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Nov 26, 2020, 10:47 AM
Thanksgiving and Black Friday: A dreadful combination!
It almost goes without saying: the first day makes us appreciate what we have, and the next inflames our discontent by pushing us to want what we do not yet have
David H. Levitt
Nov 26, 2020, 4:49 AM
A Thanksgiving Wish – Respect and Civility
A friend recently sent me a link to a 2017 video by the late Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. That video contains many lessons for these divided and divisive times. It is a must watch. The video is entitled “Seven Principles for...
Nov 25, 2020, 11:39 PM
Jewish Community Service and Leadership: A Tribute to Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
“What is Judaism? A religion? A faith? A way of life? A set of beliefs? A collection of commands? A culture? A civilization? It is all these, but it is emphatically something more. It is a way of thinking, a...
Nov 23, 2020, 10:08 PM
Isn’t Jonathan Sacks right the first time around?
The antediluvian (and presumably even postdiluvian) Noah was beloved by God. No one in the Hebrew Bible – not Abraham, not Moses, not David – was encased in the unambiguously endearing phraseology reserved by the Bible’s Author for Noah...
Nov 22, 2020, 9:57 PM
Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times
The world has lost a giant, the former chief rabbi of the United Kingdom, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. May his memory be for a blessing and may his wisdom be a legacy from which we continue to learn. His final...
Nov 20, 2020, 3:34 PM
Truth, Deceit, Jacob and the Crown
After much anticipation and excitement, this past week, Netflix dropped the 4th season of its flagship show The Crown. Its arrival has been met with some controversy. Many royal insiders are shocked by the portrayal of the Royal family...
Nov 20, 2020, 3:31 PM
Losing a Leader – Reflecting on the Life of Rabbi Sacks z”l
It was only a few weeks ago that I opened my laptop to check in the results of the American election that had dominated the news cycle for most of the week. However, it was a different headline that...
Nov 20, 2020, 7:44 AM
Tribute to Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
When a righteous person, a good person, a צדיק departs from a place, the place is impoverished. It loses something of its spark, its grace.’ (Midrash) And when Rabbi Jonathan left our world on Shabbat, it felt darker, smaller, diminished, bereft; for he had...
Nov 18, 2020, 3:19 PM
I’ll miss his genius talks and our Shabbat walks
In the hot summer of 2006 Western Marble Arch synagogue held a wonderful choral Shabbaton as part of the celebrations to mark the 350th anniversary of the re-admission of Jews to England. Rabbi Lord Sacks z’l, then Chief Rabbi,...
Nov 17, 2020, 9:58 AM
The audacity and humility of my mentor, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
His generous guidance of 30 years taught me how to summon my hopes over my fears, my strengths over my weaknesses