Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks: A Tribute
Simon Schama, Rowan Williams, Raphael Zarum
The death of Rabbi Lord Sacks left a huge void in the world of Jewish theological and philosophical writing and discourse. Jewish Book Week was honoured to have presented so many wonderful events with him, each of which showed the range of his humanity and knowledge; his contributions deepened and reflected our values, seeking always to widen the breadth of our knowledge and understanding.
In this live online celebration of his life and legacy, journalist Jenni Frazer is joined by three men who knew Rabbi Lord Sacks well and often spoke alongside him: former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, Dean of the London School of Jewish Studies Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum and historian Simon Schama, who first met the former Chief Rabbi at Cambridge in the late 60s.
Jenni Frazer has had an award-winning career in journalism for over 30 years, where she has performed nearly every kind of role, from news reporter to bureau chief, from editing and commissioning, to running a team of reporters. She has interviewed many major celebrities and been a media commentator on UK radio and TV, including News 24 and The World Tonight for the BBC.
Simon Schama is Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. A writer, journalist and broadcaster, he has written and presented 40 films for the BBC, including The Story of the Jews (based on his two-volume work of the same name), Citizens and Rough Crossings. He recently curated The Face of Britain for the National Portrait Gallery and created the book and television series of the same name.
Bishop Rowan Williams was the 35th Master of Magdalane College and the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, a position he held from 2002 – 2012. He is a Honorary Professor of Contemporary Christian Thought in the University of Cambridge. He was made a life peer in 2013 and is now Lord Williams of Oystermouth.
Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum is Dean of the London School of Jewish Studies (LSJSS) where he lectures in Jewish Education & Classical Texts, and trains teachers and rabbis. He has rabbinic ordination from the Montefiore Kollel and Rabbi Sacks, a PhD Theoretical Physics, an MA Adult Education, and is a graduate of the Mandel School in Jerusalem.