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Dr Jonathan Sacks

Dr Jonathan Sacks

Chief Rabbi Elect Dr Jonathan Sacks is the castaway on Desert Island Discs this week. This avowedly 'unconventional' future leader of Britain's Jews was brought up in an Orthodox Jewish household but went to Church of England schools and wanted to be an accountant before deciding that his life's work lay in his faith. Rabbi Sacks reveals how he gained, and many years later lost, his beard as well as what he hopes to achieve in his new role.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Tzomoh Lecho Nafshi by The Lubarvitches Chorus
Book: The Talmud
Luxury: Large supply of pencils