SAJBD mourns the loss of former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

The SAJBD joins the global Jewish community in mourning the sudden passing of former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks , z"tl. Combining formidable intellectual gifts with exceptional abilities as a writer and communicator, Rabbi Sacks devoted himself to bringing the moral, ethical vision of Judaism not just to his fellow Jews but humanity at large. At a time when resurgent religious extremism is causing increased division and conflict in many parts of the world, he tirelessly conveyed the message that the diverse religious traditions of humankind should be a unifying force through which people of all backgrounds can confront the challenges of our times in a true spirit of compassion, humility and mutual respect. He was a great ambassador for the Jewish faith and the Jewish people. While his untimely passing is a painful loss, we will continue to learn and be enriched by the magnificent legacy he leaves behind him.

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