Here are tributes to 10 notable authors who died in 2020 …
Some were theologians, others were writers or other public figures who have shaped our work. They all will be missed!
(Rabbi / Author)
Jonathan Henry Sacks, (8 March 1948 – 7 November 2020) was a British Orthodox rabbi, philosopher, theologian, author, and politician.
He served as the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013. As the spiritual head of the United Synagogue, the largest synagogue body in the UK, he was the Chief Rabbi of those Orthodox synagogues (via Wikipedia)
“It is nearly impossible to overstate the importance of Rabbi Sacks,” says Laurie Zoloth, the Margaret E. Burton Professor of Religion and Ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School. “His books were a model of thoughtful, rational, deeply intellectual reflections on the importance, complexity and power of a life as a religious Jew, and in a broader sense, as a person of faith.”
- Excerpt from the NPR obituary for Rabbi Sacks
Reading for the Common Good
From ERB Editor Christopher Smith
"This book will inspire, motivate and challenge anyone who cares a whit about the written word, the world of ideas, the shape of our communities and the life of the church."
-Karen Swallow Prior
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