JFN Mourns the Loss of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

“The test of faith is whether I can make space for difference. Can I recognize God’s image in someone who is not in my image, whose language, faith, ideal are different from mine? If I cannot, then I have made God in my image instead of allowing him to remake me in his.” – Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

JFN mourns the untimely loss of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, a leader, a philosopher, a beacon of moral clarity, and wisdom in a perplexing era. He will be sorely missed.

Rabbi Sacks was Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991-2013. Along with his writing and speaking, he held academic positions at New York University, Yeshiva University, and King’s College London.

Learn more about him here.

We are honored that in 2015 Rabbi Sacks presented in our "Jewish Texts & Philanthropy" webinar series, in which he explored the responsibility that comes with receiving and then building a personal Jewish legacy.

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