Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks is one of Judaism's spiritual leaders, and he exercises a primary influence on the thought and philosophy of Jews and people of all faiths worldwide. He is an award-winning author whose latest bestselling book is "Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times."

Why you should listen

Since stepping down as Chief Rabbi of the UK and Commonwealth in 2013, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks has become an increasingly well-known speaker, respected moral voice and writer. He has authored more than 30 books, including Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence and Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times.

Granted a seat in the British House of Lords in 2009 and the winner of the 2016 Templeton Prize, Rabbi Lord Sacks is a key Jewish voice for universalism and an embrace of tolerance between religions and cultures. He rejects the "politics of anger" brought about by the way "we have acted as if markets can function without morals, international corporations without social responsibility and economic systems without regard to their effect on the people left stranded by the shifting tide." He also sees, as a key idea for faith in our times, that unity in heaven creates diversity on earth.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks’ TED talks

More news and ideas from Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Live from TED2017

One move ahead: The talks of Session 1 of TED2017

April 25, 2017

TED2017 begins with a manifesto: “We will not sleepwalk into a future of dread. Instead we will pursue: courage, deep human connection, imagination, thrilling possibility, understanding. The Future You is yet to be written. Let’s write it together.” In a comprehensive opening session — hosted by TED’s Head Curator, Chris Anderson, and streamed live to 800 […]

Continue reading