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Things Judaism Has Taught Me About Life

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Rabbi Jonathan Sacks just released a six-minute video in which he shares dozens of lessons he's learned from Judaism. The video is filled with brief statements and amusing animations.

Interestingly, he rarely quotes Jewish sources and this is certainly not an academic or scholarly presentation. Rather, it's a series of life lessons from a 70 year-old rabbi who has been a Jewish leader for decades.

There's nothing here about the Judaism of rituals. In the six minutes, he only mentions God a small handful of times. Give a listen and note that, for the most part, he's speaking about how we should conduct ourselves in the world and how to treat others with dignity and respect. These are universal lessons that derive from a life-long study of Torah.
 
 
 
Which of Rabbi Sacks' life lessons resonates most strongly with you? Please comment below.
 
 
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks was the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth until 2013. He is currently a visiting professor at New York University and Yeshiva University. This content was originally published on RabbiSacks.org.
 
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