Rabbi Jonathan Sacks addressing the European Parliament in 2008.(European Parliament/Pietro Naj-Oleari; some rights reserved)

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, who stepped down as Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom in August, will teach at both Yeshiva University and New York University beginning in January 2014. The 65-year-old Sacks, who is the author of 25 books, will serve as the Kressel and Efrat University Professor of Jewish Thought at YU, and the Ingeborg and Ira Rennert Global Distinguished Professor of Judaic Thought at NYU.

Sacks is no stranger to either institution, having headlined multiple events at the Modern Orthodox YU, and delivered an October 2011 lecture on “Religion and the Moral Sense” at NYU, where he was introduced by his longtime friend, former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Since retiring, Sacks has embarked on an ambitious agenda, including a global lecture tour in which he most recently delivered an address on the future of Jewish-Christian relations.

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