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British Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks at the EP in the framework of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue, 19 November 2008@European Parliament / Pietro Naj-Oleari

Genesis Prize Foundation Honors Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Posthumously

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The Genesis Prize Foundation honored the late Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks with the Genesis Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday evening, Nov. 22. The award recognizes Lord Sacks for his extraordinary role in inspiring the next...
From left: Rabbi Dr. Stuart Halpern; Andrew Herenstein; Terri Herenstein; Dina Sacks; Lady Elaine Sacks; Joshua Sacks; Rabbi Ari Berman, president of Yeshiva University; Elliott Goldstein; Gila Sacks; Eve Sacks; Judith Sacks; and Alan Sacks, Oct. 11, 2021. Credit: Blake Ezra Photography.

Yeshiva University establishes Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Center for Values and Leadership 

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With the commemoration of the first yahrzeit of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, who served as chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Great Britain and the Commonwealth, Yeshiva University announced the creation of the Rabbi...
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. Photo by ©Blake-Ezra Photography Ltd. 2013.

Genesis Prize Foundation to honor life and legacy of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

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The Genesis Prize Foundation announced plans to honor the late prominent scholar, theologian, philosopher and former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom Lord Jonathan Sacks. In 2020, the foundation for the first time invited the...
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. Credit: Office of Rabbi Sacks (rabbisacks.org/about-us/).

A man who exemplified what it meant to be a Jewish leader

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You didn’t have to agree with everything Rabbi Jonathan Sacks said or wrote to understand the value of what he was trying to teach. The former chief rabbi of Great Britain who died of...
Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom Jonathan Sacks at a National Poverty Hearing in 2006 at Westminster, London. Now emeritus chief rabbi, he left the position in 2013 after holding it for more than 20 years. Source: cooperniall/Flickr.

Jewish groups mourn loss of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

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Jewish groups expressed their condolences over the passing of former U.K. Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, who died early Saturday morning at the age of 72 after recently being diagnosed with cancer. “Rabbi Sacks was a towering figure of...
Robert Kraft, winner of the 2019 Genesis Prize, at the award ceremony in Jerusalem on June 20, 2019. Photo by Flash90.

Dumbing down the ‘Jewish Nobel Prize’

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Did the Jewish people really need their own Nobel Prize? To the three wealthy Russian Jewish business “oligarchs” who endowed the Genesis Prize with $50 million in contributions, the answer was “yes.” The Genesis Prize...
Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom Jonathan Sacks at a National Poverty Hearing in 2006 at Westminster, London. Now emeritus chief rabbi, he left the position in 2013 after holding it for more than 20 years. Source: cooperniall/Flickr.

Former Chief Rabbi Sacks of United Kingdom is diagnosed with cancer

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Jonathan Sacks, the former chief rabbi of the United Kingdom from 1991 to 2013, has been diagnosed with cancer, announced a spokesperson on Thursday. “Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks has been recently diagnosed with cancer and...