Jonathan Sacks, Baron Sacks Biography: Quotes, Age, Cause Of Death, Net Worth, Books, Morality, Wife, Children, YouTube, Height, Wikipedia

Jonathan Sacks, Baron Sacks Biography: Quotes, Age, Cause Of Death, Net Worth, Books, Morality, Wife, Children, YouTube, Height, Wikipedia

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Biography

Jonathan Henry Sacks, Baron Sacks (born 8 March 1948 – 7 November 2020) was a notable English Orthodox rabbi, philosopher, theologian, author, and broadcaster better known as Jonathan Sacks, Baron Sacks

He served as the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013 and was a life peer in the House of Lords from 2009 until his death.

Jonathan Sacks, Baron Sacks was born into a Jewish family in London on 8 March 1948, the son of Ann (née Simons) and Bernard Sacks. He was educated at St Paul’s School, London, and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he gained a first-class honors degree in philosophy. He then studied further at New College, Oxford, and King’s College London, where he was awarded a Ph.D. in 1981.

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Full Name: Jonathan Henry Sacks, Baron Sacks
Stage Name: Jonathan Sacks, Baron Sacks
Born: 8 March 1948 (age 72 years old)
Place of Birth: London, United Kingdom
Nationality: English
Height: N/A
Parents: Louisa Frumkin, Louis David Sacks
Siblings: Brian Sacks, Alan Sacks, Eliot Sacks
Wife • Spouse: Elaine Taylor Sacks (m. 1970)
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Joshua Sacks, Gila Sacks, Dina Sacks
Occupation: Author • Rabbi
Net Worth: US$1.5 million

Early Life & Education

Jonathan Sacks, Baron Sacks was born in London’s Lambeth district on March 8, 1948. He was the son of English-born Louisa (née Frumkin; 1919–2010), a well-known Jewish wine trader, and Polish textile businessman Louis David Sacks (who passed away in 1996). 

He has three brothers named Brian Sacks, Alan Sacks, and Eliot Sacks, who later immigrated to Israel. He revealed that his father did not have “much Jewish education.”

Jonathan Sacks, Baron Sacks started his official education at Christ’s College in Finchley and St. Mary’s Primary School. At Gonville & Caius College in Cambridge, where he completed his higher education, he earned a first-class honors degree (MA) in philosophy. 

He visited New York City while still a Cambridge student. He met with rabbis Menachem Mendel Schneerson and Joseph B. Soloveitchik to discuss a range of philosophical, religious, and theological topics. “Rabbi Soloveitchik had challenged me to think; Rabbi Schneerson had challenged me to lead,” he revealed.

Chneerson persuaded Jonathan Sacks, Baron Sacks to become a rabbi and seek ordination. Jonathan Sacks, Baron Sacks pursued his postgraduate studies at King’s College London and New College, Oxford, eventually earning a Ph.D. from the University of London in 1982. He was ordained as a rabbi by the Etz Chaim Yeshiva in London and the London School of Jewish Studies.

Personal Life

Jonathan Sacks, Baron Sacks married Elaine Taylor Sacks in 1970, and they had three children: Joshua Sacks, Gila Sacks, and Dina Sacks

Jonathan Sacks, Baron Sacks was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2015, and he died on November 7th, 2020, at 72.

Career

From 1978 until 1982, Jonathan Sacks, Baron Sacks served as the rabbi of the London synagogue in Golders Green. He was appointed rabbi of the Western Marble Arch Synagogue in Central London in 1983 and served in that capacity until 1990. 

He also held the position of Principal of Jews’ College, the United Synagogue’s rabbinical institution, between 1984 and 1990. On September 1, 1991, Jonathan Sacks, Baron Sacks was ordained to the office of Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, a position he maintained until September 1, 2013.

In the 2005 Birthday Honours, Jonathan Sacks, Baron Sacks was named a Knight Bachelor “for contributions to the Community and Inter-Faith Relations.” In September 2006, the London Borough of Barnet declared him an Honorary Freeman. 

Jonathan Sacks, Baron Sacks were recommended for a life peerage with a seat in the House of Lords, the House of Lords Appointments Commission declared on July 13, 2009. As a crossbencher, he adopted the title “Baron Sacks of Aldgate in the City of London.” 

Jonathan Sacks, Baron Sacks held 16 honorary degrees, including a doctorate of divinity that was awarded to him in September 2001 by the then-Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, to commemorate his first ten years in office as Chief Rabbi. 

Jonathan Sacks, Baron Sacks also served as a visiting professor at numerous universities in Britain, the United States, and Israel. For his contributions to Jewish life in the diaspora, he received the Jerusalem Prize in 1995. In 2011, Ben Gurion University in Israel presented him with the Ladislaus Laszt Ecumenical and Social Concern Award.

Net Worth

Before leaving this world, Jonathan Sacks, Baron Sacks is said to have had a net worth of US$1.5 million, according to sources.



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