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“What morality restores to an increasingly uncertain world is the idea of responsibility – that what we do, separately and collectively, makes a difference, and that the future lies in our hands.”
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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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Bridging the Divides

In 2015, Rabbi Sacks and Israel’s newest PM, Yair Lapid, held a public conversation to discuss Judaism, Zionism, and the growing divides within the Jewish people.

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Connecting to God

In this newly animated video – released for Yom Yerushalayim 2022 – Rabbi Sacks suggests three key ways for us to find spiritual inspiration and connect with God.

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Communities in Conversation

For the second year running, we are commemorating Rabbi Sacks’ yahrzeit with a global day of learning, including new resource sheets.

The Great Partnership

The Great Partnership

Although many have argued over the past centuries that deep knowledge of either science or religion negates the other, Rabbi Sacks challenged himself to write a book which sets out the inherently complementary nature of the two, delving into history and philosophy to establish the clear and vigorous argument that both are necessary if we are to understand the human condition.

Educational Resources

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Shabbat

Our newly compiled Teaching Resources are comprehensive educational units, containing all the quotes, teachings, videos and ideas expressed by Rabbi Sacks on a particular theme. Created for educators, and even containing a one-hour lesson plan, Shabbat is one of fifteen units currently available.

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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Creating Order Without Tyranny

Read this piece for the Nine Days and Tisha b’Av, written by Rabbi Sacks in 2014, during another time of crisis for Israel and Jewish Peoplehood.

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Tributes

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.