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We live life forwards, but we only understand it by looking back. Only then do we see the wrong turns we inadvertently made. This discovery is sometimes our greatest moment of moral truth.

Explore the life and work of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Discover articles, videos, books, commentary, and educational resources from an international faith leader, ambassador for Judaism and Jewish values, respected moral philosopher, and award-winning author.

This digital archive, which will continue to expand over time as more content is unearthed and uploaded, has been developed by The Rabbi Sacks Legacy in honour of Rabbi Sacks, following his passing on 7th November 2020.



Read this week’s featured piece from the Spirituality series of commentary essays on the Torah by Rabbi Sacks.


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The Sacks Koren Machzor

With deep reflections and insights that will transform your prayers, the Koren Sacks Machzor is an ideal companion for your Yom Kippur.

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This animated video narrated by Rabbi Sacks illustrates a core message of how to prioritise our most precious commodity: our time.

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Succah Posters

We invite you to download and print this collection of 10 posters featuring inspiring quotes from Rabbi Sacks about the festival of Succot.

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Covenant & Conversation: Family Edition

The Covenant & Conversation: Family Edition is a two-volume resource for parents, families, and educators to enhance intergenerational conversations surrounding the weekly parsha.

With two chapters for every parsha, explore the Covenant & Conversation pieces written by Rabbi Sacks, now adapted for younger readers of all ages. This new series includes parsha summaries, engaging stories, quotes from other writings of Rabbi Sacks, and reflection questions for discussion around the Shabbat table.

Educational Resources

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Yom Kippur Family Edition

This edition is designed for families, educators, young people and students of all ages, to encourage the discovery of new Rabbi Sacks insights within the Jewish day of Yom Kippur, the holy of holy times, and to encourage dynamic discussion between the generations.

From the Archive

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How Yom Kippur Changes Us

Read an extract from the Koren Sacks Yom Kippur machzor, on the powerful impact of our Day of Atonement.

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On Artificial Intelligence, Loving and Being Loved

Rabbi Sacks discusses the notion that sophisticated AI can match human beings and form meaningful relationships.

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A Tribute from the King

HM King Charles shares a tribute to Rabbi Sacks, shortly after his untimely passing.

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Read a selection of the tributes, statements, articles and obituaries published in the aftermath of Rabbi Sacks’ passing.

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Personal Reflections

Read a selection of personal reflections and stories about individuals’ interactions with Rabbi Sacks, or submit your own.