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Sunday, June 13 • 6:05pm - 7:00pm
The misunderstood Rabbi Sacks: his life and legacy

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We will explore the background, thought and religious policy positions of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, and consider where his theological and social perspectives have been widely misunderstood. An analysis of Rabbi Sacks’ theological influences, his writings and his rulings as Chief Rabbi of the Commonwealth will reveal that he was a much more traditional, conservative and cautious figure than is often appreciated. It will also help answer why this misunderstanding has taken place. This will have implications for Rabbi Sacks’ legacy and the part his ideas will play in the future of Orthodoxy.

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Benjamin Elton

Benjamin Elton is from Manchester and after Cambridge and London Universities spent seven years in the British Civil Service. He trained for the Rabbinate in New York and has been the Chief Minister of The Great Synagogue since 2015. He and his wife Hinda have two children, Lizzie... Read More →

Sunday June 13, 2021 6:05pm - 7:00pm AEST
Classroom 2
  Text tradition and philosophy