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“The good we do lives on in others, and it is one of the most important things that does.”

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 uploaded, has been developed by The Rabbi Sacks Legacy Trust following the passing of Rabbi Sacks on 7th November 2020.

Read this week’s featured piece, chosen from the Ethics series of Rabbi Sacks’ commentary essays on the Torah.


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What Jerusalem Means to Me

Watch this short video message from Rabbi Sacks, created for the 50th anniversary of Yom Yerushalayim.

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Counting the Omer

Download the new Omer Calendar for 2022 and count towards Shavuot with daily thoughts and inspiration from Rabbi Sacks.

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Five Things I Have Learned

After launching his groundbreaking new BBC podcast series, Rabbi Sacks reflected on modern morality. 

The Home We Build Together

The Home We Build Together

Rabbi Sacks argues for a new approach to national identity. Still as relevant today as when he first explored this line of thinking, he explains why we cannot stay with current policies that are producing a society of conflicting ghettoes and non-intersecting lives, turning religious bodies into pressure groups rather than society-building forces.

Educational Resources

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Yom Yerushalayim

Developed to support family discussions and inter-generational learning, and for use by young people, students, educators, and teachers, our Ceremony & Celebration Family Edition teaching resources delve into the key ideas of each Jewish festival and memorial day, such as the upcoming Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day).

From the Archive

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Renewing the American Covenant

In October 2017, Rabbi Sacks was invited to Washington DC to accept the prestigious Irving Kristol Award from the American Enterprise Institute.

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Stepping down as Chief Rabbi

After 22 years as Chief Rabbi, what did Rabbi Sacks envision would come next? Read his interview from 2013, as he embarked on new projects and set out future plans.

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The more you give, the more you’ll be given

Listen to the Thought for the Day broadcast, in which Rabbi Sacks examines the beauty of becoming a teacher and working with young people.

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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.