Shoftim 5771 - Covenant & Conversation - Thoughts on the weekly parsha from Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

Last Updated on Friday, 02 September 2011 07:06 Written by Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Friday, 02 September 2011 06:59

This summer, we've seen riots on the streets of London and Manchester on the one hand, Tripoli on the other.

CLICK HERE TO READE FULL ARTICLE AND SEE THE VIDEO >>>

Read more: Shoftim 5771 - Covenant & Conversation - Thoughts on the weekly parsha from Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

 

Re'eh 5771 - Covenant & Conversation - Thoughts on the weekly parsha from Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 August 2011 23:59 Written by Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Thursday, 25 August 2011 23:46

Listen to these stories. Behind them lies an extraordinary insight into the nature of Jewish ethics:

CLICK HERE TO READE FULL ARTICLE AND SEE THE VIDEO >>>

Read more: Re'eh 5771 - Covenant & Conversation - Thoughts on the weekly parsha from Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

 

Ekev 5771 - Covenant & Conversation - Thoughts on the weekly parsha from Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

Last Updated on Friday, 19 August 2011 11:34 Written by Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Friday, 19 August 2011 08:38

What is the real challenge of maintaining a free society? In parshat Ekev, Moses springs his great surprise. Here are his words:

CLICK HERE TO READE FULL ARTICLE AND SEE THE VIDEO >>>

Read more: Ekev 5771 - Covenant & Conversation - Thoughts on the weekly parsha from Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

 

Va'etchanan 5771 - Covenant & Conversation - Thoughts on the weekly parsha from the Chief Rabbi

Last Updated on Friday, 12 August 2011 07:44 Written by Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Friday, 12 August 2011 07:34

It is one of the great stories of all time, and Moses foresaw it three thousand years before it happened. Here he is speaking in this week’s parsha:

  See, I have taught you decrees and laws as the Lord my God commanded me, so that you may follow them in the land you are entering to take possession of it. Observe them carefully, for this is your wisdom and understanding in the eyes of the nations, who will hear about all these decrees and say, “Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people” . . . What other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today? (Deut. 4: 5-8)

CLICK HERE TO READE FULL ARTICLE AND SEE THE VIDEO >>>

Read more: Va'etchanan 5771 - Covenant & Conversation - Thoughts on the weekly parsha from the Chief Rabbi

 

Devarim 5771 - Covenant & Conversation - Thoughts on the weekly parsha from Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

Last Updated on Friday, 05 August 2011 11:21 Written by Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Friday, 05 August 2011 11:08

Why does the book of Devarim have the structure it does: a mix of history, law, recollection and anticipation?

CLICK HERE TO READE FULL ARTICLE AND SEE THE VIDEO >>>

Read more: Devarim 5771 - Covenant & Conversation - Thoughts on the weekly parsha from Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

 

Masei 5771 - Covenant & Conversation - Thoughts on the weekly Torah portion from the Chief Rabbi

Last Updated on Friday, 29 July 2011 10:55 Written by Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Friday, 29 July 2011 10:45

The book of Bamidbar draws to a close with an account of the cities of refuge, the six cities – three on each side of the Jordan – set apart as places to which people found innocent of murder, but guilty of manslaughter, were sent.

CLICK HERE TO READE FULL ARTICLE AND SEE THE VIDEO >>>

Read more: Masei 5771 - Covenant & Conversation - Thoughts on the weekly Torah portion from the Chief Rabbi

 

Mattot 5771 - Covenant & Conversation - Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks speaks on the weekly Torah portion

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 July 2011 23:59 Written by Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Thursday, 21 July 2011 23:43

This week’s parsha opens with an account of the laws of vows and oaths. What is it doing here near the end of the book of Numbers, as the Israelites approach the destination of their journey to the promised land?

VIEW VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE  >>>>>>>>

Read more: Mattot 5771 - Covenant & Conversation - Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks speaks on the weekly Torah portion

 

Pinchas 5771 - Covenant & Conversation - Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks on the weekly torah portion

Last Updated on Friday, 15 July 2011 08:32 Written by Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Friday, 15 July 2011 08:10

Embedded in this week’s parsha is one of the great principles of leadership.
 
