Office of Rabbi Sacks

Office of Rabbi Sacks

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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

'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.

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

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  

Va'era. This week Rabbi Sacks looks at the parsha of Va'era to examine the way that Judaism values honesty, and how enslaved societies do not have this luxury. 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?  

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)  

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)  

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)  

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)  

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  

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)  

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.

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