A Rabbi’s Error by Patrick Henry Reardon

A Rabbi’s Error

Patrick Henry Reardon on Jonathan Sacks’s Mistake About Christians

In his more than twenty scholarly books, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has certainly demonstrated his credentials as a bright light in contemporary Judaism. I value him especially as a sensible and irenic spokesman for Jewish self-understanding.

In this respect, his most recent work, Future Tense: Jews, Judaism, and Israel in the Twenty-First Century, does not disappoint. (This is an intriguing title, by the way. In the expression “future tense,” which word is the noun and which the adjective? The book’s conten . . .