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Covenant & Conversation

Thoughts on the Weekly Parshah from Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

The sages tended to downplay the dimension of the miraculous, even in the case of the greatest miracle of all, the division of the sea.
Music, Language of the Soul
When language aspires to the transcendent, and the soul longs to break free of the gravitational pull of the earth, it modulates into song.
To Be a Leader of the Jewish People
There is no one Torah model of leadership. We are each called on to fill a number of roles .
After 9/11, when the horror and trauma had subsided, Americans found themselves asking what had happened and why. Was it a disaster? A tragedy? A crime? An act of war? It did not seem to fit the pre-existing paradigms. And why had it happened?