Rabbi Sacks is deeply honoured to be the international president for the 70 Days for 70 Years project, a wonderful initiative of Holocaust remembrance and education led by The United Synagogue. Starting today, thousands of Jews across the globe will join together, reading one essay each day from the 70 Days Ziff Family Edition book in memory of someone who perished in the Holocaust. Each of these seventy thought-provoking questions, ideas, stories and articles have been written by world-renowned authors and scholars, including Rabbi Sacks. As Rabbi Sacks writes in his introduction: "Commemorating the 70 years that have passed with 70 days of study, linking individuals with Holocaust victims, and communities with communities that perished - this is the Jewish way of remembering. Few things could do more to give those who died a living memorial." To purchase a copy of the book or for more details on the 70 Days for 70 Years project, please visit www.70for70.com or follow @70days70years on Twitter.
Confronting Violence in the Name of God
At a time when there are many conflicts around the world which claim to be in the name of God, particularly (although not only), the Middle East, Rabbi Sacks reflects on how we might challenge this situation and confront this violence, and do so in the name of God. In this keynote address, jointly hosted by King’s College London and New York University London, Rabbi Sacks argues that religious violence requires a religious response. To watch a video of his address, please click here.