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Even more than the strength to win, we need the courage to try, the willingness to fail, the readiness to learn and the faith to persist. Israel To The Moon may have ended up a few kilometres short of bringing #IsraelToTheMoon but we are so proud of th...
Here is an extract from my Covenant & Conversation essay on #Metsora called "The Power of Speech". You can read it in full here: https://bit.ly/2Gi0xKg and download the accompanying Family Edition here: https://bit.ly/2Ub95Gf. #ShabbatShalom Language,...
💬 The Power of Speech (Metzora 5779) 💬 Read Rabbi Sacks' Covenant & Conversation essay for this week's parsha of Metzora: "Covenant is the word that joins heaven and earth, the word spoken, the word heard, the word affirmed and honoured in trust. For...
In last week's portion of the Hebrew Bible (parshat Tazria) we read about a condition called tsara’at, most commonly translated as leprosy. The commentators were puzzled as to what this condition is and why is should be given such prominence in the Tor...
Here is an extract from my Covenant & Conversation essay on #Tazria called "The Sacrifice of Childbrith". You can read it in full here: https://bit.ly/2OPI4at #ShabbatShalom Parents are responsible in Jewish law for sins their children commit. That is...
Download this week's Family Edition of Covenant & Conversation for Tazria called "The Sacrifices of Childbirth" - https://bit.ly/2OPs9Je - for sources and stories to help you answer the following five questions and enhance the discussion around your Sh...
Jews are the people who refused to be comforted because they never gave up hope. Jacob did eventually see Joseph again. Rachel’s children did return to the land. Jerusalem is once again the Jewish home. Today, the people of Israel will lay to rest Sg...
"The Sacrifices of Childbirth (Tazria 5779)" Click on the link to read Rabbi Sacks' Covenant & Conversation essay for this week's parsha of Tazria: "God is eternal. God is spiritual. We and the universe are physical and whatever is physical is subject...
‪"An excellent volume....[that] reflect a wide variety of disciplines..." - A review of 'Confronting Religious Violence: A Counternarrative', co-edited with Rev Prof. Richard Burridge, in @ChurchTimes https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2019/29-marc...
Here is an extract from my Covenant & Conversation essay on #Shemini called "Between Hope and Humanity". You can read it in full here: https://bit.ly/2WsGOMR & download the accompanying Family Edition here: https://bit.ly/2TDMySc. #ShabbatShalom After...
This week Rabbi Sacks discusses "Between Hope and Humanity (Shemini 5779)" for his Covenant & Conversation piece on the weekly Torah portion.#ShabbatShalom "Moses and Aaron were like the two hemispheres of the Jewish brain..." https://mailchi.mp/ra...
I am delighted that my BBC Radio 4 series on ‘Morality in the 21st Century’ has been shortlisted for the #Sandford2019 Awards. Many thanks to the Sandford St Martin's Trust for the nomination, and particular congratulations to the BBC series producers,...
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Here is an extract from my Covenant & Conversation essay on #Tzav called "Destructive and Self-Destructive". You can read it in full here: https://bit.ly/2OgO2ke & download the accompanying Family Edition here: https://bit.ly/2HGyoOX. #ShabbatShalom W...
On #Purim, as with every day, we must always ask ourselves, what does #God want of me in this place, at this time? Because there is always something God wants of us, and we don’t have to be anyone special to have a sacred task. We can just be a #Jewish...
Chazal, our Sages, asked a strange question in the Gemara of Chullin (39b): Esther min haTorah minayin? “Where do we find a hint in the Torah to the book of Esther?”, the last book of Tanach to be canonised. The Gemara answers with the words, v’anochi ...
Destructive & Self-Destructive (Tzav 5779) Click on the link below to read Rabbi Sacks' Covenant & Conversation essay for this week's parsha of Tzav: "This is not just one prohibition among others. This ban is fundamental to the Torah..." #ShabbatShal...
It's Purim week - the perfect time for a (remarkably similar) conversation (as last year) with comedian Ashley Blaker... Purim Sameach! :-)