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ARTICLES BY: Jonathan Sacks

April 18, 2018 2:25 pm

Acharei-Mot Kedoshim: Love Is Not Enough — We Also Need Rules

The opening chapter of Kedoshim contains two of the most powerful of all commands: to love your neighbor and to love the stranger. “Love your...

April 12, 2018 10:28 am

The Power of Praise — Tazria-Metsorah

From time to time, couples come to see me before their wedding. Sometimes they ask me whether I have any advice to give them about how...

April 3, 2018 12:24 pm

When Weakness Becomes Strength

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...

March 20, 2018 2:16 pm

The Importance of Giving Thanks

The first words we are taught to say each morning, immediately upon waking, are Modeh/modah and -- “I give thanks.”  Note that the normal word order is inverted: Modeh ani, not ani...

March 13, 2018 10:04 am

We Must Each Answer God’s Calling

It was never my ambition or aspiration to be a rabbi. I went to university to study economics. I then switched to philosophy. I also...

March 8, 2018 4:14 pm

Vayakhel and Pekudei: Making Space for Others to Grow

This week’s double parsha, with its long account of the construction of the sanctuary -- one of the longest narratives in the Torah, taking a full...

February 28, 2018 1:16 pm

Ki Tissa: How Anger Can Help Us — and Harm Us

Comparing two of the most famous events in the Torah, we face what seems like a glaring contradiction. In this week’s parsha, Moses -- on...

February 20, 2018 1:21 pm

Terumah: Why We Value What We Make

The behavioural economist Dan Ariely conducted a series of experiments on what is known as the IKEA effect -- “why we overvalue what we make.” The name comes,...

February 13, 2018 3:23 pm

The Power of Empathy

William Ury, founder of the Harvard Program of Negotiation, tells a marvellous story in one of his books. A young American, living in Japan to study...

January 25, 2018 4:37 pm

The Long Road Is Always the Fulfilling One

At the end of his new book, Tribe of Mentors, Timothy Ferris cites the following poem by Portia Nelson. It’s called "Autobiography in Five Short Chapters": Chapter...

January 16, 2018 4:01 pm

The Story We Tell

It remains one of the most counterintuitive passages in all of religious literature: Moses is addressing the Israelites just days before their release. They have...

January 4, 2018 12:57 pm

God Loves Those Who Argue

I have become increasingly concerned about the assault on free speech taking place throughout the West, particularly on university campuses. This is being done in the...

December 21, 2017 4:37 pm

Joseph: The World’s First Psychotherapist

The phrase “Jewish thinker” may mean two very different things. It may mean a thinker who just happens to be Jewish by birth or descent -- a...

December 14, 2017 12:18 pm

Jews and Economics

We know that Jews have won a disproportionate number of Nobel Prizes -- more than 20% -- for a group that represents 0.2 per cent of the world's...


American Model Kate Upton Shares Photos From Her Trip to Israel

American model Kate Upton shared with her Twitter followers on Thursday photos from her recent trip to Israel. The 25-year-old uploaded three...


The Israeli Air Force Legend Who Influenced Generations - On Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers, the family of Lt.-Col. Ohad Shadmi -- a legendary and highly influential...

Putting the Zionism Back Into Religious Zionism for Israel’s 70th - To celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary, World Mizrachi -- a movement that prepares the next...

New Book Examines History of Jewish Baseball Cards

If you think that Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg are among only a handful of Jewish baseball players, you might want...


ADL Offering $5,000 Rewards After Second Brutal Antisemitic Assault in Broo...

The Anti-Defamation League is offering $5,000 rewards for information leading to the conviction of suspects in two separate vicious attacks against Orthodox Jews...


Israel Accounts for 7 Percent of All Cybersecurity Deals Worldwide - Israel, the country with the world’s 100th-largest population, signed the second-largest number of cybersecurity deals internationally, according to a report by New York data firm CB Insights. First place went...

Middle East

Syrian Opposition Says US Cannot Afford to Leave Syria Yet

Syria's chief opposition negotiator said the United States cannot afford to leave Syria as it has yet to achieve any of its goals in the region, even though President Donald...