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  • Rabbi Jonathan Sacks awarded $1.5 million Templeton Prize

    March 2, 2016 | 3:50 pm

    Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, the former chief rabbi of Britain, has been awarded the 2016 Templeton Prize honoring a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension.

    Sacks, the author of more than two dozen books, will receive a cash prize...

  • Why do Jews embrace shame?

    By David Suissa

    August 4, 2015 | 5:14 pm

    Maybe by the time you read this, Israeli authorities will have identified a Jewish suspect in the horrible attack in Duma that left a Palestinian toddler dead and other family members severely injured.

    But as of now, all we know is that after several days of investigation by the...

  • Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: Religious liberty’s under threat — on both sides of the pond

    May 21, 2014 | 2:24 pm

    Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks was praised by a Catholic cardinal and then blessed by a Mormon apostle.

    The former British chief rabbi was being honored by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a Washington-based public interest law firm that’s been busy representing clients —...

  • Honoring Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

    June 28, 2013 | 10:13 am

    This past Monday, many politicians and celebrities, including numerous former prime ministers of Britain paid tribute to Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks as he prepares to step down from his post in August.

    Watch video of the different tributes here:

  • Britain’s Chief Rabbi visits L.A. … Cue the choir

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    February 8, 2012 | 3:43 pm

    With pomp and ceremony, the Los Angeles Modern Orthodox community in Pico-Robertson welcomed the British Commonwealth’s Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and Lady Elaine Sacks for a full weekend of appearances Feb. 3-5.

    Sacks responded to the pageantry with enough warmth,...

  • Sacks on last official visit to Australia

    January 23, 2012 | 10:31 am

    Rabbi Jonathan Sacks arrived in Australia on his last official visit as chief rabbi of the commonwealth before stepping down after two decades in his post.

    Sacks, who traveled with his wife, Elaine, was the guest of honor at a gala dinner Sunday attended by more than 300 people at...

  • Rumor aside, search for Sacks’ successor proceeds

    December 13, 2011 | 4:48 pm

    England’s United Synagogue denied a report that the post of chief rabbi had been offered to Israel’s Ashkenazi chief rabbi.

    Haaretz reported Tuesday that Haifa-based Rabbi Yona Metzger had been asked to replace Rabbi Jonathan Sacks as the UK’s chief rabbi when he steps down in...