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Sir Jonathan Sacks

Contributors

Sir Jonathan Sacks has been Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Great Britain and the Commonwealth since 1991. He has received honorary degrees from universities around the world and was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for his contribution to diaspora life. He is the author of more than fifteen books, most recently The Dignity of Difference and  To Heal a Fractured World: The Ethics of Responsibility. Rabbi Sacks was knighted in 2005.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2007

Tuesday, 27 February 2007

George Webber Memorial Evening

Is Jewish prayer an eternal constant or does its role evolve in a contemporary world?

In a recent interview, Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks explained that “prayer was a conversation with the voice within that is also the voice beyond. In prayer books, three times a day, we remind ourselves that God lifts the fallen, heals the sick and asks us to do what He does and be His partner.”

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Video

 
David Grossman speaks with Mark Lawson at a special out-of-fesitval event.