In Memoriam: Rabbi Jack Simcha Cohen

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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 jewishideas.org   In his memory, I invite you to study this article of his which is now posted as a Feature Article on our homepage at jewishideas.org      http://www.jewishideas.org/articles/pulpit-rabbinate-and-halakhic-diversity

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

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