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Rabbi Sacks’ legacy on leadership is in safe hands

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‘Today the two most powerful movements in Jewish life are assimilation and segregation. Jews are either engaging with the world at the cost of disengaging from Judaism, or engaging with Judaism at the cost of disengaging from the world.’

Rabbi Sacks ztl wrote these words in 2013 at the end of his Chief Rabbinate.

Just two years later Mizrachi UK was reborn with its mission to transform British Jewry with a Judaism engaged with the world.

In 2015 there were no Modern Orthodox and Religious Zionist UK young couples in Israel studying for Semicha. Today there are eight couples in Israel with two couples, Rabbi Jack and Rivka Cohen and Rabbi Yossi and Chana Hambling already back in the UK, transforming communities in Hampstead and Birmingham. Hopefully next year another three couples will begin semicha in Yerushalayim.

In 2015 there were hardly any Religious Zionist Shlichim couples inspiring the community in schools, communities and........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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