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“Terror is not a justifiable means to an acceptable end, because it does not end.”

Explore the life and work of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Discover articles, videos, books, commentary, and educational resources from an international faith leader, ambassador for Judaism and Jewish values, respected moral philosopher, and award-winning author.

This digital archive, which continues to expand over time as more content is unearthed and uploaded, has been developed by The Rabbi Sacks Legacy in honour of Rabbi Sacks, following his passing on 7th November 2020.


Ki Tissa

From the series of commentary essays and videos on the Torah by Rabbi Sacks.


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The First Anti-Semite

Ahead of Purim, here is the shiur Rabbi Sacks delivered to YU students on Haman and the start of antisemitism.

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Booklets for IDF Soldiers

50,000 soldiers are receiving copies of a special edition booklet featuring a chapter from Rabbi Sacks’ book.

Memorial Lecture 2024

Annual Memorial Lecture

Tickets are now available for the 2024 lecture. Gordon Brown will deliver the keynote on Hope, Faith, and Charity.

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Ceremony & Celebration: Family Edition

Explore the Chaggim with Rabbi Sacks

The Ceremony & Celebration Family Edition is a resource for parents, families, and educators to enhance intergenerational conversations surrounding the Jewish festivals. For each festival there is a rich array of ideas written by Rabbi Sacks and adapted for families to discuss around their table on the festival or in preparation for it.

Educational elements featured include “The Chag in a Nutshell”, a deep dive into the tefillot of the day, engaging stories, fun facts, quizzes, and reflection questions for discussion as a family.


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Purim: Family Edition

This educational resource on the Jewish festival of Purim offers thought-provoking content from Rabbi Sacks, and additional activities and stories for intergenerational learning on the upcoming chag.

From the Archive

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A Prayer for Peace in Israel

This prayer was originally composed by Rabbi Sacks during the Second Intifada, and communities first recited it in 2000.


The Sacks Conversation 2023

A prestigious panel of faith leaders at Carnegie Hall, New York, led the third annual Sacks Conversation.

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A Tribute from the King

HM King Charles shares a tribute to Rabbi Sacks, shortly after his untimely passing.

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Read a selection of the tributes, statements, articles and obituaries published in the aftermath of Rabbi Sacks’ passing.

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Personal Reflections

Read a selection of personal reflections and stories about individuals’ interactions with Rabbi Sacks, or submit your own.