By COLlive reporter
Project Likkutei Sichos, the weekly learning initiative of the Rebbe‘s teachings on the Parsha, joined Jews around the world in extending heartfelt wishes to Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks for a full and speedy recovery.
The office of Rabbi Sacks, who served as Chief Rabbi of Britain from 1991 and 2013 and is an outstanding Jewish thinker, recently notified that he has been diagnosed with cancer and is currently undergoing treatment.
A religious leader, philosopher, award-winning author and respected moral voice, Rabbi Sacks authored “Torah Studies: A Parsha Anthology,” based on the sichos of the Rebbe who had a lasting influence on his life since encouraging him to become a leader in the Jewish community in his youth.
Project Likkutei Sichos credited Rabbi Sacks, 72, as the one “who spearheaded bringing Likkutei Sichos to the English speaking world” and recommended that the this week’s Sicha (Chelek Yud, Noach Beis) on Parshas Noach be learned with the translation of Rabbi Sacks in his book “Torah Studies.”
“Our sages have taught us (Eiruvin 54a) that Torah study is a means for healing,” they said. “In the merit of this Torah Study, together with everything being done in his merit, may he be blessed with a Refuah Shleima, and May he continue his holy work of spreading Torah and Yiddishkeit.”
They estimated that 10,000 Jews will be joining the learning this week thanks to over 170 classes and resources available at Projectlikkuteisichos.org/rabbisacks
The name to have in mind during prayers and learning is Yaakov Zvi ben Liba.