. Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l.

  • C&C 5777 - Tetzaveh - Who Is Honoured?

    Mar 06 2017

    Tetzavah. Honour is given to those who honour others. Rabbi Sacks explores the positive rolemodels of brothers Moses and Aharon. Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l.

  • C&C 5777 - Terumah - The Architecture of Holiness

    Feb 28 2017

    Terumah. Why did we build a 'home" for a God who is Omnipresent? And why does the Torah write about the measurements and process with such meticulous detail? Rabbi Sacks explores the connection between the home that God built for people, and the home that the Jewish People built for God. Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks....more

  • C&C 5777 - Mishpatim - God's Nudge

    Feb 20 2017

    Mishpatim. This week Rabbi Sacks examines how sometimes the laws of the Torah are a gentle nudge to encourage us as a society to think and behave in a more moral way. Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • C&C 5777 - Yitro - Justice or Peace?

    Feb 13 2017

    Yitro. This week Rabbi Sacks explores Yitro's advice to Moshe to delegate his duties. Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • C&C 5777 - Beshalach - The Power of Ruach

    Feb 07 2017

    Beshalach. This week Rabbi Sacks examines the story of the splitting of the Red Sea, and the different ways of reading this as a miracle and as an historical fact. Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • C&C 5777 - Bo - The Necessity of Asking Questions

    Feb 01 2017

    Bo. This week Rabbi Sacks explores the unique way that Jewish education encourages questions, using the parsha of Bo. Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • C&C 5777 - Va'era - Freedom & Truth

    Jan 24 2017

    Va'era. This week Rabbi Sacks reflects on the parsha of Va'era and explains that no-one should be forced to live a lie, because where there is freedom, there is truth. Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • C&C 5777 - Shemot - Who Am I?

    Jan 16 2017

    Shemot. Moses asks "Who Am I?" and we learn that each individual must ask this question and follow their social conscience to discover the deeper answer. Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Jewish Time (Vayechi 5777)

    Jan 09 2017

    Vayechi. Is there some connection between the narrative form and the theme with which the Joseph story ends, namely forgiveness? Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Choice and Change (Vayigash 5777)

    Jan 05 2017

    Vayigash. What makes Judah the role model and namesake of Judaism? Covenant and Conversation 5777 is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • What is the Theme of the Stories of Genesis?(Vayeshev, Covenant & Conversation 5777)

    Dec 19 2016

    Vayeshev. The natural universe is the way it is, because it is the language of relationships and the choreography of love. Covenant and Conversation 5777 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • The Jewish Journey (Vayishlach, Covenant & Conversation 5777)

    Dec 12 2016

    Vayishlach. Why is Jacob the father of our people, the hero of our faith? Covenant and Conversation 5777 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Faith In Our Future: A Panel Discussion With Rabbi Jonathan Sacks And Rabbi Joseph Dweck

    Dec 07 2016

    On November 15th, young Jews from New York’s Sephardic community had the chance to explore existential questions about Judaism’s future alongside two majorly influential rabbis. The event, “Faith in Our Future,” was organized by the Sephardic Community Alliance (SCA) and hosted by the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and featured an almost 90 minute moderated conversation between Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Rabbi Joseph Dweck, all targeted directly towards young Jews under 30.

  • Why Did Isaac Love Esau? (Toldot, Covenant & Conversation 5777)

    Nov 29 2016

    Toldot. Not all children follow the path of their parents.... Covenant and Conversation 5777 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • A Journey of a Thousand Miles (Chayei Sarah, Covenant & Conversation 5777)

    Nov 23 2016

    Chayei Sarah. After all their troubles, how can the Torah say that Abraham had been blessed with everything? The answer is given by the parsha itself... Covenant and Conversation 5777 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Rabbi Sacks at the Jewish Federations of North America's General Assembly

    Nov 21 2016

    On Sunday 13th November 2016, Rabbi Sacks delivered the opening plenary keynote address at the Jewish Federations of North America's annual General Assembly in Washington DC. His speech focused on the concept of a Jewish journey, what it has meant throughout history and why it remains so important today with everything else going on in the world. The introductory remarks in this video are from Cynthia and David Shapira, the co-chairs of the 2016 JFNA GA.

