Lord Jonathan Sacks

Rabbi Sacks collects prestigious Templeton Prize – and £1.1m award

By Charlotte Oliver, March 1, 2016

Emeritus Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks has followed in the footsteps of his predecessor Lord Jakobovits, as well as the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, after being named this year’s recipient of the internationally-renowned Templeton Prize.

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Lord Sacks wins top America book prize

By Simon Rocker, January 15, 2016

Emeritus Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks has won a top American Jewish book prize for the third year running.

His exploration of the origins of religious violence Not In God’s Name, which was published last year, won a National Jewish Book Award in the category of modern Jewish prize.

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Rabbi Lord Sacks on BBC Newsnight about the European refugee crisis

By Rosa Doherty, September 4, 2015
Emeritus Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks has called for Britain to respond to the refugee crisis with a humanitarian gesture similar to the Kindertransport rescue of Jewish children before the war. He said that Britain needed to take a more generous approach to accepting refugees.

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Lord Sacks urges Britain to take in 10,000 refugees in a Kindertransport-style gesture

By Rosa Doherty, September 4, 2015

Emeritus Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks has called for Britain to respond to the refugee crisis with a humanitarian gesture similar to the Kindertransport rescue of Jewish children before the war.

He said that Britain needed to take a more generous approach to accepting refugees.

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Why I'm sure that Charles will be a King for the Jews

By Sandy Rashty, February 5, 2015

Princes have visited Israel in a personal capacity and UK prime ministers have made state visits. But a British monarch has never made an official visit to Israel. Yet according to the author of a new book on Prince Charles, the future King of England could be the first to do so - in what would be a seismic event in terms of the Royal Family's relations with Israel.

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Lord Mitchell attacks ‘hypocrisy’ of anti-Israel campaigners

By Marcus Dysch, October 31, 2014

Jewish peers have highlighted what they said was the hypocrisy of singling out Israel for blame in the ongoing troubles of the Middle East.

They voiced concerns over the focus on Israel’s actions in Gaza despite the growth of Islamic State, the continuing civil war in Syria, and Russian belligerence in Eastern Europe.

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American award for Lord Sacks

By Simon Rocker, February 7, 2014

Emeritus Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks has been honoured in the United States for his defence of religious liberty.

He has been awarded the Canterbury Medal by religious liberty law firm The Becket Fund.

Robert George, professor of jurisprudence at Princeton University said that Rabbi Sacks was “not only a distinguished leader of the Jewish community, he is a teacher of mankind.

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Peer attacks shechita as ‘unacceptable’

By Marcus Dysch, January 23, 2014

Clearer labelling of meat should be introduced in Britain to help identify animals killed in accordance with religious slaughter, peers have argued.

During a fierce debate in the House of Lords, shechita was described as “barbaric” and “absolutely unacceptable” before Jewish peers rallied to defend the practice.

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Let’s rev up that pulpit power

By Shmuley Boteach, December 17, 2013

When Jonathan Arkush, vice-president of the Board of Deputies, challenged me to a public debate, I immediately accepted (we thought it would happen at this year’s Limmud, then logistics got in the way but I look forward to airing this critical dialogue soon).

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New London chair for Sacks

By Simon Rocker, December 9, 2013

Emeritus Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks has been given another academic post with his appointment as Professor of Law, Ethics and Bible at King’s College, London.

Since his retirement as Chief Rabbi, he has taken on visiting posts at Yeshiva and New York Universities in the United States.

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