The ceremony also featured speeches also by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Lord Jacob Rothschild.
To mark Rabbi Sacks' shloshim, Bishop Robert Stearns offers a tribute to Sacks from a non-Jewish perspective.
The educational import of Rabbi Sacks’s open but religiously grounded social philosophy comes down to one simple truth: To know oneself.
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, the much respected former chief rabbi of the UK, died at the age of 72 earlier in November.
Sacks was possessed of a combination of qualities not often found together in one individual ‒ a towering intellect allied to deep human compassion and understanding.
Rabbi Sacks was a prince of God, a prince of dignity, a prince of kindness, a prince of eloquence, a prince of wisdom.
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, who passed away Saturday, was revered throughout the world as an innovative and inspiring thinker and an ambassador for faith and morality.
The rabbi’s soaring rhetoric ignited the desire of all who heard him to be religiously and communally engaged and captivated Jews of both little and great knowledge.
It truly lives up to its title, Judaism’s Life-Changing Ideas: A Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible.
Sacks turns the reading of such an inflammatory topic into a discussion one can honestly ponder upon.