Lord Jonathan Sacks

Lord Sacks speaks about Holocaust memory at Yom Ha'Shoah service

By Jennifer Lipman, April 23, 2012

The chief rabbi spoke of the Jewish community's "duty of remembrance" at a service to mark Israel's Holocaust Memorial Day.

Lord Sacks, who held a question and answer session with Jewish teenagers at JFS School before the annual commemoration, was one of several speakers at the event.

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Profitable school dinner

March 22, 2012

Lord Sacks has spoken of the "special significance" to him of the Finchley Jewish school which will soon carry his name.

The Morasha Primary has acquired a permanent site in Stanhope Road to enable it to meet growing demand for places.

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Profitable school dinner

March 22, 2012

Lord Sacks has spoken of the "special significance" to him of the Finchley Jewish school which will soon carry his name.

The Morasha Primary has acquired a permanent site in Stanhope Road to enable it to meet growing demand for places.

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Archbishop of Canterbury to step down before Lord Sacks

By Jennifer Lipman, March 16, 2012

The chief rabbi has honoured the career of his "true friend" the Archbishop of Canterbury, following the news that he is to step down before the end of the year.

Dr Rowan Williams will leave office in December to become Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, meaning that he will retire eight months before Lord Sacks steps down.

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Sacks supports disputed plan for Leeds secondary

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 9, 2012

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks has backed the plan for a Jewish secondary school in Leeds, which is opposed by Manchester's King David High.

More than 150 Leeds parents support the free school proposal, which Lord Sacks sees as a means "to ultimately secure the Jewish future". But KD, which has 100 pupils from Leeds, argues that a Leeds school would "damage both of us".

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Mysteries of God and The System

By Marina Benjamin, March 5, 2012

Consider the distance between mathematician Marcus du Sautoy and the Chief Rabbi and you will appreciate the effort they made in meeting one another half-way during Jewish Book Week. For Lord Sacks, ultimate meaning resides in the interpretative tooth-combing of sacred texts. For Du Sautoy, all we know can be derived from Schrodinger's Equation.

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Sacks: I beat cancer - twice over

By Simon Rocker, February 23, 2012

The Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks has twice been treated for cancer, a forthcoming book has revealed.

Celebrated photographer Gemma Levine discloses the information in her book Go With The Flow, a collection of images and essays based on her own treatment for breast cancer.

In the introduction, Ms Levine says that Lord Sacks told her that he had cancer twice and that he remarked: "I went with the f

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The Chief Rabbi's Holocaust Memorial Day message

By Jennifer Lipman, January 25, 2012

Lord Sacks marks the 67th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Lord Sacks leaves charity

January 19, 2012

The Chief Rabbi has resigned as honorary director of troubled Israeli poverty charity, Hazon Yeshaya.

The British Friends of the charity closed last month, following other chapters around the world over allegations of financial mismanagement at the soup kitchen charity, and complaints it had misled supporters by funding religious training.

An independent audit appeared to clear the charity o

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Louise Mensch backs Shmuley Boteach for Chief Rabbi

By Jennifer Lipman, January 12, 2012

Conservative MP Louise Mensch has joined magic man Uri Geller in backing the American rabbi Shmuley Boteach to take over from Lord Sacks as chief rabbi.

Mrs Mensch, who is married to Jewish music manager Peter Mensch, said she owed Rabbi Boteach her "lifelong love of, and appreciation for, the Jewish faith".

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