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Succot is about faith as persistence, the strength not to be defeated by tragedy, and the courage to begin again after you’ve lost all you had.

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.



This week’s featured piece from the series of commentary essays and videos 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 Succotr.

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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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Succot Family Edition

This learning resource is designed for families, educators, young people, and students of all ages, to encourage the discovery of new Rabbi Sacks insights within the Jewish festival of Succot, and to encourage dynamic discussion between the generations while sitting in the succah, or preparing for the chag.

From the Archive

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The Environmental Festival

This short video recorded by Rabbi Sacks discusses the environmental aspect of the festival of Succot.

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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.