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  • Faith: Judaism
  • Profession: Religious leader and philosopher
  • Lived: March 4, 1948- Present (Modern Era)
  • Nationality: British
  • Known for: Jonathan Sacks is known for being the Emeritus Chief Rabbi
  • Fun Fact: Sacks was knighted by the Queen of England in 2005.
  • Fun Fact: He was made an Honorary Freeman of the London Borough of Barnet.
  • Fun Fact: 
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks is a British Orthodox Rabbi and philosopher from Lambeth, London. He received a first class honors degree in Philosophy from Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge and a Ph.D. from the University of London. He received is rabbinic ordination from Jews’ College and Etz Chaim Yeshiva in London. In 1978, Sacks became the Rabbi for Golders Green synagogue in London. Sacks later became the Principal of Jews’ College and served as the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991 until 2013. Rabbi Sacks has held numerous professorships at several institutions including Yeshiva University, New York University and King’s College London. He has been awarded 18 honorary doctorate degrees including a Doctor of Divinity. Over the years, Sacks has also been awarded several international awards including the Jerusalem Prize for his contribution to diaspora Jewish life. The world renowned Rabbi has authored over 30 books, his most recent being “Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence,” which was awarded a 2015 National Jewish Book Award in America. Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has easily become a sought-after contributor to radio, television and the press all over the world.

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