About the Author


Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks zt”l was an international religious leader, philosopher, and respected moral voice. The author of over 35 books, he received multiple awards in recognition of his work including the 2016 Templeton Prize. He was the recipient of 18 honorary doctorates, and was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 2005 and made a Life Peer, taking his seat in the House of Lords in October 2009. Rabbi Sacks zt”l served as the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013. Rabbi Sacks zt”l was born on the 8th March 1948 and passed away on the 7th November 2020 (Shabbat Kodesh 20th MarCheshvan 5781). These weekly teachings from Rabbi Sacks zt”l are part of the ‘Covenant & Conversation’ series on the weekly Torah reading. Read more essays from the series on www.rabbisacks.org. Also available: The FAMILY EDITION of Covenant & Conversation, designed to enhance your parsha conversation with everyone from teenagers to great-great-grandparents. To read and print this family-friendly learning resource, for an inter-generational discussion around your Shabbat table on Rabbi Sacks’ ideas for the week, please click here.


Rabbi Sacks: Focus On the Important, Not the Urgent

Appreciating Judaism's transformative time management tools.

The Dalai Lama and the Exodus

As long as we never lose our story, we will never lose our identity.

The Mutation of Antisemitism

We are witnessing the rise of antisemitism around the world. How has antisemitism mutated over time? And why does its return today present a danger not just for Jews, but for all who care about our common humanity?

The Therapeutic Joy of Purim

You defeat fear by joy. You conquer terror by collective celebration.

Parsha: Light in Dark Times

To try, to fall, to fear, and yet to keep going: that is what it takes to be a leader.

Parsha: Isaac and Rebecca: Communication Matters

The consequences of the failure to communicate.

Inspiring Quotes by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

A small selection of meaningful quotes from Rabbi Sacks, of blessed memory.

Parsha: Answering the Call

Abraham was the first great Jewish leader. He took responsibility and didn’t wait for others to act.

Parsha: The Courage Not to Conform

To be a Jew is to be willing to challenge the prevailing consensus and dare to be different.

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