The context is this: Moses, knowing that he was not destined to lead the next generation across the Jordan into the promised land, asked G-d to appoint a successor.

CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >>>

Read more: Pinchas 5771 - Covenant & Conversation - Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks on the weekly torah portion

 

Balak 5771 - Covenant & Conversation - Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks on the weekly torah portion

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 July 2011 22:32 Written by Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Thursday, 07 July 2011 22:20

The dictionary defines epiphany as “a sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something; a comprehension
or perception of reality by means of a sudden intuitive realization.” This is the story of an epiphany I experienced one day in May, 2001, and it changed my perception of the Jewish fate.

VIEW VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE  >>>>>>>>

Read more: Balak 5771 - Covenant & Conversation - Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks on the weekly torah portion

 

Chukkat 5771 - Covenant & Conversation - Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks speaks on the weekly torah portion

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 July 2011 22:35 Written by Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Friday, 01 July 2011 00:05

In his recent bestseller, The Social Animal, New York Times columnist David Brooks writes:

We are living in the middle of the revolution in consciousness. Over the past few years, geneticists, neuroscientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists, anthropologists, and others have made great strides in understanding the building blocks of human flourishing. And a core finding of their work is that we are not primarily products of our conscious thinking. We are primarily the products of thinking that happens below the level of awareness. [i]

VIEW VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE  >>>>>>>>

Read more: Chukkat 5771 - Covenant & Conversation - Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks speaks on the weekly torah portion

 

Korach 5771 - Covenant & Conversation - Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks speaks on the weekly torah portion

Last Updated on Friday, 01 July 2011 00:19 Written by Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Friday, 24 June 2011 18:56

When we read the story of Korach, our attention tends to be focused on the rebels. We don't give as much reflection as we might to the response of Moses. Was it right? Was it wrong?

VIEW VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE  >>>>>>>>

Read more: Korach 5771 - Covenant & Conversation - Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks speaks on the weekly torah portion

 

Shelach 5771 - Covenant & Conversation - Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks' thoughts on weekly torah portion

Last Updated on Friday, 17 June 2011 14:36 Written by Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Friday, 17 June 2011 13:58

The spies sent by Moses to explore the land came back with a wholly misleading report. They said “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we . . . The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature” (Num. 13: 31-32).

VIEW VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE  >>>>>>>>

Read more: Shelach 5771 - Covenant & Conversation - Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks' thoughts on weekly torah portion

 

Page 3 of 6

«StartPrev123456NextEnd»
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner

Photo Gallery

I understand that subscribing to this newsletter contributes agreement to the site's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
Banner

Event Calendar

October 2014 November 2014
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31

Latest Events

There are no upcoming events currently scheduled.
View full calendar

Top Headlines

Israelis Line Up For Gas Masks Over Syria War Fears

Jerusalem - Thousands of Israelis are...
Read More...

Boy whose leg was stuck in boat propeller mourned

 Aaron Tepfer, 10, was supposed to start...
Read More...

Polish President Vows To Support Kosher Slaughter

File photo of President of Poland Bronislaw...
Read More...

New Bill To Charge Customers $.10 Per Plastic Bag To Reduce Waste

Wal-Mart plastic bags is pictured on cash registers...
Read More...
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Recent Events & Simchas

20 June 2012, 15.50
Legislator Howard Kopel Lauds Achievement of 93-year-old Law Student
Legislator Howard Kopel Lauds Achievement of 93-year-old Law Student
14 June 2012, 13.15
Assemblyman Goldfeder & Achiezer to host Outreach Event with DEP in Far Rockaway
Assemblyman Goldfeder & Achiezer to host Outreach Event with DEP in Far Rockaway

Nichum Aveilim

written on 14 August 2012, 08.34
Baruch Dayan Haemes -   Mr. Zev Wolfson a"h
written on 01 July 2012, 00.00
Baruch Dayan Haemes - Helena Hauptman a"h

Latest Hashovas Aveida

15 February 2011, 15.12
FOUND: Shopping bag from Five Towns Judaica with religious articles. Call 516-492-9297.
Add Comments 63896 Hits
Banner
Banner
Copyright © 2014 The Five Towns - Far Rockaway - Jewish Community News Service - 5 Times More Value - TheFiveTowns.Info. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.