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“Leaders should never stop learning. That is how they grow and teach others to grow with them.”

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 pieces, from the Spirituality series of Rabbi Sacks’ commentary essays on the Torah.


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The Silence that Haunted Me

Rabbi Sacks recorded this message for Holocaust Memorial Day in January 2012.

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Machines were Made to Serve Humankind

Rabbi Sacks’ perspective on technology, broadcast on BBC’s Thought for the Day.

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Environmental Ethics

This lecture was delivered by Rabbi Sacks at the JNF Rabbinical Conference in January 1992.

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I Believe

A Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible

I Believe is the final part of the Covenant & Conversation series. It is a personal and intimate demonstration of how Rabbi Sacks came to see the world through listening attentively to the Torah and its message for the present and all times. Each parsha essay concludes with a powerful statement of faith.

The new book contains a foreword written by President of Israel, Isaac Herzog.

Educational Resources

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Tu BiShvat

Explore key insights into the Jewish new year for trees based upon the teachings of Rabbi Sacks zt”l, with additional educational content developed by The Rabbi Sacks Legacy as a resource for families, educators, and students of all ages.

From the Archive

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In the Room

Krista Tippett reflected on her in-depth conversation with Rabbi Sacks for the On Being broadcast.

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Ten Life-Changing Ideas

Count your blessings and begin to change your life… these ten New Year’s Resolutions are well worth considering at every time of the year.

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Communities Together: Build a Bridge

To mark National Holocaust Memorial Day in January 2013, the Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks gave this national address.

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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.