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March 30, 2016 12:10 am

Jewish 100, 2015: Daniel Sperber – Academia

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Rabbi Daniel Sperber. Photo: Avigail Sperber / Wikimedia Commons

Rabbi Daniel Sperber. Photo: Avigail Sperber / Wikimedia Commons

Daniel Sperber

Professor at Bar-Ilan University

Rabbi Daniel Sperber has written extensively on applying Jewish law to the modern era, calling it “dynamic”: “When cultural circumstances change, one has to face up to these changes and accommodate them.”

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Sperber, an Israel Prize-winning Talmud professor at Bar-Ilan University has authored an eight-volume work on Jewish customs, among numerous other publications and is a pioneer of halachic discussions of women in Judaism.

Sperber explained his rationale for encouraging a greater role for women in Orthodox practice, saying, “if you can find a position of leniency, you should do so. So when things are permitted, they should be encouraged.”

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  • Adam Ferziger

    Correction: Professor Sperber has been a Professor at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan (not TAU) for over forty years. He was dean of the faculty of Jewish Studies, founder of the Bar-Ilan University Press, and today is president of Bar-Ilan’s Institute for Advanced Torah Studies.

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