Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks offers a refreshing and insightful commentary to the Koren Haggada, with illuminating essays on the themes and motifs of the Festival of Freedom.
The traditional Haggada text appears on one side with beautiful translation to English and commentary by Rabbi Sacks on the facing page.
The Haggada is written for an English audience, and the Haggada features a collection of Rabbi Sacks’ essays that explore the foundational concepts of the Passover holiday and seder. Rabbi Sacks’ style is engaging, intelligent – at times daring in its innovation – and always inspiring.
- 170 pages – Essays on Passover
- 165 pages – Haggada
The Jonathan Sacks Haggada
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks was the preeminent scholar of our age. He authored dozens of books and was sought after for his sage wisdom by monarchs, presidents, and prime ministers.
As a biblical scholar, Rabbi Sacks published a new English translation and commentary for the Koren Sacks Siddur, the first new Orthodox siddur in a generation, and powerful commentaries for the Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, Pesach, Shavuot, and Sukkot Machzorim. His Covenant & Conversation commentaries on the weekly Torah portion are read in Jewish communities worldwide.
A renowned public speaker, Rabbi Sacks was often invited to deliver lectures and talks at prestigious academic institutions and venues worldwide. His 2017 TED Conference talk, viewed almost two million times, was listed by TED’s founder and curator Chris Anderson as one of the top ten talks.
Rabbi Sacks was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 2005 and made a Life Peer, taking his seat in the House of Lords in October 2009. Born in 1948 in London, he married Elaine in 1970. Together they raised three children.
Rabbi Sacks passed away on 7th November 2020, aged 72. He leaves behind a legacy as one of the greatest Jewish thinkers of the 21st century, one who bridged the religious and secular world through his remarkable and ground-breaking canon of work.