Not in God’s name

Noël Staples looks for answers in the new book by Jonathan Sacks

While former chief rabbi Jonathan Sacks does not give answers as to how the violence and atrocities being perpetrated by Islamic State might actually be stopped, he does suggest how they arise, how wrong are the reasons given by the perpetrators and how, when all their bloodletting is done, they will still have failed to address their real problems. Sacks naturally views the problem from a Jewish perspective and helpfully italicises important points. His anthropomorphic reference throughout to God as male may irritate.

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