Professor Weiss Halivni Wins Israel Prize

A nice honor has been bestowed on a rabbi who helped found the UTJ in Teaneck.

‘Unconventional scholar’ receives Israel Prize
By Abigail Klein Leichman
...A prodigy from Ukraine who received ordination at 15, Halivni has been turning out a multi-volume commentary on the Talmud, "Mekorot u’Mesorot: Sources and Traditions," since the 1970s. His non-traditional approach to analyzing the voluminous exposition of the Oral Law is based on deconstructing its divergent parts and surmising where errors may have crept into the text over many centuries...

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