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Prof. Ezra Fleischer z"l

Today I found out that on Wednesday Prof. Ezra Fleischer z”l passed away. Fleischer z”l was one of the most important and influential scholars of Hebrew liturgy and religious poetry. He was probably the world’s expert on liturgy found in the Geniza, publishing numerous articles and books, including his seminal work Tefillah uMinhagei Tefillah Eretz-Yisraeli’im beTekufat haGenizah. He was born in Romania and was even imprisoned there for Zionist activities. Besides being a scholar of Jewish liturgy and poetry, Fleischer himself published a number of books of poetry over the years. יהי זכרו ברוך.

One Response to “Prof. Ezra Fleischer z"l”

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    Menachem Mendel:

    boruch dayan emes. If you first found out today I probably would not have known until the memorial volume came out.
    andy | 07.28.06 – 3:43 pm | #

    I saw Avigdor Shinan in the JTS library and he told me.
    Menachem Mendel | Homepage | 07.28.06 – 4:00 pm | #

    Baruch Dayan Ha’emet. There was an interesting article a while back in Commentary by Hillel Halkin where professor fleischer was described in a very personal way. He was an orthodox jew and a great scholar. He will be missed.

    His work was amazing!
    david g. | Homepage | 07.30.06 – 12:21 pm | #

    Should you happen to see Prof Shinan again, maybe you could ask him if there are plans to reprint his Shemot Rabbah; that is one of the “missing” items on my medrash bookshelf. For all I know he is working on (or finished) the rest of it and will put the whole thing out one day.
    andy | 07.31.06 – 7:22 pm | #

    Funny that you should ask. He told me that he is working on finishing his edition of Shemot Rabbah and republishing the first part. If I see him tomorrow I’ll try and get some time frame for the project from him.
    Menachem Mendel | Homepage | 07.31.06 – 8:26 pm | #

    Thank you; I’m glad I asked.
    andy | 08.01.06 – 6:37 pm | #

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