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Erasmus Lecture: On Creative Minorities


On Monday 21st October 2013, Rabbi Lord Sacks delivered the twenty-sixth Erasmus Lecture in New York. Hosted by First Things (, the topic of the lecture was “On Creative Minorities” and focused on what Christians could learn from Jews about how to, as the editor of the First Things journal Dr Rusty Reno said, “thrive in the secular world that no longer regards faith as central”.

You can read more of Dr Reno’s reflections on Rabbi Sacks’ lecture on the First Things website by clicking here. The lecture was also the subject of a comment piece in the New York Post written by Willian McGurn entitled “The Rabbi Who Spoke to Rome” which can be read here. A full transcript of the lecture is now available here.

Many thanks to First Things for their kind permission to use this video.