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Letters to the Next Generation 2: Reflections on Jewish Life [Kindle Edition]

Sacks Jonathan
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Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks writes a new series of Letters to the Next Generation. Originally written for Yom Kippur 5772 as letters to two students, each letter is a reflection on Jewish life and contains wisdom and guidance all year round.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 976 KB
  • Publisher: Office of the Chief Rabbi (19 Sept. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005O89TGO
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

A global religious leader, philosopher, author and moral voice for our time, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks is currently the Ingeborg and Ira Rennert Global Distinguished Professor of Judaic Thought at New York University and the Kressel and Ephrat Family University Professor of Jewish Thought at Yeshiva University. He has also been appointed as Professor of Law, Ethics and the Bible at King's College London. Previously, Rabbi Sacks served as Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth between September 1991 and September 2013, only the sixth incumbent since the role was formalized in 1845.

Described by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales as "a light unto this nation" and by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair as "an intellectual giant", Rabbi Sacks is a frequent contributor to radio, television and the press both in Britain and around the world. A visiting professor at several universities in Britain, the United States and Israel, Rabbi Sacks holds 16 honorary degrees, including a Doctor of Divinity conferred to mark his first ten years in office as Chief Rabbi, by the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey.

In recognition of his work, Rabbi Sacks has won several international awards, including the Jerusalem Prize in 1995 for his contribution to diaspora Jewish life and The Ladislaus Laszt Ecumenical and Social Concern Award from Ben Gurion University in Israel in 2011. Rabbi Sacks has also recently been named as The Becket Fund's 2014 Canterbury Medallist for his role in the defence of religious liberty in the public square. He was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 2005 and made a Life Peer, taking his seat in the House of Lords in October 2009.
The author of 25 books, Rabbi Sacks has published commentaries to the daily Jewish prayer book (siddur) and has completed commentaries to the Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Pesach festival prayer books (machzorim) to date. His most recent secular book - The Great Partnership: God, Science and the Search for Meaning - was published in July 2011. A number of his books have won literary awards, including the Grawemeyer Prize for Religion in 2004 for The Dignity of Difference, and a National Jewish Book Award in 2000 for A Letter in the Scroll. Covenant & Conversation: Genesis was also awarded a National Jewish Book Award in 2009, and the Koren Sacks Pesach Machzor won the Dorot Foundation National Jewish Book Award for Modern Jewish Thought and Experience for 2013. His Covenant & Conversation commentaries on the weekly Torah portion are read by thousands of people in Jewish communities around the world.

Born in 1948 in London, Rabbi Sacks attended Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, receiving honors in philosophy. He continued his studies at New College, Oxford, and King's College London, where he earned his doctorate in 1981. The same year he was ordained at Jews' College and at Yeshiva Etz Chaim, both in London. He served as the rabbi for Golders Green synagogue and Marble Arch synagogue in London. Before taking the post of chief rabbi, he also was Principal of Jews' College, the world's oldest rabbinical seminary. In 1970, Rabbi Sacks married his wife, Elaine, and they have three children, Joshua, Dina and Gila and several grandchildren.

Publications:

Tradition in an Untraditional Age (1990)

Persistence of Faith (1991)

Arguments for the Sake of Heaven (1991)

Crisis and Covenant (1992)

One People? (1993)

Will We Have Jewish Grandchildren? (1994)

Community of Faith (1995)

Faith in the Future (1998)

The Politics of Hope (1997)

Morals and Markets (1999)

Celebrating Life (2000)

Radical Then, Radical Now (2001)

The Dignity of Difference (2002)

The Chief Rabbi's Haggadah (2003)

From Optimism to Hope (2004)

To Heal a Fractured World (2005)

The Authorised Daily Prayer Book: new translation and commentary (2006)

The Home We Build Together (2007)

Future Tense (2009)

Covenant and Conversation; Exodus (2010)

The Koren Sacks Rosh Hashana Mahzor (2011)

The Great Partnership: God Science and the Search for Meaning (2011; 2012)

The Koren Sacks Yom Kippur Mahzor (2012)

The Koren Sacks Pesach Mahzor (2013)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A true Feast. 19 Aug. 2013
By Vera
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Rabbi Sacks has a wonderful way of explaining deep truths that we all ponder over. I have recommended this book to many folk.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Words of wisdom 24 April 2013
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An excellent, thoughtful and inspiring work, perfect for dipping into from time to time from a leading Jewish philosopher whose prolific major works require deeper study.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 24 Nov. 2011
By N. W de K.,Amsterdam - Published on Amazon.com
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Like all of lord Sacks's essays, this is not only a good read, but his writing is clear, thoughtful and lucid as ever and makes good points of the joy of being a Jew.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book 7 Mar. 2014
By Jason Levi - Published on Amazon.com
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As usual Rabbi Sacks delightful style makes this book a must read to Jews of all ages. It answers the many questions young Jews may have and also reaffirms to the older generations what being Jewish is about.
5.0 out of 5 stars concise and to the point 2 Jan. 2014
By Yaniv - Published on Amazon.com
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Good summary of Judaism in today's world and the benefits of Jewish life. Answers key questions including reference to israel.
5.0 out of 5 stars Grateful student 25 July 2014
By Saul Martin Tanenbaum - Published on Amazon.com
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I have read all of Rabbi Sack's books and every one of them is a gem. I regard him as my teacher.
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