Lord Jonathan Sacks

The inside story behind choosing a Chief Rabbi

By Dr Meir Persoff, September 6, 2012

In October 1988, some eighteen months before Chief Rabbi Lord Jakobovits was due to retire, the United Synagogue launched the search for his successor.

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Chief Rabbi is wrong to denounce gay marriage: full letter

July 5, 2012

It is a matter of great regret that Lord Sacks has chosen to make a statement in his official capacity opposing the right of gay and lesbian men and women to marry. Even if same-sex marriage is contrary to Jewish law, it does not compromise the position of Orthodox Jews to let others marry as they wish. Lord Sacks has sought to influence how the generality of the population leads its life.

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Principles for our leaders to follow

By Lord Jonathan Sacks, June 14, 2012

I was recently asked to write the foreword to a publication being produced by the Adam Science Foundation to mark the 20th anniversary of its leadership programme. Named after the late Adam Science (z"l), who tragically died in 1991 aged just 27, the programme has had great success in developing the next generation of lay and professional leadership within Anglo-Jewry.

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Plea to Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks: don't leave

By Jennifer Lipman, June 11, 2012

Fans of the current chief rabbi have mounted a bid to keep him in the post after his official retirement.

Lord Sacks announced two years ago that he would be stepping down in September 2013, after a total of 22 years at the helm of the United Hebrew Congregations.

But with his successor yet to be named, supporters are hoping he will reconsider.

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Gay rights challenge to Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

By Jessica Elgot, May 24, 2012

A gay rights campaign, in which a Jewish journalist is prominent, is to force each member of the House of Lords, including the Chief Rabbi, to record their position on gay marriage.

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Plymouth shul celebrates 250 years of British history

By Marcus Dysch, May 17, 2012

The hidden area between a municipal car park and two alleyways off a bustling Plymouth street may seem a peculiar location for the oldest functioning Ashkenazi synagogue in the English-speaking world.

Indeed, many British Jews do not know of the existence of the magnificent, ornate, Grade II listed Plymouth Synagogue that is currently celebrating its 250th anniversary.

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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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