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From Optimism to Hope : Thoughts for the Day - Jonathan Sacks

From Optimism to Hope

Thoughts for the Day

Paperback Published: 18th July 2004
ISBN: 9780826474810
Number Of Pages: 186

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Following the publication of his prize-winning and best selling book, The Dignity of Difference, Rabbi Sacks` standing as one of our foremost spiritual leaders is beyond dispute. He has brought hope and encouragement to people at a time when many feel threatened by the complexities and challenges of the turbulent modern world.

In recent years, Rabbi Sacks has been a star performer on the BBC Thought for the Day programme, on Radio 4. These short, perfectly crafted addresses show the Chief Rabbi at his most lucid and most intelligent. Confronting the issues of the day, he brings his listeners extraordinary insight and for this he has found the perfect medium.

Here, The Chief Rabbi has selected his favourite pieces for publication in book form and the result is a book which will appeal to a very wide audience- people with religious belief and those with little or none.

"The genius of this collection is to be found not least in the diversity of the subjects covered ... These meditations have justifiably earned Sacks an important place in our national consciousness." The Tablet "[T]he chief rabbi is at his most lucid in these broadcast addresses... These meditations have justifiably earned Sacks an important place in our national consciousness. Perhaps more importantly, they are themselves an invaluable help to becoming 'a world that honours life and treasures peace.'"

The wisdom to decide : 31 January 2003p. 11
Community : 6 March 2000p. 13
Writing in the book of life : 13 September 1996p. 15
A gateway of hope : 12 June 2000p. 17
Indiscretions : 15 May 2000p. 19
Society with a human face : 19 June 2000p. 21
The journey to freedom : 21 April 1997p. 23
The tale of our yesterdays : 3 April 1996p. 25
A candle of hope : 10 December 2001p. 27
Rembrandt and the turner prize : 10 December 2003p. 29
Two books of life : 11 June 2001p. 31
What we teach our children : 11 April 2003p. 33
When words fail : 11 June 2003p. 35
Where terror is defeated : 11 September 2003p. 37
To choose to have a child : 12 April 1995p. 39
The Warsaw Ghetto : 13 April 1995p. 41
Parenthood as privilege : 13 December 2002p. 43
Peace as a paradox : 13 September 2002p. 45
Temporary residents : 15 February 2002p. 47
The capture of Saddam Hussein : 17 December 2003p. 49
Why terror always fails : 17 September 2001p. 51
The blame game : 18 December 2000p. 53
Thinking global : 18 June 2001p. 55
Left alone or kept informed? : 18 June 2003p. 57
Profits and prophets : 19 March 2001p. 59
The world upside down : 1 January 2004p. 61
Spike : 1 March 2002p. 63
The courage to live with uncertainty : 1 October 2001p. 65
Forgiveness : 1 October 2003p. 67
Taking the leap : 28 February 2000p. 69
The age of insecurity : 20 September 2002p. 71
The world we build tomorrow : 21 March 2003p. 73
Staying young : 22 February 2002p. 75
Public or private? : 22 November 2002p. 77
Making peace : 24 September 2001p. 79
The view from space : 24 September 2003p. 81
Between justice and revenge : 25 June 2001p. 83
Running to stand still : 25 September 2000p. 85
Dancing with the past : 26 June 2000p. 87
Taking thought for the day : 26 March 2001p. 89
The right to be different : 26 November 2001p. 91
The victory that lasts : 29 November 2002 [not delivered]p. 93
Terror in Mombassa : 29 November 2002p. 95
Handing on our hopes : 2 April 2001p. 97
The faith called marriage : 8 February 2002p. 99
Repentance : 2 September 2002p. 101
National forgiveness day : 30 September 2002p. 103
George : 3 December 2001p. 105
Plain speaking : 3 December 2003p. 107
Abraham's children : 3 December 2001 [not delivered]p. 109
Eating and meeting : 4 December 2000p. 111
Doing our share : 4 June 2003p. 113
Education and human dignity : 6 December 2002p. 115
Between two evils : 5 March 2003p. 117
The cry of a child : 6 September 2002p. 119
Science as a blessing : 8 October 2003p. 121
It takes more than war to make peace : 29 March 1999p. 123
Tell your children : 31 May 1999p. 125
Of armies and schools : 7 June 1999p. 127
Kindertransport : 14 June 1999p. 129
In praise of teachers : 21 June 1999p. 131
The courage to forgive : 10 September 1999p. 133
The light of home : 6 December 1999p. 135
Reverence, responsibility, restraint : 20 December 1999p. 137
Letting go of the past : 6 October 2000p. 139
Letting go of hate : 23 January 2004p. 141
The hero without a grave : 4 March 2004p. 143
Fathers : 19 March 2004p. 145
Terror in Madrid : 12 March 2004p. 147
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ISBN: 9780826474810
ISBN-10: 0826474810
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 186
Published: 18th July 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 12.9  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1