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Rabbi Sacks:
The Dignity of Difference

Shaken by the implications of 9/11, and standing in its immediate shadow, Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks wrote The Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations in 2002. As Rabbi Sacks writes in the first chapter, “This is a book about globalization, the challenges it raises, the good it brings, the suffering it causes, the resistances and resentments it generates. There have been many books written about the emerging global landscape, but all too few about the moral and spiritual issues involved. Yet these are among the most important we must face if we are to enhance human dignity, improve the chances of peace and avoid Samuel Huntington’s prediction of a clash of civilizations.” Six months after his passing, we will study this groundbreaking book and its place in Rabbi Sacks’ legacy.