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The third annual Sacks Conversation, marking the yahrzeit of Rabbi Sacks zt”l, took place last week at Carnegie Hall in New York.

The theme was “To Heal a Fractured World,” and the event included words from Gila Sacks, Rabbi Sacks’ youngest daughter, who drew wisdom from the words of her late father to give strength at this time.

We share part of her speech here, and the full event can be viewed at https://www.rabbisacks.org/sacks-conversation/
Covenant & Conversation: Chayei Sarah

This year's series is based on videos Rabbi Sacks zt"l recorded in 5771 (2010–2011). These timeless messages are accompanied by a new Family Edition, written by educator Sara Lamm, to inspire intergenerational learning.

🟣 View, read or listen to Rabbi Sacks on "Abraham: A Life of Faith" at https://www.rabbisacks.org/covenant-conversation/chayei-sarah/abraham-a-life-of-faith/

🟡 Explore the Family Edition at https://www.rabbisacks.org/covenant-conversation-family-edition/chayei-sarah/abraham-a-life-of-faith/

Both editions are available in ready-to-print PDFs and in multiple languages.

Tonight we commemorate the 85th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Rabbi Sacks said: "It was the most ominous sign of what was to come. But it had another dimension no less terrifying: 267 synagogues were burnt. Thousands of Torah scrolls, Judaism’s most sacred objects, were desecrated and thrown into the flames. Suddenly it became clear that the Nazis were intent not only on killing Jews. They sought to kill Judaism itself. They failed. The Jewish people, tiny, vulnerable, lacerated, having stood face to face with the angel of death, still survives, and prays, and gives thanks to God. Somehow, Judaism outlives every attempt to destroy it. Its symbol is not the fierce fire that burns synagogues and sacred scrolls and murdered lives. It is the fragile flame we, together with our children and grandchildren, light in our homes throughout the year and every week for Shabbat, singing God’s story, sustained by our hope. We will never forget those who died in the Holocaust, and we will never stop being who we are and living our faith with pride."

Shabbat Shalom,

The Rabbi Sacks Legacy


The Rabbi Sacks Legacy perpetuates the timeless and universal wisdom of Rabbi Sacks as a teacher of Torah, a moral voice, and a leader of leaders. To support our work, please visit www.rabbisacks.org/donate
Covenant & Conversation: Toldot

This year's series is based on videos Rabbi Sacks zt"l recorded in 5771 (2010–2011). These timeless messages are accompanied by a new Family Edition, written by educator Sara Lamm, to inspire intergenerational learning.

🟣 View, read or listen to Rabbi Sacks on "Why Did Isaac Love Esau?" at https://www.rabbisacks.org/covenant-conversation/toldot/isaac-love-esau/

🟡 Explore the Family Edition at https://www.rabbisacks.org/covenant-conversation-family-edition/toldot/yitzchak-love-eisav/

Both editions are available in ready-to-print PDFs and in multiple languages.

🔵 As hundreds of thousands converged on Washington DC this week for the March for Israel rally to show support for Israel and condemn antisemitism, we have made available some of the impactful speeches delivered by Rabbi Sacks at rallies for Israel over the years. Find them at https://www.rabbisacks.org/in-support-of-israel/

At the rally, Dr. Mijal Bitton, a Sacks Scholar, delivered a powerful speech calling on people to fight back against antisemitism everywhere. View her speech at https://youtu.be/EAXsxyDqBTM

Shabbat Shalom,

The Rabbi Sacks Legacy


The Rabbi Sacks Legacy perpetuates the timeless and universal wisdom of Rabbi Sacks as a teacher of Torah, a moral voice, and a leader of leaders. To support our work, please visit www.rabbisacks.org/donate
Apologies - incorrect audio file was sent out yesterday. Here's the correct audio for Toldot. Shabbat shalom.
“We thank before we think.” – Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks zt”l

As our friends in America mark Thanksgiving, we extend our appreciation to everyone around the world who contributes to The Rabbi Sacks Legacy – whether by reading Rabbi Sacks’ writings, watching his videos, participating in our initiatives, or generously supporting us to ensure his legacy lives on.

In these challenging times for Israel and the Jewish people, we can be thankful that we are united in our determination to heal our fractured world, and we express gratitude to the brave soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces, standing firm in the face of adversity.

To support our work in perpetuating the timeless and universal wisdom of Rabbi Sacks as a teacher of Torah, a moral voice, and a leader of leaders, please visit www.rabbisacks.org/donate
Covenant & Conversation: Vayetse

This year's series is based on videos Rabbi Sacks zt"l recorded in 5771 (2010–2011). These timeless messages are accompanied by a new Family Edition, written by educator Sara Lamm, to inspire intergenerational learning.

🟣 View, read or listen to Rabbi Sacks on "The Character of Jacob" at https://www.rabbisacks.org/covenant-conversation/vayetse/the-character-of-jacob/

🟡 Explore the Family Edition at https://www.rabbisacks.org/covenant-conversation-family-edition/vayetse/the-character-of-yaakov/

Both editions are available in ready-to-print PDFs and in multiple languages.

"The hate that begins with Jews never ends with Jews." Browse a selection of Rabbi Sacks’ articles, broadcasts and videos addressing antisemitism, which can serve as valuable tools in combatting the world’s oldest hatred. Find them at https://www.rabbisacks.org/antisemitism/

Shabbat Shalom,

The Rabbi Sacks Legacy
“The greatest gift is to be able to give.” – Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks zt”l

Now, more than ever, the absence of Rabbi Sacks’ voice of hope and moral clarity is deeply felt.

This Giving Tuesday, join us in keeping his voice heard and his legacy alive.

Committed to perpetuating Rabbi Sacks’ timeless and universal wisdom, The Rabbi Sacks Legacy now takes on an even greater purpose, providing you with comfort and inspiration.

We hope you have benefited from our ongoing work, and we ask you to help us continue to make it possible. You can donate easily and securely at https://www.rabbisacks.org/donate/
Covenant & Conversation: Yitro

This year's series is based on videos Rabbi Sacks zt"l recorded in 5771 (2010–2011). These timeless messages are accompanied by a new Family Edition, written by educator Sara Lamm, to inspire intergenerational learning.

🟣 View, read or listen to Rabbi Sacks on "Deed and Creed" at https://rabbisacks.org/covenant-conversation/yitro/deed-and-creed/

🟡 Explore the Family Edition at https://rabbisacks.org/covenant-conversation-family-edition/yitro/deed-and-creed/

Both editions are available in ready-to-print PDFs and in multiple languages.

Shabbat Shalom,

The Rabbi Sacks Legacy

To support our work in perpetuating the timeless and universal wisdom of Rabbi Sacks as a teacher of Torah, a moral voice, and a leader of leaders, please visit www.rabbisacks.org/donate