European Jewish Congress remembers Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks as a towering figure of Judaism

(Sunday, November 8, 2020) – The European Jewish Congress (EJC) expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks ZTz”L and to Anglo Jewry on the passing of the former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth.

“Rabbi Sacks’ passing is a devastating blow for world Jewry as he was a towering figure of Judaism, who represented the Jewish People’s finest face to the outside world,” Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the EJC, said. “He resolutely defended Judaism, the Jewish People and the State of Israel while demonstrating a distinct commitment to compassion, truth and tolerance within Jewish thought and practice.”

“His teachings will live on through his countless sermons, numerous books and wise thoughts that will continue to illuminate Judaism for generations to come. May his family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.”

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