Not in God’s Name: Rutgers event

On Monday, 16 November 2015, the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life hosted Rabbi Sacks at Trayes Hall, on the Rutgers University campus.

New Brunswick Chancellor Richard Edwards welcomed Rabbi Sacks to the university and addressed the importance of this discussion for Rutgers. Rabbi Sacks’ inspirational talk to an audience of 500 students, faculty, and community members addressed the topic of his new book Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence.

In their comments on the event, Rutgers noted that "the Bildner Center was honoured and delighted to host Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks... this timely and important subject left a deep impact on our campus and community, particularly in the wake of heightened tensions in Israel and the Middle East, and the tragic events in Paris."

The following day the New York Times published this Op-Ed column by David Brooks about Rabbi Sacks and his new book .

Read - or listen to - NPR’s Robert Siegel when he interviewed Rabbi Sacks about his book Not in God's Name on 8th October 2015.