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אירוע // כנס: רב, פרופסור, לורד - משנתו והשפעתו של יונתן זקס [בר אילן / רמת גן] 17-19.1.23

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Rabbi, Professor, Lord - A Conference in Honour of Jonathan Sacks

Rabbi, Professor, Lord

A Conference in Honour of

Jonathan Sacks


Tuesday 17 January


The Marcus and Ann Rosenberg Music Building (1005), Concert Hall

Chair: Dr. Miriam Feldmann Kaye, Bar-Ilan University

President Yitzhak Herzog (video)

Prof. Arie Zaban, President of Bar-Ilan University

Mr. Eliot Sacks

Prof. Hanoch Ben-Pazi, Bar-Ilan University

Jonathan Sacks: Rabbi, Professor, Lord

Prof. Dov Schwartz, Bar-Ilan University

Rabbi Sacks and Religious Zionism (Hebrew)

Prof. Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Arizona State University

Rabbi Sacks: A Post-Secular Public Theologian

Prof. Jonathan Rynhold, Bar-Ilan University

Jonathan Sacks: The Rabbi as Public Intellectual


(invitation only)


‘Biss Biss’, Building 1004

Sponsored by British Friends of Bar-Ilan University 


Wednesday 18 January

Beit HaRav Jakobovits Building (1002), Lecture Theatre 01

Part 1: Jewish Philosophy

  1. 09.00-10.30 Rabbi Sacks as a Jewish Philosopher

Chair: Prof. Yehuda Halper

Prof. Hanoch Ben-Pazi, Bar-Ilan University

Rethinking Judaism: The Ethical Challenge of Jonathan Sacks

Dr. Miri Freud-Kandel, University of Oxford

Jonathan Sacks, the British Chief Rabbinate and the Challenges of Religious leadership

Prof. Lawrence Kaplan, McGill University

Rabbi Sacks on R. Soloveitchik’s Religious Philosophy

Dr. Tzachi Cohen, Ono Academic College

Difficult Texts – Value Confrontation and Creative Hermeneutics in the Teachings of

Rabbi Sacks and Patterned Listening in H. N. Bialik's Thought (Hebrew)

  1. 10.45-12.00 Philosophical Dialogue with Rabbi Sacks

Chair: Prof. Tamar Ross

Prof. Daniel Rynhold, Yeshiva University

Theories of the Self: Philosophy & Pragmatism in the Thought of Jonathan Sacks

Dr. Miriam Feldmann Kaye, Bar-Ilan University

The “Great Eclipse": Enlightenment Philosophy in Rabbi Sacks' Early Writings

Dr. Tamra Wright, Yeshiva University

“There is a Moral Obligation to be Clear”:

Continental and Analytical Philosophy in the Thought of Rabbi Sacks

  1. 13.00-14.30 ‘To Heal a Fractured World’ The Ethics of Responsibility:

Contemporary Challenges

Chair: Prof. Miriam Faust

Prof. Laurie Zoloth, University of Chicago

Rabbi Sacks and the Ethics of Sustainability

Prof. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, Bar-Ilan University

Rabbi Sacks' Torah: A Feminist Perspective

Prof. Samuel Lebens, University of Haifa

“Religion is Not a Private Language”: Rabbi Sacks on the Public Nature of Religion

Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn, Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding

Telos, Tragedy and Triumph: Jonathan Sacks on the Jewish Covenantal Mission

  1. 14.45-16.00 The Covenant: Modern Jewish Thought

Chair: Dr. Leore Sachs Shmueli

Prof. Alan Brill, Seton Hall University

The Dignity of Globalization

Dr. Tanya White, Matan Institute

The Place of Covenantal Theology in the Work of Rabbi Sacks

Prof. Joshua Berman, Bar-Ilan University

Forgiveness Studies in the Writing of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks:

A Case Study in His Use of Social Thought

Part 2: Inter-Faith Dialogue and Religious Conflict

  1. 16.15-17.30 Countering Religious Extremism

From ‘The Dignity of Difference’ to ‘Not in God’s Name’:

Chair: Dr. Ben Mollov, Bar-Ilan University

Prof. Barbara Meir, Tel Aviv University

Introducing Dignity to Difference:

The Notion of Otherness in Interreligious Philosophy

Prof. Ephraim Meir, Bar-Ilan University

Sibling Rivalries in the Monotheistic Family & Rabbi Sack's Interreligious Theology

Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein, Elijah Interfaith Institute

Was Rabbi Sacks Interested in Other Religions?


