BBC apologizes to chief rabbi for question

LONDON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The BBC apologized to Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks after a presenter asked him Friday about the conflict in Gaza when he thought he was no longer on air.

Rabbi: Europe needs religion

LONDON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, head of the Jewish community in Britain, said Thursday that Europe needs a culture of tolerant religion to counter extremists.

Cardinal attacks British secularism

LONDON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The senior Roman Catholic churchman in Britain says intolerant secular liberals have made the country an unfriendly place for religious believers.

Brussels synagogue becomes European symbol

BRUSSELS, June 4 (UPI) -- The largest synagogue in Brussels is taking on a new role as the Great Synagogue of Europe.

Church of England riles chief rabbi

LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- London's chief rabbi has lashed out at the Church of England over its decision to review investments in Israel.

Anglicans vote on disinvestment

LONDON, June 25 (UPI) -- Israel's embassy in London reacted angrily to an Anglican Communion vote favoring disinvestment in companies involved in the occupation of the West Bank.

Queen's Birthday Honors handed out

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- A diverse group of Brits ranging from TV stars to police officers have been knighted, damed or otherwise celebrated on Queen Elizabeth's Birthday Honors List.

Prince Harry to apologize to chief rabbi

LONDON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince Harry has agreed to apologize personally to the chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth.

Commentary: The dignity of difference

In a groundbreaking lecture, Dr. Jonathan Sacks, chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth, proposed a new paradigm to forestall the clash of civilizations predicted by Harvard's political scientist Samuel Huntington.

Faith: Springtime for theology?

PHILADELPHIA, May 22 (UPI) -- Jonathan Sacks, chief rabbi of the British Commonwealth, has proposed a new paradigm to forestall a global clash of civilizations. His paradigm addressing the u
UWE SIEMON-NETTO, UPI Religion Correspondent

Jonathan Henry Sacks, Baron Sacks, Kt (born 8 March 1948, London) is the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth. His Hebrew name is Yaakov Zvi. As the spiritual head of the United Synagogue, the largest synagogue body in the UK, he is the Chief Rabbi of the mainstream British Orthodox synagogues, but not the religious authority for the Federation of Synagogues or the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations or the other movements, Masorti, Reform and Liberal Judaism.

He is married with three children. One of his daughters, Gila Sacks, is a former Special Adviser to Gordon Brown.

Sacks was educated at St Mary's Primary School and Christ's College Finchley, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge (MA), New College, Oxford, King's College London (PhD), Jews' College London and Etz Chaim Yeshiva (London).

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