Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Learn about the life, career, and impact of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

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An international religious leader, philosopher, award-winning author, and respected moral voice. But who was Rabbi Sacks?


Explore an expanded timeline of Rabbi Sacks life and work.

The Life of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: Image Gallery.

A selection of images of Rabbi Sacks available for download.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and his wife Elaine, in their own words

Read a wonderful joint interview by Rabbi Sacks and Lady Sacks that was published in The Sunday Times in September 2019.

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In Depth Perspectives

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Jonathan Sacks: A Chief Rabbi of Distinction

Read this extended article by Professor Leslie Wagner CBE, first published to coincide with the 2013 Gala Dinner to celebrate Rabbi Sacks’ time in the Chief Rabbinate.

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Jonathan Sacks: A Jewish Thinker for the Contemporary Period

Excerpted from “Jonathan Sacks: An Intellectual Portrait,” in Jonathan Sacks: Universalizing Particularity (Leiden: Brill, 2014).

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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.