Monday, January 21, 2013

Sad News: Victor Avigdor Hurowitz


From Jack Sasson at the Agade list:
Dispatches from Israel are conveying the incredibly sad news that Victor Avigdor Hurowitz died today, after a series of complications arising from struggles with a long term illness.

He was just too young and did not live to receive a Festschrift currently being prepared in his honor. His website is at
As yet, I have not information about funeral arrangements.
May his memory be for a blessing.

UPDATE: Again, from Jack Sasson:
From Mayer Gruber []:

Funeral services for Victor Avigdor Hurowitz will take place today at
4:00 PM at Beit Ha-'Almin He-Hadash, Be-Derech Le-Hatzerim.

Shivah will be at his home, Mish'ol Ha-'Aqrabim 33, Shechunah Heh, Beer Sheva

Ann's cellular phone number for his wife Ann is [redacted, but if you really need it, drop me a note - JRD]

May his memory be for a blessing.
UPDATE: Once more from Jack. He reports that it was to have been officially launched yesterday:
Mikra leyisrael - A Scientific Commentary on the Bible

Series Mikra LeIsrael - Scientific Commentary on the Bible
By Avigdor Hurvitz Edited By Shmuel Ahituv
Publisher: The Hebrew University Magnes Press Ltd.