Rabbi Sacks’ archive to be digitised — Jewish Renaissance

Much of the work, notes and more once belonging to the renowned religious leader and philosopher has been acquired by Israel’s National Library

The personal archive of the late Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (1948-2020) was received this week by the National Library of Israel (NLI) in Jersusalem. Comprising around 50 boxes of material – including sermons, books, notes, correspondence and lectures – the library will catalogue the extensive collection and make it accessible to researchers.

“My dear husband expressed great enthusiasm for the new National Library of Israel,” said Lady Elaine Sacks, widow of the late rabbi. “It is fitting that his personal archive will be housed there, continuing his legacy of sharing knowledge and wisdom with the world.”

The NLI’s chairman, Sallai Meridor said: “We are honoured to be given responsibility for incorporating the writings and teachings of Rabbi Sacks z”l into the library of the State of Israel and the Jewish people. His legacy will serve as a source of inspiration [and], through digitisation, this important archive will be made available around the world for generations to come.”

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