70 Days for 70 Years
A unique project of Holocaust remembrance and education
“I should like someone to remember that there once lived a person named David Berger.”
David in his last letter, Vilna 1941
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.”
Watch Rabbi Sacks’ speech from the 70 Days for 70 Years U.S. launch in New York.