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Rabbi Sacks on the passing of Rav Nachum Rabinovitch zt”l



Upon hearing of the passing of Rav Nachum Rabinovitch zt”l, Rabbi Sacks zt”l said:

“Rabbi Nachum Rabinovitch was one of the intellectual, moral, and spiritual giants of our time. A bold and formidable posek, author of one of the great commentaries to Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah, a former Professor of Mathematics at the University of Toronto, master of the entire range of Jewish and secular disciplines, he was above all a teacher, raising up many generations of Torah scholars and fighters for the State of Israel. He was my Rav, I was his disciple, and I count that one of the greatest blessings of my life.”

Rabbi Sacks also offered this longer reflection on the impact of Rav Rabinovitch:

Here are a couple (among many) of Rabbi Sacks’ Covenant & Conversation articles that were inspired by Rav Nachum Rabinovitch:

The Courage to Live with Uncertainty (Noach)

The Heroism of Tamar (Vayeshev)

My Teacher: In Memoriam (Matot – Masei)