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Passing of Rabbi David Feldman

Rabbi David Feldman z”l, who was the rabbi of the Teaneck Jewish Center for many years has passed away. Rabbi Feldman was an authority on medical ethics and Jewish law, and was the author of the influential book Birth Control in Jewish Law: Marital Relations, Contraception, and Abortion As Set Forth in the Classic Texts […]

Prof. Angel Sáenz-Badillos

Prof. Angel Sáenz-Badilloshe, the important scholar of Hebrew and author of A History of the Hebrew Language, has passed away. The following is from H-Judaic: H-Judaic is greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Prof. Angel Sáenz-Badillos (1940-2013), Director of the Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University and Professor of Hebrew at Departmento de […]

Rabbi Ephraim Greenblatt z”l

Rabbi Ephraim Greenblatt z”l, a תלמיד מובהק of Rabbi Moshe Feinstein and long-time rabbi and rosh yeshiva in Memphis, Tennessee, passed away in Jerusalem a few days ago. Matzav has an obit of Rabbi Greenblatt that includes both biographical and bibliographical information. Rabbi Greenblatt is probably most well-known for his multi-volume collection of responsa Rivevot […]

Arik Einstein z”l

There have been many good pieces written about Arik Einstein in the past day. A few that I liked are here, here, here, and here. Below are a few videos that I would recommend to get a taste of who he was. Here is video from the wedding of his ultra-Orthodox daughter to the son […]

Prof. Zvi Arieh Steinfeld z”l

Prof. Zvi Arieh Steinfeld passed away last week in Jerusalem. At the Talmud Blog Shai Secunda has some words about Prof. Steinfeld and his contribution to the study of Talmud. While I never studied with Prof. Steinfeld, I did get to know him during the time that he spent at JTS after his retirement from […]

Author of Shemirat Shabbat Kehilkhatah Passed Away

Rabbi Yehoshua Neuwirth z”l, the author of the well-known book on the laws of Shabbat, Shemirat Shabbat Ke-Hilkhatah, has passed away in Jerusalem. His book has been one of the most influential halakhic works published in the past few decades and I am lucky enough to have all three editions, enabling me to see what […]

Geza Vermes RIP

The important scholar of Ancient Judaism, Christianity, and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Geza Vermes (1924-2013) has passed away. Besides his important scholarly output, Vermes has an incredible personal story. He was born to Jewish parents in Hungary, and when he was seven years-old he and his parents converted to Catholocism. His parents were then killed […]

Rabbi David Hartman z”l

Rabbi David Hartman z”l, the founder of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem has passed away in Jerusalem. The influence of Rabbi Hartman on Judaism in both America and Israel has been vast. Whether it was through his scholarship, the institutions that he founded, his students, or he as an individual, Rabbi Hartman’s influence can […]

Prof. Menachem Elon z”l

Prof. Menachem Elon, one of the most influential and important scholars of the modern study of Jewish law has passed away. Elon was a former Deputy Chief Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court and the author of many works of scholarship, most notably Ha-Mishpat ha-Ivri, which was published in English as Jewish Law: History, Sources, […]

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