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Interfaith Tribute to Jonathan Sacks

Tuesday November 24 2020

Jonathan Sacks in 2006. Picture: CooperNiall CC BY 2.0

An interfaith tribute to the former Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks, will be held by the Edinburgh Interfaith Association (EIFA) on Wednesday December 9 at 6pm.

Lord Sacks, who died on November 7 aged 72, was Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth for 22 years until 2013, and was appointed to the House of Lords in 2009. He was also a popular broadcaster, frequently contributing to BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day, and the author of more than 30 books.

When his death was announced, the Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, tweeted: “A prolific writer, a renowned scholar, a brilliant communicator, a wise and humble leader. Thankful for his life and prayers for his wife and family.”

The EIFA tribute will take the form of a 30-minute programme with tributes from local Rabbis, civic leaders and a special joint memorial candle lighting by members of the Interfaith Association.

It will be broadcast live on the association’s Facebook page,  


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