By Marcus Dysch, September 10, 2009
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”.