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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, the Kressel and Ephrat Family University Professor of Jewish Thought at Yeshiva University, is a global religious leader, philosopher, inspirational speaker and moral voice for our time. The author of 25 books, he served as Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from September 1991 until September 2013. Described by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales as "a light unto this nation,” Rabbi Lord Sacks is a frequent contributor to radio, television and the press both in Britain and around the world, and the recipient of several international prizes, including the Jerusalem Prize, in recognition of his work. He holds 16 honorary degrees, and in addition to his work at Yeshiva University, he is also currently the Ingeborg and Ira Rennert Global Distinguished Professor of Judaic Thought at New York University. Knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 2005 and made a Life Peer, taking his seat in the House of Lords in October 2009, Rabbi Lord Sacks was born in 1948, educated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and pursued postgraduate studies at New College, Oxford, and King's College London. He has been married to Elaine since 1970 and together they have three children and several grandchildren.

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