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

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

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)  

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  

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)  

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)  

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)  

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)  

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)  

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  

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 here: http://www.rabbisacks.org/house-lords-debate-middle-east/

Life Lessons of Kohelet - A Sukkot shiur by Rabbi Sacks  

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)  

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)  

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)  

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)  

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)  

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)  

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)  

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)  

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.

C&C 5776 - Pinchas - Moses' Disappointment  

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)  

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.

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