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Dr Jonathan Sacks

Dr Jonathan Sacks

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First broadcast: Sun 21 Apr 1991

Chief Rabbi Elect

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]

Choices

Gustav Mahler

1.

Gustav Mahler

Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde (from Das Lied von der Erde)

Soloist: Jon Vickers Orchestra: The London Symphony Orchestra

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Naftali Herstik

2.

Naftali Herstik

Kol Nidrei

Choir: The Jerusalem Great Synagogue Choir

Ludwig van Beethoven

3.

Ludwig van Beethoven

String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131 - 1st movement

Orchestra: The Medici String Quartet

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Lubavitcher Chorus

4.

Castaway's favourite

Lubavitcher Chorus

Tzomoh L'Cho Nafshi

Johannes Brahms

5.

Johannes Brahms

Violin Concerto in D major

Soloist: David Oistrakh Orchestra: The Orchestre National De La Radiodiffusion

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Maurice Ravel

7.

Maurice Ravel

String Quartet in F major - 1st movement

Orchestra: The Chilingirian String Quartet

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Sholom Katz

8.

Sholom Katz

Lest We Forget

9.

Book

The Talmud by

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Luxury item

Large supply of pencils

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