Friday, September 01, 2006

TIKVA FRYMER-KENSKY has passed away, I am sorry to report. The following details have been posted by Jack Sasson on the Agade List:
This very sad news came from Jeffrey Tigay

I am sorry to inform you that Tikvah Frymer-Kensky, a much-cherished and admired friend and member of the Biblical Colloquium, passed away this afternoon after a long illness which she fought valiantly until the end.

Her funeral will take place Sunday, I presume at her husband's synagogue in Wilmette, Illinois. I know that all who knew her join in condolences to her husband Rabbi Allan Kensky and their children Meira and Eytan.


[This brief profile comes from

Professor of Hebrew Bible and the History of Judaism in the
Divinity School; also in the Law School and the Committees on the
Ancient Mediterranean World and Jewish Studies
M.A., Ph.D. (Yale University)

Tikva Frymer-Kensky’s areas of specialization include Assyriology
and Sumerology, biblical studies, Jewish studies, and women and
religion. Her most recent books are Reading the Women of the
Bible, which received a Koret Jewish Book Award in 2002 and a
National Jewish Book Award in 2003; In the Wake of the Goddesses:
Women, Culture and the Biblical Transformation of Pagan Myth; and
Motherprayer: The Pregnant Woman’s Spiritual Companion. She is
also the English translator of From Jerusalem to the Edge of
Heaven by Ari Elon (Alma Dee, original Hebrew). ]
May her memory be for a blessing.

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