Thursday 19 January

Beit HaRav Jakobovits Building (1002), Lecture Theatre 01

Part 3: The Bible

  1. 09.00-10.30 Rabbi Sacks and Biblical Parshanut

Chair: Prof. Arieh Reich, Bar-Ilan University

Ms. Jessica Sacks, Koren Publishers, Jerusalem

Dignity of Diction: The Translation Work of Rabbi Sacks

Rabbi Dr. Reuven Leigh, Chabad, Cambridge University

Jonathan Sacks as a Biblical Exegete

Dr. Tova Ganzel, Bar-Ilan University

The Role of Exile in Rabbi Sacks's Sermons

Rabbi Dr. Michael Harris, London School of Jewish Studies

Violent Biblical Texts in the Thought of Rabbi Sacks

Part 4: Education and Leadership

  1. 10.45-12.00 ‘Tradition in an Untraditional Age’:

Orthodoxy and the Confrontation with Modernity

Chair: Dr. Amira Schiff

Rabbi Dr. Raphael Zarum, London School of Jewish Studies

Jonathan Sacks: Renaissance Rabbi and the Birth of Modern Orthodoxy

Rabbi Barry Kleinberg, University of Haifa

Does Rabbi Sacks’ Religious Pluralism Result in the Collapse of Orthodoxy?

Prof. Avinoam Rosenak, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Rabbi Sacks and the Limits of the Humanist – Orthodox Translation

  1. 12.15-13.30 Rabbi Sacks and Religious Leadership

Chair: Dr. Tzachi Hershkovitz

Prof. Zehavit Gross, Bar-Ilan University

The Educational Legacy of Rabbi J. Sacks

Ms. Yafit Clymer, Matan Institute & Beit Hillel

The Idea of Prayer in Rabbi Sacks’ Thought

Prof. Leslie Wagner, Former Vice-President of the United Synagogue (UK)

Rabbi Sacks: The Making of a Great Religious Leader



The Marcus and Ann Rosenberg Music Building (1005), Concert Hall

Part 5: Judaism and the Realm of Politics

  1. 14.30-16.00 ‘The Politics of Hope’: Judaism and Political Thought

Chair: Dr. Elisheva Rosman-Stollman, Bar-Ilan University

Prof. Nahshon Perez, Bar-Ilan University

Religious Communitarianism & Liberal Theory: Necessary, Compatible, Contradictory?

Dr. Benjamin Schvarcz, Bar-Ilan University

Israel, a Missing Dimension in Jonathan Sacks’ Political Theory

Prof. Moshe Hellinger, Bar-Ilan University

Rabbi Sacks as a Jewish Liberal Communitarian Thinker

Part 6: Rabbi Sacks as a Public Intellectual

Keynote Speaker


Chair: Prof. Jonathan Rynhold

Prof. Robert Putnam

Harvard University

How Two Voyages of Discovery in 1831 Are Astonishingly Relevant Today:

An Unexpected Encounter with Jonathan Sacks


Roundtable: שולחן עגול


Future Tense: Rabbi Sacks & Visions for Israel & the Jewish People in a Global Culture

בלשון עתיד: הרב זקס וחזון לישראל וליהדות בתרבות הגלובלית

Chair: Prof. Hanoch Ben-Pazi

Prof. Adam Ferziger, Bar-Ilan University (Hebrew)

Prof. Michal Govrin, The Hartman Institute (Hebrew)

Rabbi David Wolpe, Sinai Temple, Los Angeles (English)


Concluding Lecture


Chair: Prof. Amnon Albeck, Rector

Dr. Micha Goodman

Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem (Hebrew)

The Later Thought of Sacks as an Indictment Against Postmodernism


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