  • The Miracle of a Child (Vayera, Covenant & Conversation 5777)

    Nov 15 2016

    Vayera. There is a mystery at the heart of Jewish existence, engraved into the first syllables of our recorded time. Covenant and Conversation 5777 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • On Being a Jewish Parent (Lech Lecha, Covenant & Conversation 5777)

    Nov 08 2016

    Lech Lecha. Truly Abraham became the father of many nations. But who and what was Abraham? Why was he chosen for this exemplary role? Covenant and Conversation 5777 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Dreaming, not streaming (thought for the Day)

    Nov 04 2016

    Listen to Rabbi Sacks' Thought for the Day about the importance of a Digital Detox delivered on 4th November on BBC Radio 4.

  • Individual and Collective Responsibility(Noach, Covenant & Conversation 5777)

    Nov 02 2016

    Noach. The parsha begins and ends with two great events, the Flood on the one hand, Babel and its tower on the other. On the face of it they have nothing in common... Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • The Faith of God (Bereishit, Covenant & Conversation 5777)

    Oct 26 2016

    There is a deep question at the heart of Jewish faith, and it is very rarely asked. As the Torah opens we see God creating the universe day by day, bringing order out of chaos, life out of inanimate matter, flora and fauna in all their wondrous diversity. At each stage God sees what He has made and declares it good. What then went wrong? How did evil enter the picture, setting in motion the drama of which the Torah – in a sense, the whole of history – is a record?

  • Rabbi Sacks On Shimon Peres And The Middle East

    Oct 14 2016

    Yesterday afternoon, Rabbi Sacks participated in a House of Lords debate on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The primary focus of his comments was around the legacy of Shimon Peres שמעון פרס but given the UNESCO vote had just taken place questioning the Jewish status of the Temple Mount, Rabbi Sacks also reacted to this calling it an "outrage [that] will achieve nothing but further damage trust and set back the prospects for peace." To read a transcript of the speech, please visit our website h...more

  • Life Lessons of Kohelet - A Sukkot shiur by Rabbi Sacks

    Oct 13 2016

    On 26th September 2016, Rabbi Sacks delivered a shiur to officially launch the Koren Sacks Sukkot Mahzor (The Gross Family Edition). The video was recorded in Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue in London and the event was jointly sponsored by the United Synagogue and Koren Publishers Jerusalem. The sources used have been incorporated into the video which is on our website here:http://www.rabbisacks.org/lessons-kohelet/

  • Nitzavim (Not In Heaven, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Sep 29 2016

    Nitzavim. Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • We Are What We Remember (Ki Tavo, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Sep 19 2016

    Ki Tavo. Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Love is not Enough (Ki Teitse, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Sep 12 2016

    Ki Teitse. Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Greatness of Humility (Shoftim, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Sep 07 2016

    Shoftim. Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • The Deep Power of Joy (Re'eh, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Aug 30 2016

    Re'eh. Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Spirituality of Listening (Eikev, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Aug 24 2016

    Eikev. Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • The Power of Why (Va'etchanan, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Aug 16 2016

    Va'etchanan. Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • The Complexity of Human Rights (Matot-Masei, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Aug 03 2016

    Matot-Masei. Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Moses' Disappointment (Pinchas, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Jul 19 2016

    Pinchas. Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • What Makes God Laugh (Balak, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Jul 14 2016

    Balak. Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Healing the Trauma of Loss(Chukat, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Jul 05 2016

    Chukat. Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Hierarchy Of Politics: the never-ending story (Korach, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Jun 29 2016

    Korach. Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Rabbi Sacks receives The Bradley Prize

