Monday, July 30, 2018

Prof. Yaakov Elman (1943-2018)

SAD NEWS FROM H-JUDAIC: Obituary: Prof. Yaakov Elman.
H-Judaic is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Prof. Yaakov Elman (1943-2018), Herbert S. and Naomi Denenberg Chair in Talmudic Studies at Yeshiva University. Prof. Elman founded the field now known as Talmudo-Iranica, which seeks to understand the Babylonian Talmud in its Middle-Persian context.

A Festschrift for Professor Elman was published in 2012, noted here and here.

May his memory be for a blessing.

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