Guide to the Rabbi Shlomo Goren Responsum Collection

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Collection Overview

Creator: Goren, Shlomo
Title: Shlomo Goren responsum
Dates: 1981
Size: 1 folder
Abstract:Rabbi Shlomo Goren, former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel (1972-1983), wrote a number of halachic (Jewish legal) opinions on the subjects of war, science and technology. This collection consists of a responsum written by him on the question of a kohen (member of the priestly class) attending medical school.
Languages:Materials are in Hebrew.
Call No: 1984.002

About This Guide

Finding aid encoded December, 2008

Finding aid encoded in English.

Biographical Note

Rabbi Shlomo Goren served as the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel from 1972 to 1983. He rendered numerous halachic rulings (decisions pertaining to Jewish law) on a variety of subjects, including warfare, science and technology. He wrote a number of scholarly works on the Talmud, Bible, and Jewish ethics.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a photocopy of a twenty-paged typed responsum with manuscript corrections written by the Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Shlomo Goren, to Drs. Larry Wachsman and Joel B. Wolowesky on the question of a kohen (member of the priestly class) attending medical school.

Index Terms

This collection has been indexed under the following terms:

Chief Rabbinate -- Israel
Judaism -- Functionaries
Medicine -- Study and teaching
Israel -- Religious life and customs
Document Types:
Manuscripts, typed

Conditions Governing Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is available to researchers deemed to be qualified by the Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of materials in this collection. Please contact the Curator of Special Collections for information regarding Yeshiva University's reproduction policies and fees.