    Jun 23 2016

    On 15 June 2016 at a ceremony in Washington DC, Rabbi Sacks was awarded one of The Bradley Prizes by The Bradley Foundation. The Bradley Prizes are awarded each year to four individuals in recognition of their work. Together with Rabbi Sacks the other 2016 recipients were: social scientist and author Charles Murray; historian and author Andrew Roberts; and humanitarian and actor Gary Sinise. The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation is devoted to strengthening American democratic capitalism and the...more

  • Two Kinds Of Fear (Shelach Lecha, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Jun 22 2016

    Shelach Lecha. Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • From Despair To Hope (Beha'alotecha, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Jun 22 2016

    Beha'alotecha. Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • The Blessing Of Love (Naso, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Jun 09 2016

    Naso. Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • A Tale Of Two Women - A Shavuot Shiur By Rabbi Sacks

    Jun 08 2016

    To launch the new Koren-Sacks Shavuot machzor, Rabbi Sacks delivered a keynote shiur in London on 7 June 2016 to a packed room in Finchley United Synagogue. Co-hosted by Koren Publishers and the London School of Jewish Studies, Rabbi Sacks talked about the similarities between Ruth and Tamar, and what we can learn from their experiences about our identity as a Jewish people.

  • 2016 Templeton Prize Ceremony - Presentation & Speech by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

    May 29 2016

    On Thursday 26th May 2016, Rabbi Sacks was awarded the 2016 Templeton Prize at a wonderful ceremony in London. Listen to the presentation being made by Heather Templeton Dill, Lord Griffiths and Pina Templeton followed by Rabbi Sacks' keynote address on the dangers to the West of outsourcing morality. To watch the ceremony in full, including beautiful musical performances from the Shabbaton Choir, please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtsiLVsAkyg.

  • Prayer, meditations and rituals are fitness trackers for the soul (Thought for the Day)

    May 27 2016

    The following Thought for the Day was broadcast on BBC Radio on 27th May 2016.

  • Family Feeling (Behar, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    May 25 2016

    Behar. Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Holy Times (Emor, Covenant & Conversation on Spirituality)

    May 19 2016

    Emor. Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • In Search of Jewish Identity (Kedoshim, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    May 11 2016

    Kedoshim. Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • The Courage to Make Mistakes (Acharei Mot, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    May 04 2016

    Acharei Mot. Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Healing A Fractured World: Instability Refugees And Our Responsibility

    Apr 20 2016

    On Wednesday 13th April, Rabbi Sacks took part in a public conversation with David Miliband, CEO and President of the International Rescue Committee and former British Foreign Secretary. Their discussion was entitled “Healing a Fractured World: Instability, Refugees and our Responsibility” and was moderated by Rebecca Blumenstein, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, The Wall Street Journal. It was hosted by New York University’s Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life and was part of the Selma Ruben Disting...more

  • Judaism's Unique Concept of Freedom

    Apr 20 2016

    Listen to Rabbi Sacks' pre Pesach shiur, delivered at Yeshiva University, entitled "Judaism Unique Concept of Freedom". Accompanying mekorot (source) sheet available here: http://www.yutorah.org/download.cfm?materialID=525414

  • Rabbi Sacks at the 9/11 Memorial Museum In New York

    Apr 12 2016

    On 22nd March 2016, Rabbi Sacks was in conversation with Cliff Chanin, Vice-President for Education and Public Programs at the 9/11 Memorial Museum about the complex connection between religion and violence, the influence of extremism on young adults, and the potential of faith to promote peace.

