Tag: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Purim and Anti-Semitism

This year at Purim, one verse of the Megillah especially resonated with me. In Chapter Three, Verse 8, Haman seeks permission from Achashverosh to destroy the Jewish people, denouncing us with these words, “There is a certain people, scattered and dispersed among the peoples in all of the provinces of your kingdom, and their laws …

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Kaddish D’Rabbanan- Honoring Our Teachers

After we study a text, it is customary to say the Kaddish D’Rabbanan- the Rabbi’s or Teacher’s kaddish- probably the least known among the variations on the kaddish prayer.  It is a special favorite because it combines two of Judaism’s highest values- learning and gratitude.  In the Kaddish D’Rabbanan, we offer a prayer on behalf …

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