Rabbi Jonathan Sacks on the Sacks Siddur

Rabbi Sir Dr. Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom and author of the brand-spankin’-new Koren Sacks Siddur and one of our favorite people, hits the nail on the head. Right in the beginning of this interview, he says, “Prayer is the cornerstone of Jewish life, and we have a problem with it in our time” — and then proceeds to school our entire generation. In brief: There is more Jewish learning going on than possibly ever before; Jewish kindness and charity has always been strong…but when it comes to praying, we’re slackers. He describes the work as a new translation and commentary, but more as a new way of getting engaged with prayer. But, like praying, you should stop listening to me and just jump in and watch it.

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