Office of Rabbi Sacks

Office of Rabbi Sacks

Canada

Follow the audio shiurim, lectures and speeches of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, global religious leader, philosopher, author of over 25 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 as Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth between September 1991 and September 2013. A full biography - together with an extensive online archive of Rabbi Sacks' work - is available at www.rabbisacks.org or you can follow him on Twitter @rabbisacks.

Episodes

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

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  

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)  

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/

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

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-parent/

C&C 5777 - Tzav - Why Civilisations Die  

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)  

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-parent/

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

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)  

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)  

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  

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)  

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)  

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  

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)  

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?  

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?  

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  

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.org. You can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RabbiSacks.

C&C 5777 - Mishpatim - God's Nudge  

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?  

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  

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.

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