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Hespeidim (eulogies) for Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, HaRav Ya’akov Zvi ben David Arieh zt”l

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Baruch Dayan Ha’Emet. It is with the deepest sadness that we regret to inform you that Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (HaRav Ya’akov Zvi ben David Arieh zt’’l) passed away early on Saturday morning 7th November 2020 (Shabbat Kodesh 20th MarCheshvan 5781). He was buried on Sunday 8th November 2020 (21st MarCheshvann 5781) in London. Below are recordings of the hespeidim (eulogies) that were delivered.


Here is the first of five videos of hespeidim (eulogies) delivered at the levaya (funeral) of HaRav Ya’akov Zvi ben David Arieh zt”l, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, on 21st MarCheshvan 5781 / 8th November 2020. This video is of a hesped (eulogy) by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis who was unable to attend in person due to UK Government COVID restrictions. The text was read by Rabbi Mordechai Ginsbury of Hendon United Synagogue.

Here is the second of five videos of hespeidim (eulogies) delivered at the levaya (funeral) of HaRav Ya’akov Zvi ben David Arieh zt”l, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, on 21st MarCheshvan 5781 / 8th November 2020. This video is of Dayan Ivan Binstock, Dayan of the London Beit Din and Senior Rabbi of the St John’s Wood Synagogue.

Here is the third of five videos of hespeidim (eulogies) delivered at the levaya (funeral) of HaRav Ya’akov Zvi ben David Arieh zt”l, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, on 21st MarChashvan 5781 / 8th November 2020. This video is of Rabbi Lionel Rosenfeld of the Western Marble Arch Synagogue.

Here is the fourth of five videos of hespeidim (eulogies) delivered at the levaya (funeral) of HaRav Ya’akov Zvi ben David Arieh zt”l, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, on 21st MarCheshvan 5781 / 8th November 2020. This video is of Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski of the Golders Green Synagogue.

Here is the fifth and final video of hespeidim (eulogies) delivered at the levaya (funeral) of HaRav Ya’akov Zvi ben David Arieh zt”l, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, on 21st MarCheshvan 5781 / 8th November 2020. This video is of Gila Sacks, Rabbi Sacks’ youngest daughter.