"Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holy of holies of Jewish time. It is that rarest of phenomena, a Jewish festival without food. Instead it is a day of fasting and prayer, introspection and self-judgment when, collectively and repeatedly, we confess our sins and pray to be written into God's Book of Life."
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."Jonathan Sacks on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."Jonathan Sacks on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."Jonathan Sacks on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."Jonathan Sacks on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."Jonathan Sacks on Benjamin Franklin
"Religion is the best antidote to the individualism of the consumer age. The idea that society can do without it flies in the face of history and, now, evolutionary biology."
"Religiosity turns out to be the best indicator of civic involvement: it's more accurate than education, age, income, gender or race."
"Britain, relative to the U.S., is a highly secular society. Philanthropy alone cannot fill the gap left by government cutbacks. And the sources of altruism go deep into our evolutionary past."
"Part of the beauty of Judaism, and surely this is so for other faiths also, is that it gently restores control over time. Three times a day we stop what we are doing and turn to God in prayer. We recover perspective. We inhale a deep breath of eternity."
"Some years ago there was a study to discover the most stressful occupation. It turned out not to be the head of a large business, football manager or prime minister, but rather: bus driver."