Posts Tagged ‘Sacks’


When Weakness Becomes Strength

editor 6 April 2018

By Jonathan Sacks.. Have you ever felt inadequate to a task you have been assigned or a job you have been given? Do you sometimes feel that other people have too high an estimate of your abilities? Has there been a moment when you felt like a faker, a fraud — that you would be found out and discovered to be the weak, fallible, imperfect human being you know in your heart you are? If so, according to Rashi’s commentary on this week’s parsha, you are in very good company. (more…)


The Balfour Declaration Centenary

editor 10 November 2017

By Eli E. Hertz.. One hundred years ago today, the British Government issued the Balfour Declaration. This month, British Prime Minister Theresa May stated, “we are proud of the role that we played in the creation of the State of Israel.” [Photo top right: Arthur James Balfour].  (more…)


Rabbi Sacks on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)

editor 2 March 2017

By Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel is dangerously wrong because beneath the surface it’s an attempt to delegtimize Israel as a prelude to its elimination. No Jew and no humanitarian can stand by and see that happen. Let me explain why. Watch the video below. (more…)


The Mutating Virus: Understanding Antisemitism

editor 6 October 2016

By Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.. Following is a transcript of a speech by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks at “The Future of the Jewish Communities in Europe” Conference at The European Parliament on September 27, 2016 in Brussels. The hate that begins with Jews never ends with Jews. That is what I want us to understand today. It wasn’t Jews alone who suffered under Hitler. It wasn’t Jews alone who suffered under Stalin. It isn’t Jews alone who suffer under ISIS or Al Qaeda or Islamic Jihad. We make a great mistake if we think antisemitism is a threat only to Jews. It is a threat, first and foremost, to Europe and to the freedoms it took centuries to achieve. (more…)


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