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Watch Rabbi Sacks answer a series of questions on what he has learnt from a life of leadership. These questions were posed to him by a student completing their MBA at the Harvard Business School and made publicly available with their permission.
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 ...
We are currently in the midst of the Nine Days, a time in Jewish history - past and present - of difficulty and sadness for the Jewish people. Some of this pain has been inflicted by those outside the Jewish people. But some of it comes from within. Th...
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 ...
Watch Rabbi Sacks' TED Talk on how we can face the future without fear, together. https://go.ted.com/rabbisacks
Here is my speech from yesterday's debate in the House of Lords on the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. In it, I explain three reasons why the Balfour Declaration was a significant moment in history, and why I urge Her Majesty's Government to ackn...
In Britain, in today's newspapers, there is an account of yesterday's report of the Children's Commissioner for England and it makes devastating reading about how millions of children in England are growing up in vulnerable or high risk environments. T...
Rabbi Sacks on facing the future without fear. These comments were made at the Centre for Policy Studies' Margaret Thatcher Conference on Security which took in London on 27th June 2017. (Apologies for the poor sound quality.)
Rabbi Sacks on the freedom of faith and worship. These comments were made at the Centre for Policy Studies' Margaret Thatcher Conference on Security which took in London on 27th June 2017. (Apologies for the poor sound quality.)
Rabbi Sacks on the important separation of religion and power. These comments were made at the Centre for Policy Studies' Margaret Thatcher Conference on Security which took in London on 27th June 2017. (Apologies for the poor sound quality.)
Rabbi Sacks on the two traditions of Western values: the Anglo-American and the French models of human rights. These comments were made at the Centre for Policy Studies' Margaret Thatcher Conference on Security which took in London on 27th June 2017. (...
Rabbi Sacks on the concept of democracy and national identity. These comments were made at the Centre for Policy Studies' Margaret Thatcher Conference on Security which took in London on 27th June 2017. (Apologies for the poor sound quality.)
A couple of weeks ago, three excellent and interesting books came out in the same week with the same title. First was 'Post Truth' by Matthew D'ancona​. The second one was 'Post Truth' by James Ball. The third was 'Post Truth' by Evan Davis​. They are ...
As we continue to make our way into the sefer Bamidbar, here is a short reading of the opening few pages of my latest book - 'Numbers: The Wilderness Years' - the fourth volume in my series of 'Covenant&Conversation: A Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bibl...
Coming up to Shavuot, I would like to look at one tiny detail of the Rabbinical understanding of Z'man Matan Torahteinu, the actual event of the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. One little detail which, as it were, was lying there in the tradition a...
I'm delighted to announce the publication of the fourth in the 'Covenant&Conversation' series, the book of essays on Bamidbar, the Book of Numbers, the fourth of the five Mosaic Books. Its published by Maggid Books, an imprint of Koren Publishers Jerus...
As we approach Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) on the 23rd / 24th May, and the 50th anniversary of the reunification of our beloved city, here are a few thoughts about what Jerusalem means to me. (This video includes captions in Hebrew. If you wish to...
I have just re-readיובל נח הררי Yuval Noah Harari​'s bestselling book 'Sapiens' and finished reading Douglas Murray's (from the The Henry Jackson Society​) new, excellent and already bestselling book 'The Strange Death of Europe'. Both have something v...
Yom HaShoah - the day in the Jewish calendar set aside for Holocaust remembrance - takes place on 27th Nisan which this year corresponds to the evening of Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th April 2017. But how has antisemitism mutated over time? And why does ...
One of Judaism's greatest sages, Rambam (Maimonides) offers us a deeply meaningful insight into the nature of the Seder night. In showing us the difference between how we are supposed to understand Seder night first as children and then as adults, he t...