Lord Jonathan Sacks

Chief Rabbi: multiculturalism has 'had its day'

By Zoe Winograd, August 19, 2013

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks has said that multi-culturalism in the UK has “had its day” and has criticised the government for not doing enough to encourage marriage.

In an interview with The Times, he said that multiculturalism had caused "segregation and inward-looking communities.

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My question to the Chief Rabbi— was it OK to fancy him?

By Ruth Gledhill, August 16, 2013

Just as Jonathan Sacks is now, Immanuel Jakobovits was a hard act to follow as chief rabbi.

Lord Sacks’s predecessor worked on so many levels. Our own son, for example, owes his very existence to a chance conversation I had with Amélie, Lord Jakobovits’s wife, which led to an introduction to a top fertility specialist.

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Sacks trust set up to ‘inspire a generation’

By Simon Rocker, August 9, 2013

Former Board of Deputies president Henry Grunwald is to chair a new trust set up to support the work of Lord Sacks after he retires as Chief Rabbi.

The Covenant & Conversation Trust, named after Lord Sacks’s series of commentaries on the weekly Torah portion, will promote “inspirational leadership”, develop educational material and support interfaith understanding.

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The right leader for a ‘stiff-necked people’

By Rabbi Gideon D Sylvester, August 9, 2013

I have always been a dedicated student of the Chief Rabbi, but I only really appreciated the scope of his reach on the Friday night of a conference in Los Angeles.

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He’s the cleric who represents the best of British values

By Richard Harries, August 2, 2013

It is a wonderful example of divine humour, that at a time when the role of religion in society is allegedly fading, the two outstanding public intellectuals of our time should have been the Chief Rabbi and the last Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams.

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Global mission for Sacks

By Simon Rocker, July 30, 2013

Former Board of Deputies president Henry Grunwald is to chair a new trust set up to support the work of Lord Sacks after he retires as Chief Rabbi in September.

The Covenant & Conversation Trust, named after Lord Sacks’ series of commentaries on the weekly Torah portion, will promote “inspirational leadership”, develop educational material and support interfaith understanding.

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Chief rabbi — what’s the point?

By Simon Rocker, July 25, 2013

For Michael Howard, he is an “apostle of moderation.” For Vanessa Feltz, he is someone to disagree with, while Faith and Communities Minister Baroness Warsi thinks it would be a good idea for Muslims to have one.

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Lord Sacks accused of lacking courage in fight against hate

By Anna Sheinman, July 18, 2013

Prominent American rabbi Shmuley Boteach has launched a scathing attack on the outgoing Chief Rabbi, saying Lord Sacks’s lack of “moral courage” and failure to “defend his community against growing assault” will “taint his legacy”.

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Tisha B'Av: And you should tell it to your children

By Zoe Winograd, July 16, 2013
'And you should tell it to your children' is the first installment of a three part series made by Aish UK and Jroots. The short film explores the festival Tisha B'Av through the themes of belief and the Holocaust, featuring an interview with Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. To see the full film click here http://vimeo.com/27337903

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Chief Rabbi warns of Charedi ‘danger’

By Simon Rocker, June 27, 2013

The Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks stirred controversy this week when he described the growth of Charedi sectarianism as a threat to world Jewry.

He used one of his last addresses in office — a dinner to honour him before his retirement in two months — to highlight the “global danger” that Jews face from two trends.

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