Lord Jonathan Sacks

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.


Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Tribute Evening

By Zoe Winograd, June 25, 2013

Prime Ministers and Archbishops pay tribute to the Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks at a special tribute evening.


Prince pays tribute to Chief Rabbi - his 'steadfast friend'

By Simon Rocker, June 25, 2013

The Prince of Wales gave a glowing tribute to Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks at a dinner attended by more than 800 people to celebrate his 22 years in office, calling him a “light unto this nation”.


Chief Rabbi urges government to act on 'moral hazard' of youth unemployment

By Jennifer Lipman, June 13, 2013

The chief rabbi has urged the government to bring together business and voluntary groups in order to boost employment prospects and thus the spiritual welfare of young people.


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.