  • The Power Of Shame(Metsorah, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Apr 11 2016

    Metsorah. Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • The Eighth Day (Tazria, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Apr 04 2016

    Tazria. Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • The Dangers Of Enthusiasm(Shemini, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Mar 29 2016

    Shemini. Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • "Religion is not a threat" - Rabbi Sacks in conversation with Father Raymond de Souza at Cardus

    Mar 21 2016

    The world, it seems, might be better off without religion. Witness the horrific violence of the Islamic State, or look across the ages and see crusades, inquisitions, and a European world awash in violence, all done in the name of religion. But what if, as Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks argues, religion is not the problem? What if the very potent idea of "religion" is often hijacked and abused by those who wield it with violence? Religion belongs here. This event by Cardus was recorded on 15th Ma...more

  • Understanding Sacrifice (Tzav, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Mar 21 2016

    Tzav. The Covenant and Conversation 5776 series on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • The Pursuit Of Meaning (Vayikra, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Mar 14 2016

    Vayikra. The Covenant and Conversation 5776 series on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Don't Sit: Walk (Pekudei, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Mar 07 2016

    Pekudei. The Covenant and Conversation 5776 series on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • The Social Animal (Vayakhel, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Feb 29 2016

    Vayakhel. The Covenant and Conversation 5776 series on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • "Just keep moving!" (Thought for the Day)

    Feb 26 2016

    Listen to Rabbi Sacks' Thought for the Day contribution on BBC Radio 4.

  • The Closeness Of God (Ki Tissa, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Feb 24 2016

    Ki Tissa. The Covenant and Conversation 5776 series on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Thought For The Day - 19 February 2016

    Feb 19 2016

    Listen to Rabbi Sacks' Thought for the Day, delivered on 19th February 2016 on BBC Radio 4.

  • Violence And Law: Ancient And Contemporary Reflections (The 2015 Hildesheimer Lecture)

    Feb 16 2016

    In the Hebrew Bible, when God reveals himself, he does so primarily in terms of law. Why is this so? What impact did it have on the nature of Jewish spirituality? And does this have a bearing on the current phenomenon of violence in the name of religion? The Hildesheimer Lecture Series - which takes place in Germany - offers insights and perspectives on Jewish Law, Halacha, with a particular focus on the relationship and co-existence of Halacha with other legal frameworks and systems. The objec...more

  • Inspiration & Perspiration (Tetzaveh, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Feb 15 2016

    Tetzaveh. The Covenant and Conversation 5776 series on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • The Gift Of Giving (Terumah, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Feb 08 2016

    Terumah. The Covenant and Conversation 5776 series on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Doing And Hearing (Mishpatim, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Feb 01 2016

    Mishpatim. The Covenant and Conversation 5776 series on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • To Thank Before We Think (Yitro, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Jan 25 2016

    Yitro. The Covenant and Conversation 5776 series on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Renewable Energy (Beshallach, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Jan 18 2016

    Beshallach. The Covenant and Conversation 5776 series on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • The Spiritual Child (Bo, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Jan 11 2016

    Bo. The Covenant and Conversation 5776 series on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Spirits In A Material World (Vaera, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Jan 07 2016

    Vaera. The Covenant and Conversation 5776 series on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • On Not Predicting the Future(Vayechi, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Dec 21 2015

    The Covenant and Conversation 5776 series on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Reframing (Vayigash, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Dec 14 2015

    The Covenant and Conversation 5776 series on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • To Wait Without Despair (Mikketz, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Dec 09 2015

    The Covenant and Conversation 5776 series on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Rabbi Sacks Interviewed By Fareed Zakaria On CNN GPS - 22 November 2015

    Dec 03 2015

    On 22 November 2015, Rabbi Sacks was interviewed by Fareed Zakaria on CNN's flagship international relations programme GPS. They spoke about the rise of Islamic extremism and his new book 'Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence', which Fareed Zakaria noted was "terrific" and "an important book that I urge you to read and buy."

  • How to Change the World (Vayeshev, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Dec 02 2015

    The Covenant and Conversation 5776 series on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Feeling the Fear (Vayishlach, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Nov 23 2015

    Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Reconciling the two faces of religion - Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4

    Nov 23 2015

    On 23rd November 2015, Rabbi Sacks delivered the Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4.

  • Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence - Rabbi Sacks speaks at The Brookings Institution

    Nov 19 2015

    In his new book, "Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence," Rabbi Jonathan Sacks examines the recent phenomenon of violent extremism by exploring the origins of violence and its relationship to religion. Rabbi Sacks challenges the assertion that religion is an intrinsic source of violence and describes how theology can be central to combating religious violence and extremism. Through analysis of biblical texts tied to the three Abrahamic faiths, Rabbi Sacks illustrates how religiously-...more

  • A Father's Love (Toldot, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Nov 09 2015

    Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Faith In The Future (Chayei Sarah, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Nov 02 2015

    Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • The Roots of Religious Extremism

    Nov 02 2015

    Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, discusses root causes of religious violence and the transformative power of interfaith understanding for resolving conflict. This conversation, based around Rabbi Sacks' new book 'Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence', took place with Walter Russell Mead at The Council on Foreign Relations in New York on 14th October 2015.

  • To Bless The Space Between Us (Vayera, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Oct 28 2015

    Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Rabbi Sacks on NPR's All Things Considered

    Oct 20 2015

    On 8th October 2015, NPR's Robert Siegel talked with Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks about his new book, Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence.

  • Journey Of The Generations (Lekh Lekha, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Oct 19 2015

    Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • The Courage To Live With Uncertainty (Noach, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Oct 12 2015

    Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • The Art Of Listening (Bereishit, Covenant & Conversation 5776 on Spirituality)

    Oct 08 2015

    Covenant and Conversation 5776 on Spirituality is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Moses' Death, Moses' Life (Vezot Habracha, Covenant & Conversation 5775 on Ethics)

    Sep 30 2015

    Covenant and Conversation 5775 on Ethics is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • The Arc Of The Moral Universe (Haazinu, Covenant & Conversation 5775 on Ethics)

    Sep 24 2015

    Covenant and Conversation 5775 on Ethics is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Torah As Song (Vayelech, Covenant & Conversation 5775 on Ethics)

    Sep 17 2015

    Covenant and Conversation 5775 on Ethics is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Why Judaism? (Nitzavim, Covenant & Conversation 5775 on Ethics)

    Sep 08 2015

    Covenant and Conversation 5775 on Ethics is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • The Two Voices- A New Perspective On The Meaning Of Teshuvah

    Sep 04 2015

    Listen to Rabbi Sacks' keynote Ellul shiur - "The Two Voices: A New Perspective on the Meaning of Teshuvah". Download the accompanying mekorot sheet here: http://www.rabbisacks.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Source-sheets-for-The-Two-Voices.pdf. Watch a video of the shiur here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8036H-Jfdg.

  • The Pursuit Of Joy (Ki Tavo, Covenant & Conversation 5775 on Ethics)

    Sep 01 2015

    Covenant and Conversation 5775 on Ethics is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • To The Third & Fourth Generations (Ki Tetzei, Covenant & Conversation 5775 on Ethics)

    Aug 25 2015

    Covenant and Conversation 5775 on Ethics is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • Environmental Responsibility (Shoftim, Covenant & Conversation 5775 on Ethics)

    Aug 18 2015

    Covenant and Conversation 5775 on Ethics is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • The Second Tithe and the Making of a Strong Society (Re'eh, Covenant & Conversation 5775 on Ethics)

    Aug 11 2015

    Covenant and Conversation 5775 on Ethics is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • The Power Of Gratitude (Ekev, Covenant & Covenant 5775 on Ethics)

    Aug 04 2015

    Covenant and Conversation 5775 on Ethics is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.

  • "The Right and the Good" - (Va'etchanan, Covenant & Conversation 5775 on Ethics)

    Jul 27 2015

    Covenant and Conversation 5775 on Ethics is kindly supported by the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl z”l. To join Rabbi Sacks’ mailing list, please subscribe via www.rabbisacks.org. You can also follow him on Twitter @RabbiSacks.