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Jonathan Sacks

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In this session, the Chief Rabbi Professor Jonathan Sacks marked the launch of The Chief Rabbi’s Haggadah with a characteristic display of intellectual vibrancy and eloquence. He introduced some of the themes he explores in his commentary on the Haggadah through an exploration of how the story of the Exodus from Egypt has proved a source of inspiration to politicians and makers of history. In doing so, he showed how the book of Exodus and the festival of Pesach are both intensely political and an inspiration in contemporary struggles for freedom and human rights.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2012

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

The Great Partnership: God, Science and the Search for Meaning by Jonathan Sacks was the starting point for a conversation between the Chief Rabbi and mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, chaired by Daniel Glaser. They explored the sometimes fraught relationship between religion and science in different cultures but more specifically discussed belief and scepticism, open-mindedness and intolerance to the challenge of the other or the unknown. The Chief Rabbi and the atheist mathematician found they have more in common than expected.  

2003

Wednesday, 5 March 2003

In this session, the Chief Rabbi Professor Jonathan Sacks marked the launch of The Chief Rabbi’s Haggadah with a characteristic display of intellectual vibrancy and eloquence. He introduced some of the themes he explores in his commentary on the Haggadah through an exploration of how the story of the Exodus from Egypt has proved a source of inspiration to politicians and makers of history. In doing so, he showed how the book of Exodus and the festival of Pesach are both intensely political and an inspiration in contemporary struggles for freedom and human rights.

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Video

 
Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.