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Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks


Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth.
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Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks
Faith is not a certainty. Faith is the courage to live with uncertainty.
Sacks quotes
In Judaism faith means wrestling with God as Jacob once wrestled with an angel...
Sacks
Marriage, sanctified by the bond of fidelity, is the nearest life gets to a work of art.




The meaning of the word "true" here is similar to the word Amen said after a blessing. It is an act of affirmation and ratification, reminding us that the Shema is less a prayer than a declaration of faith.
Sacks Rabbi Sir Jonathan
The first of the "request" prayers in the daily Amidah is a fractal. It replicates in miniature the structure of the Amidah as a whole.
If we are to cherish freedom, and to guard it, we must remember what the alternative is: the bread of affliction and the bitter herbs of slavery.
Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks
The twenty-first century is, and will remain, the Age of Insecurity.
We have no idea where the world is going, except that it's going there very fast.
Sacks
Judaism is the refusal to give way to despair.
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