In Memoriam: Rabbi Jack Simcha Cohen


From the Institute of Jewish Ideas and Ideals.

We record with sadness the passing earlier this week of Rabbi Jack Simcha Cohen. Rabbi Cohen was an energetic community leader, a prolific author, and a respected Talmid Hakham. Over the years, I had the opportunity of working with him on various projects, and I am grateful for our longstanding friendship. He was an engaging rabbi and teacher, a dynamic spokesman for Orthodox Judaism, an Ohev Yisrael of the first order.

Rabbi Cohen wrote a number of articles which appear on our Institute’s website   In his memory, I invite you to study this article of his which is now posted as a Feature Article on our homepage at

May his memory be a blessing and source of strength to his family, his community, to kellal yisrael.


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