My Bible: Jonathan Sacks
Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks
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.
Anne Webber is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Commission for Looted Art in Europe (CLAE), the expert, non-profit, representative body which negotiates restitution policies and procedures internationally, and acts on behalf of families and institutions worldwide to research, identify and recover looted cultural property. CLAE has been instrumental in achieving the restitution of over 3,500 Nazi-looted objects to their rightful owners since it was set up in 1999.