Books

Please find below a list of books written by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

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    The Koren Sacks Pesach Machzor

    Celebrate the Festival of Freedom with the new Koren Pesah Mahzor. Rabbi Sacks, renowned translation and commentary clarify the prayers and explore the themes of the festival, from slavery to nationhood, and from exile to freedom.… read more
  • Haggadah

    The Jonathan Sacks Haggada

    Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth in the United Kingdom, offers a refreshing and insightful commentary to the Koren Haggada, together with illuminating essays on the themes and motifs of the Festival of… read more
  • Heb Eng Yom Kippur Machzor Koren

    The Koren Sacks Yom Kippur Machzor

    The Koren Sacks Yom Kippur Mahzor is a companion to the Koren Sacks Rosh Hashana Mahzor, and one volume among a growing body of work produced by the celebrated Koren-Sacks partnership. The Koren Sacks Yom Kippur Mahzor marries the sophisticated… read more
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    The Great Partnership: God, Science and the Search for Meaning

    NOW AVAILABLE IN HEBREW. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. Writing with his usual grace and fluency, Jonathan Sacks moves beyond the tired arguments of militant atheists such as Dawkins and Hitchens, to explore how religion has always played a valuable… read more
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    Covenant & Conversation: A Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible: Exodus - The Book of Redemption

    This collection makes Rabbi Jonathan Sacks brilliant essays on the weekly Torah portion available in book form for the first time. Rabbi Sacks fuses Jewish tradition, Western philosophy and literature to present a highly developed understanding of the human condition… read more
  • RHmahzor

    The Koren Sacks Rosh Hashana Machzor

    The Koren Sacks Rosh HaShana Mahzor is an inspiring new high holiday prayer book. An invaluable introduction by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks guides you through the themes of the day. A brilliant commentary blends insights from Tanakh and classical sources with… read more
  • Future Tense

    Future Tense: A Vision for Jews and Judaism in the Global Culture

    We are in danger, says Rabbi Sacks, of forgetting what Judaism’s place is within the global project of humankind. The Jewish people exist for a reason, and it is not for themselves alone. They must recommit themselves to their foundational… read more
  • C&C Genesis

    Covenant & Conversation, A Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible: Genesis - The Book of Beginnings

    The Torah is an encounter between past and present, moment and eternity, that frames Jewish consciousness. In this first volume of a five-volume collection of parashat hashavua, Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks explores these intersections as they relate to universal concerns… read more
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    The Koren Sacks Siddur

    The Koren Sacks Siddur is the first new Orthodox Hebrew/English siddur in a generation. The siddur exemplifies Koren’s traditions of textual accuracy and intuitive graphic design, and offers an illuminating translation, introduction and commentary by one of the world’s leading… read more
  • The Home We Build Together

    The Home We Build Together: Recreating Society

    This is the Chief Rabbi’s thesis on the future of British society and the dangers facing liberal democracy. A counterweight to his earlier book, “The Dignity of Difference”, Sacks makes the case for ‘integrated diversity’ within a framework of shared… read more
  • To Heal a Fractured World

    To Heal a Fractured World: The Ethics of Responsibility

    One of Judaism’s most distinctive and challenging ideas is its ethics of responsibility. We have been given the gift of freedom and we in turn have to honour and enhance the freedom of others. More than in any previous generatiom,… read more
  • From Optimism to Hope

    From Optimism to Hope: A Collection of BBC Thoughts for the Day

    Following the publication of his prize-winning and best selling book, The Dignity of Difference, Rabbi Sacks’ standing as one of our foremost spiritual leaders is beyond dispute. He has brought hope and encouragement to people at a time when many… read more
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    The Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations

    Rabbi Jonathan Sacks presents a proposal for reframing the terms of this important debate. The first major statement by a Jewish leader on the ethics of globalization, it introduces a new paradigm into the search for co-existence. Sacks argues that… read more
  • Radical Then Radical Now

    Radical Then, Radical Now: On Being Jewish

    Originally written as a wedding gift for the author’s son, Radical Then, Radical Now is a powerful testimony to the amazing resilience of the Jewish people who have, through their  endurance of four thousand years of persecution and exile, earned… read more
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    Celebrating Life: Finding Happiness in Unexpected Places

    Following the painful loss of his father, Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks began to learn how to celebrate life in a new way. He discovered where happiness lives, often in unexpected places, through family, community, friendship and responsibilities. He also found… read more
  • The Politics of Hope

    The Politics of Hope

    Fopr the past fifty years the view has prevailed, shared by politicians on the left and the right, that society is sustained by two institution, the market and government, the homes, respectively, of individual and the state. This has led… read more
  • Persistence of Faith

    The Persistence of Faith: Religion, Morality and Society in a Secular Age

    These acclaimed essays, broadcast by the BBC as the 1990 Reith Lectures, appear prophetic now. Since that time, the resurgence of religion has caught us by surprise. The influence of the moral majority in the USA, the Islamic Revolution in… read more
  • One People

    One People? Tradition, Modernity, and Jewish Unity

    One People? is the first book-length study of the major problem confronting the Jewish future: the availability or otherwise of a way of mending the schisms between Reform and Orthodox Judaism, between religious and secular Jews in Israel, and between… read more
  • Community of Faith

    Community of Faith

    For the 125th anniversary of the United Synagogue, Chief Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Sacks has written a new evaluation of the role of the synagogue in Jewish life today. In it he explores the choices faced by religious leadership in the… read more
  • Faith in the Future

    Faith in the Future

    In this book the Chief Rabbi addresses some of the major themes of our time: the fragmentation of our common culture, the breakdown of family and community life, the lack of moral direction, and the waning of religious belief. How,… read more
  • WWHJG

    Will We Have Jewish Grandchildren? Jewish Continuity and How to Achieve it

    Chief Rabbi Sacks looks at the challenge of how to maintain Jewish identity in the 21st century.… read more
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    Crisis and Covenant: Jewish thought after the Holocaust

    In this pioneering study of Jewish thought in the past two decades, Jonathan Sacks, the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, explores how Jews have sought ways back to tradition in an untraditional age. He addresses a… read more
  • Crisis and Covenant

    Arguments for the Sake of Heaven: Emerging Trends in Traditional Judaism

    What is the future of the Jewish people? In Arguments for the Sake of Heaven, Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi Elect of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth, explores the contemporary issues that are influencing Judaism and the controversies… read more
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    Tradition in an Untraditional Age: Essays on Modern Jewish Thought

    In the last two centuries Jewish thought has had to respond to dramatic events and transformations: the emergence of Jews into open societies, secularisation, assimilation and anti-semitism, the Holocaust and the State of Israel. These developments tested to the limits… read more