Lord Jonathan Sacks

A royal dinner for Lord Sacks

By Simon Rocker, June 13, 2013

The Prince of Wales is to be guest of honour at a tribute dinner to Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks on Monday week ahead of his retirement at the end of August.

A number of senior political figures are also expected to be among the 700 guests at the central London event.


Liberals join Lord Sacks fan club

By Simon Rocker, June 6, 2013

The president of the Liberal Jewish movement has hailed the role of Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks as a spokesman for Judaism.

Lucian Hudson said the chief rabbi "was not just a powerful voice for Judaism in Britain, but for faith everywhere".


Chief Rabbi collects religious broadcasting award

By Marcus Dysch, June 6, 2013

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks has been recognised for his contribution to religious broadcasting.

The Sandford St Martin Trust's annual broadcasting awards bestowed a special honour to acknowledge Lord Sacks's "significant" efforts "over many years".


Chief Rabbi tells thousands at Closer to Israel : walk tall

By Marcus Dysch, June 6, 2013

Israel’s scientific, democratic and social achievements were celebrated by communal leaders at the Trafalgar Square party to mark the 65th anniversary of Israel’s independence.

Acknowledging the country’s development in the face of adversity was the theme of the day, with a focus on the fight against terrorism, medical advancements and multiculturalism.


The false dignity of departure

By Geoffrey Alderman, June 4, 2013

Last week, London's Barbican Centre staged the glitzy spectacle of the Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks, being interviewed by David Frost. According to one report, "successive speakers waxed lyrical" about Sacks's influence on them, the Jewish community, and British society at large.


Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks talks to David Frost in leaving tribute

By Simon Rocker, May 23, 2013

When veteran broadcaster Sir David Frost uttered his trademark introduction, “Hello, good evening and welcome”, shortly after a set of Hebrew songs by the Shabbaton Choir, the auditorium erupted in applause. Facing the interviewer of prime ministers and presidents this time was a different kind of leader, the Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks.


No more talk of Gryn Affair, says Hugo's wife

By Simon Rocker, May 9, 2013

Jackie Gryn, the widow of the late Reform leader Rabbi Hugo Gryn, has insisted she has always enjoyed a warm relationship with Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks and appealed for no more talk of a “Hugo Gryn Affair”.


The Chief Rabbi’s critical ideas

By Rabbi Michael Harris, Daniel Rynhold and Tamra Wright, May 9, 2013

The special contribution made by the thought of Chief Rabbi Sacks is that it not only continues the venerable Jewish philosophical tradition of maintaining traditional faith in the face of external intellectual challenges, but also moves beyond this tradition by showing how core Jewish teachings can address the dilemmas of the secular world itself.


Sacks must heed Hillel’s advice

By Shmuley Boteach, May 2, 2013

I have always believed that sins of omission are much more serious than sins of commission - that the good things we fail to do are of greater consequence than the sins we commit


This teenage squabbling will drive young members away

By Jennifer Lipman, April 26, 2013

As anyone who has ever been or met one will know, a teenage girl in the midst of a catfight can give Abbas and Bibi a run for their money in the stubbornness stakes.