Perspectives: Video project for Yom Hashoah.
Perspectives: Video project for Yom Hashoah.

Dear Friends,

As we mark Yom HaShoah this coming Monday night and Tuesday, the day in the Jewish calendar when we remember the victims of the Holocaust (the Shoah), I wanted to share with you an educational project I have worked on with the Holocaust Educational Trust.

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The project consists of nineteen short videos where I offer my perspectives on some of the biggest spiritual and ethical questions posed by the Holocaust: Where was God? Where was Humanity? How has the Holocaust impacted my own faith? Where do I find hope in the Holocaust? What is the place of the Holocaust in 21st-century Jewish identity? What is the relationship between the Holocaust and the establishment of the modern State of Israel? And many more.

Each set of videos is accompanied by guided questions to encourage further discussion, historical background, additional information, and transcripts.

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My hope is that not only will watching these videos encourage further discussion within your own families and with your children but, most importantly, that they can be used as a resource for formal and informal educators as they find ways of engaging their students in some of the toughest questions that arise from one of humanity's darkest moments.

All these resources have been made available for free on my website thanks to the generosity of Richard Harris, and I am very grateful to him for his long-standing friendship and support.

I am also very grateful to Karen Pollock MBE who interviewed me for this series, Ben Fuller and the rest of the team at the Holocaust Educational Trust for their work on this project.

Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, interviews Rabbi Sacks for the video series.

To mark the launch of this project, I will be having an online discussion with Karen which will be broadcast at 7.40pm (UK) on Tuesday 21st April on as part of an online day of remembrance, education and inspiration.

So, as we mark Yom HaShoah and remember the six million Jewish men, women and children who perished in the Holocaust, let us recommit ourselves to continue to keep their memory alive by being proud to be Jews and of our Judaism, and to fight antisemitism and all hate wherever and whenever it appears.

With blessings and best wishes,

Click here to explore my new online series of Holocaust videos...