Pesach changes me… I now know what it feels and tastes like to be oppressed, and I can no longer walk by when others are oppressed.

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.


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

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The Cup of Hope (Vaera and Pesach)

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Ma Nishtana (family edition)


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National Library of Israel hosting new archives

Over 50 boxes of Rabbi Sacks’ personal archive have now arrived at the National Library of Israel…

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The Haggada’s Politics

A conversation between Rabbi Sacks and the late Senator Joe Lieberman, tracing Jewish politics from 2,000 years ago to today.

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Sacks Scholars: The Second Cohort

Introducing the second cohort of Sacks Scholars, soon to embark on a year of in-depth training.

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The Jonathan Sacks Haggada

With piercing insights into the Jewish story, and into the philosophy of leadership and nation-building, the Chief Rabbi’s Haggadah is a thought-provoking and essential companion at the Seder table. With new interpretations and in-depth analyses of the Passover liturgy and rituals, Rabbi Sacks’ style is engaging, intelligent, daringly innovative, and always inspiring.

This Haggadah includes new English translations and accompanying commentary from Rabbi Sacks for the full Pesach Seder. The other end of the book holds bonus content – inspiring and often challenging essays from Rabbi Sacks. Topics vary from the contrasting natures of ancient Egypt and nascent Israel, to the role of women in the Exodus, and even posit ‘The Unasked Question’.

You may also wish to find out more about the Sacks Pesach Machzor, and where to purchase it.


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Pesach: Family Edition

This educational resource on the Jewish festival of Pesach offers thought-provoking Passover 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.