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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, the former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, spent decades bringing spiritual insight to the public conversation through mass media, popular lectures, and more than 25 books.
IT WAS HIS CENTRAL MESSAGE of appreciation and respect of all faiths, with an emphasis that recognizing the values of each is the only path to effectively combat the global rise of violence and terrorism, which set him apart as one of the world’s most respected intellectuals and admired religious leaders.
You can’t delegate moral responsibility away. When you do, you raise expectations that cannot be met. And when, inevitably, they are not met, society becomes freighted with disappointment, anger, fear, resentment and blame.
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2016 Templeton Prize Ceremony Honoring Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. Central Hall Westminster, London, May 26, 2016.