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New Torah course named after Rabbi Lord Sacks to be launched

London School of Jewish Studies, which the former chief rabbi once studied at, will run an initiative to 'celebrate and spread key ideas' behind the late great leader

Rabbi Lord Sacks
Rabbi Lord Sacks

The London School of Jewish Studies is to launch a new Torah course named after the former chief rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, who died last year.

The college, where Sacks once studied, said the course would “celebrate and spread key ideas in Rabbi Sacks’ thinking and influence, and be presented by a wide range of up-and-coming and well-established scholars, rabbis and thinkers”.

LSJS was formerly known as Jews’ College where Sacks once studied, and where he later became its principal and honorary president. Chief executive Joanne Greenaway said it was “so important for us to continue spreading his teachings”.

LSJS’s Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum said “responsibility, dignity, peoplehood, hope, community and faith took on more profound meanings” for Sacks.

“He reframed Judaism for the modern Jew and taught us how to be reinvigorated by our history and traditions. More than anything, he challenged us to discover new ideas in Torah and fresh expressions of Jewish life. That’s what this course is about.”

Jewish News is partnering LSJS’ new course.

READ MORE: OPINION – Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum: Rabbi Sacks taught us that education is a matter of life and death

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