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It is hard to lead a nation of individuals, but this is the most challenging, empowering, inspiring leadership of all.

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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Five Ideas for Life

Here are some of the ideas Rabbi Sacks posits for young people, and for all those thinking about journeying into their future. First published by The Times newspaper in 2013.

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Why Am I Bound By a Covenant I Didn’t Personally Agree To?

A Tikkun Leil resource for teens, exploring the ultimate question in Judaism: What binds us to the Torah?

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Counting Towards Shavuot: Questions & Answers

Counting the Omer and learning along the way – a new way to find Rabbi Sacks’ answers to many of the big questions, day-by-day.

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Israel: Home of Hope

To mark Israel’s 60th anniversary in 2008, Rabbi Sacks released an album, using the power of words and music to tell the extraordinary and inspiring story of the State of Israel.

As Israel celebrates its 75th anniversary, we are thrilled to be re-releasing the album, accompanied by a brand new animation and educational resource.

Educational Resources

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Shavuot Resources

We are delighted to share several Tikkun Leil Shavuot resources for those wishing to engage in the teachings of Rabbi Sacks during this night of Jewish learning.

From the Archive

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Israel Has the Right to Live Without Terror

Published in The Evening Standard, read Rabbi Sacks’ response to an anti-Israel article.

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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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Tikkun Olam

When we see suffering in the world, how should we react? This JInsider video offers insights from Rabbi Sacks.

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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.