It was sad news to receive, coming out of Shabbos, that Rabbi Sacks had passed away. It is a loss for the world.
I was a latecomer to Rabbi Sacks’ – I was only introduced to his Torah a couple years ago, at most. But even though my knowledge of his greatness was relatively shallow, every time I would read something he had written I would think something along the lines of,
“Whoa. That is profoundly powerful and deeply true.”
He had an impressive breadth of knowledge about all subjects, secular and religious and the skill to make his highly educated words easily accessible for anyone to appreciate.
I imagine that his life is what it looks like to live fully to one’s potential.
There is no shortage of articles about his life and works being written now, and you should read those, because there’s no way I can do justice to capturing his greatness, but I did want to share some quotes and videos that I found moving.
May his memory be a blessing.
He’s also written a number of books, including Morality: Restoring the Common Good In Divided Times, To Heal A Fractured World, The Great Partnership: Science, Religion and The Search For Meaning, plus a whole series on the weekly Torah Portion.
I’m sad that there won’t be any more of his Torah brought into the world, but I’m planning on reading and learning more from what this remarkable man did leave in the world.
I’d love for you to share your favorite quote or memory from Rabbi Sacks, if you have one.