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Retired British chief rabbi Jonathan Sacks to teach at NYU, YU

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The newly retired British chief rabbi Lord Jonathan Saks will teach as a professor at two American universities.

Sacks will spend three months a year teaching in New York, the London-based Jewish Chronicle reported.

Sacks has been appointed the Kressel and Efrat Family University Professor of Jewish Thought at Yeshiva University and Ingeborg and Ira Rennert Global Distinguished Professor of Judaic Thought at New York University.

Sacks retired last month after 22 years in the chief rabbi position; he was succeeded by Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis.

The rabbi also has established the Covenant & Conversation Trust, to support his educational work in Britain and overseas, according to the Jewish Chronicle.
 

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