Chief Rabbi of the British Commonwealth and a prolific writer, Sacks is one of the leading proponents of modern Orthodoxy. He is conversant with political and social theory, Jewish history and, of course, Jewish law. He writes that we live in challenging times which demand challenging solutions. The State of Israel and all open societies in a post 9/11 society must protect their citizens and delicately interact within a globalized society.
Originally published in the UK, Rabbi Sacks’ book argues forcefully for a type of détente with world political leaders and seems certain that sooner, rather than later, peace and the long-awaited messianic era will arrive. Rabbi Sacks is a strong proponent of tikkun olam, repairing a rather fragmented world. Notes and a comprehensive list of suggested books for further reading round out this fine book.