In the 1950s, Jewish intellect Jacob Neusner studied Torah at Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem. It was a year that changed his entire outlook. He died on Saturday in New York at the age of 84.
A new biography of Jacob Neusner examines his ‘complicated, colorful, and unappreciated intellectual life’
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