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Dr Jonathan Sacks

Sue Lawley's castaway is chief rabbi elect 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

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 26 Apr 1991 09:05

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  • Gustav Mahler

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

    Soloist: Jon Vickers Orchestra: The London Symphony Orchestra

    • Mahler: Das Lied Von Der Erde/Norman/Vickers.
    • Philips.
  • Naftali Herstik

    Kol Nidrei

    Choir: The Jerusalem Great Synagogue Choir

    • The Cantorial Art Of Naftali Herstik.
    • Festival Of Jewish Culture.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

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

    Orchestra: The Medici String Quartet

    • Beethoven/String.
    • Nimbus Records.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Lubavitcher Chorus

      Tzomoh L'Cho Nafshi

      • Chabad Melodies/Songs Of The Lubavitcher.
      • Collectors Guild.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Violin Concerto in D major

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

    • Brahms: Violin Concerto/Oistrakh/Klemperer.
    • EMI.
  • Shlomo Carlebach

    Od Avinu Hay

    • Rabbi Shloma Carlebach Sings.
    • Galton.
  • Maurice Ravel

    String Quartet in F major - 1st movement

    Orchestra: The Chilingirian String Quartet

    • Chilingirian String Quartet.
    • EMI.
  • Sholom Katz

    Lest We Forget

    • Lest We Forget.
    • Westminister.
  • Book Choice

    • The Talmud

  • Luxury Choice

    • Large supply of pencils


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Dr Jonathan Sacks


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