Essays on Ethics: A Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible
By Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
Co-published with Maggid Books
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Why was Abraham ordered to sacrifice his son? Was Jacob right in stealing the blessings? Why were we commanded to destroy Amalek? What was Moses’ sin in hitting the rock? And how did the Ten Commandments change the Jewish people, and humankind, for good?
Essays on Ethics is the second companion volume to Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s celebrated series Covenant & Conversation. Believing the Hebrew Bible to be the ultimate blueprint for Western morality, Rabbi Sacks embarks upon an ethical exploration of the weekly Torah portion, uncovering its message of truth and justice, dignity and compassion, forgiveness and love.
About the Author
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks is one of the most original thinkers and articulate writers in the Jewish world today. Educated at Cambridge University and Jews College London, he served as Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth from 1991-2013. Rabbi Sacks is the author of many books of Jewish thought.