Covenant & Continuity: The Book of Genesis

October 19, 2022
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The free course offered by The London School of Jewish Studies, in partnership with The Rabbi Sacks Legacy, on the Torah of Rabbi Sacks continues with a weekly study into the book of Genesis, and commences today with a shiur by Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum.

Each Wednesday at 7pm (UK time), join guest presenters from around the world as we discover new insights into the famous stories of our forefathers and mothers. This online series sets out to explore and develop Rabbi Sacks' thought on the weekly Torah portion.

Lecturers of the highest quality, both local and international, are scheduled to deliver shiurim which will develop Rabbi Sacks' ideas on each parsha in Sefer Bereishit, and they will distill key ideas in his approach to Chumash.

This course, offered by the London School of Jewish Studies, is open to all, available online, worldwide, and free of charge. It has been titled 'Covenant & Continuity', a clear nod to the original, world-famous 'Covenant & Conversation' parsha series developed by Rabbi Sacks.

A full list of the keynote speakers delivering weekly sessions through LSJS is included below, and each speaker will offer personal interpretations of Rabbi Sacks' weekly shiur, while staying true to the integrity of his original words.

The course has been generously sponsored, and is therefore free to all participants. Sessions must be booked in advance for those who wish to attend. Once you complete your booking, you will receive a link to attend online. If you cannot attend the live session, look out for the recording of the session, typically sent out to all who have reserved spaces, within 24 hours of the shiur completing. Book online at, or call LSJS on 020 8203 6427


  • 19 October 2022 – Bereishit

Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum: From creation to Cain – Learning to live with guilt

  • 26 October 2022 – Noach

Rabbi Shai Finkelstein: Hope and disappointment

  • 2 November 2022 – Lech Lecha

Dr Tanya White: Avraham and the burning palace – The problem of evil

  • 9 November 2022 – Vayera

Gila Sacks: On protests and parenthood

  • 16 November 2022 – Chayei Sara

Rabbi Dr Daniel Rose: The art of legacy building

  • 23 November 2022 – Toldot

Rabbi Johnny Solomon: Unconditional love

  • 30 November 2022 – Vayetze

Rebbetzin Lauren Levin: Jacob's ladder – A blueprint for humanity

  • 7 December 2022 – Vayishlach

Rav Alex Israel: Shimon and Levi – Saviours or savages?

  • 14 December 2022 – Vayeshev

Dr Lindsay Simmonds: A holy people – Deception, violence and salvation

  • 21 December 22 – Mikketz

Rabbi Shaul Robinson: Jews, power and influence

  • 28 December 22 – Vayigash

Rabbi Dr Dov Lerner: Pharaoh's query and Jacob's pain

  • 4 January 2023 – Vayechi

Rabbi Pini Dunner: Brotherhood and sibling rivalry in the Book of Bereishit

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