The legacy and teachings of Rabbi Lord Sacks will be honoured with a new book featuring anecdotes and pictures from former colleagues – as-well-as his own teachings.
Rabbi Sacks And The Community We Built Together will include over 250 pages of Torah, recollections, photographs and stories about the former Chief Rabbi’s illustrious career.
Among contributors are those he worked with during his time as Chief Rabbi, a position he held from 1991-2013.
He passed away in November 2020, with tributes pouring in from across the community and around the world, including from the Royal Family, former prime ministers and other faith leaders.
His wife, Lady Elaine Sacks said: “So many friends and colleagues have opened their hearts and joined in making this a very special tribute.”
The United Synagogue’s Rabbi Michael Laitner said: “Ahead of Rabbi Sacks’ yarzheit [anniversary of death], the United Synagogue wanted to honour his memory, bring some comfort to his family and all those mourning him and to share some of the most important lessons of his Chief Rabbinate for today’s and future generations.
“We hope readers enjoy learning from some of the people who knew Rabbi Sacks best and who learned so much from him. We thank our contributors and sponsors and all those who brought this book to fruition.”
A copy of the book, released in September, will be sent to every United Synagogue member for free, while those wishing to purchase it can do so on the US website.
Purchase it here: www.theus.org.uk/RabbiSacksBook.
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