Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has reacted to the sad news of the death of Rabbi Lord Sacks.
Marie said: “We are distraught at the news of the passing of Rabbi Lord Sacks zt”l. Rabbi Sacks was a giant of both the Jewish community and wider society. His astounding intellect and courageous moral voice were a blessing to all who encountered him in person, in writing or in broadcast. His outstanding tenure as Chief Rabbi led to a revolution in Jewish life and learning which has ensured his legacy will pass not just through his own beloved family, but through generations of our community’s young people too. Our hearts go out to his wife Elaine, his children Joshua, Dina and Gila, his brothers and the whole family. He will be much missed by us all.”