Chief Rabbi makes New Year podcast

By Marcus Dysch, September 10, 2009
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Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks has wished students Shana Tova in a podcast for the new Union of Jewish Students website.

In the three-minute message he said society was suffering from “mission drift”.

He said: “We are affluent beyond the dreams of any previous generation since man first walked on earth, yet rates of stress-related syndromes, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, depressive illnesses have been rising with each successive generation since the 1950s.”

He advised students to instead celebrate life in a “wonderful university environment”.

To hear the podcast visit www.ujs.org.uk.

    Last updated: 4:06pm, September 10 2009