Authors Posts by Benjamin Elton

Benjamin Elton

Benjamin Elton is the Chief Minister of The Great Synagogue in Sydney. Born in Manchester, England, Rabbi Elton earned an MA in History at Queens’ College, Cambridge and a PhD in Jewish History at Birkbeck, University of London. For seven years he worked in the Ministry of Justice in London and then studied for four years at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT) in New York and has semikha from there, and from London and Israel. He is the author of Britain’s Chief Rabbis and the Religious Character of Anglo-Jewry 1880-1970 (Manchester University Press, 2009) and other articles on Anglo-Jewish and Australian Jewish history.

Rabbi Sacks: From Anglo-Jewry to Chief Rabbi of the World

Drawing upon his expertise in Anglo-Jewish history, Benjamin Elton traces the intellectual journey and career of the late Rabbi Jonathan Sacks zt"l. As a brilliant young scholar, Rabbi Sacks rose to prominence through the British Chief Rabbinate, but he transcended that role to become a global phenomenon.