Nexus Library

Hope and Tragedy

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Nexus Library, volume VI, bilingual hardcover edition

Halévy’s great opera La Juive poses the question: in every art, tragedy has an end. Is the same true in life? Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks tries to find an answer in the Jewish experience of Europe during his keynote lecture at the Nexus Conference 2009.

I don’t believe liberal democracy can be defended against absolutist faiths on the basis of moral relativism.


United Kingdom, 1948 - 2020

Jonathan Sacks

Chief Rabbi