Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

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Former British chief rabbi has new bully pulpit, URJ’s Hebrew curriculum goes digital, the state of the art of adult ed.

Staff Writer
01/15/2014

When he steps to the head of the class later this month at New York University and Yeshiva University, former British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks likely won’t be shying away from controversy. At NYU, where he’ll teach a graduate-level course on “Jewish Leadership in a Secular Age,” and at YU, where his undergraduate course will focus on Judaism and political theory, he says he’ll hit some touchy issues — his argument that American society is better aligned with Jewish principles than Israeli society, and the “inward” turn of traditional Jews.

Former British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Ephraim Mirivs To Become UK's Next Chief Rabbi

South-African born, he will succeed the long-serving Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, the tenth to hold the office.

12/18/2012
Staff Writer

Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis will succeed Rabbi Jonathan Sacks as the United Kingdom’s next chief rabbi, the Chief Rabbinate Trust announced the evening of Dec. 17 in a statement on the Chief Rabbi’s website.

THe UK chief rabbi does much interfaith dialogue. Here, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Pope Benedict XVI. Getty Images

Every-Day Once-A-Year-Jews

My annual custom on the last day of the High Holy Days is to daven at the Yom Kippur minyan of Chabad of Rego Park. Not a chasid, not a member of the Chabad-Lubavitch chasidic movement, I feel great spiritual authenticity in the atmosphere of intimacy, surrounded by a few hundred other worshippers, which Rabbi Eli Blokh creates.

His Yom Kippur services take place in the basement social hall of the Queens Jewish Center, a large Modern Orthodox synagogue around the corner from my apartment.

Rabbi Eli Blokh: "We are all Yom Kippur Jews."
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