Israel Prize in Talmud

Professor David Weiss Halivni received the Israel Prize in Talmud this week.  Haaretz has published a fascinating biography of the professor, describing his education in Czechoslovakia, his survival as a teenager in a Nazi labor camp, his immigration to the United States, career at JTS and his retirement and aliyah to Israel a few years ago.  Halivni pioneered the approach which differentiates between statements made by Talmudic sages and later editorial additions.

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