Obituary

Remembering Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks zt”l

November 11, 2020

The Orthodox Union joins the Jewish community and the world in mourning the loss of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, zt”l.

Rabbi Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom for 22 years, served as a profoundly eloquent teacher of Torah and spokesman for Torah values within the Jewish community and beyond. He was an intellectual giant whose unique blend of Torah scholarship, academic achievement, human sensitivity, and social awareness allowed him to speak to the issues of our times to the broadest of audiences, and he did so with courage, clarity and optimism. Rabbi Sacks was a beacon of Kiddush Hashem, whose thoughtful teachings improved the world and invariably brought honor to the Torah and the Jewish people.

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Explore some of Rabbi Sacks’s work and may the learning of his torah be l’illui nishmat HaRav Ya’akov Zvi ben David Arieh z”l:

Rabbi Sacks’s articles in Jewish Action

Rabbi Sacks’s articles on OU Torah

Rabbi Sacks delivered remarks at the at the Orthodox Union West Coast Convention in December 1997 – Kislev 5758

And explore some of these tributes to Rabbi Sacks zt”l:

Remembering Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks zt”l – Rabbi Alan Kimche

Dear Torah Tidbits Family – Rabbi Avi Berman

The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.