My Teacher, Rabbi Rabinovitch

Reflection on the loss of Rabbi Nachum Rabinovitch zt”l

 Upon hearing of the passing of Rabbi Nachum Rabinovitch zt"l in May 2020, 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 Rabbi Rabinovitch:

Here we highlight three of Rabbi Sacks' Covenant & Conversation essays that were inspired by Rabbi Nachum Rabinovitch: