[b-hebrew] SAD NEWS: Nahum Sarna

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Fri Jun 24 03:22:30 EDT 2005

Sorry for the cross-listing, but some may not have seen this:

I regret to inform you that Professor Emeritus Nahum Sarna, former Chair
in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, passed away today.
Professor Nahum Sarna is the father of Jonathan Sarna, Professor of
American Jewish History

A funeral service will be held tomorrow, Friday, June 24, 2005 at 11:00
a.m. in the Silver Auditorium of the Sachar International Center.


Marty Wyngaarden Krauss
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs


Professor Nahum Sarna, the former Dora Golding Professor of Biblical
Studies at Brandeis University, was a native of London, England, as is his
wife, Helen, who has retired from the library of Hebrew College,
Brookline. He received his ordination at Jews' College, London, and his
Ph.D. from Dropsie College, now the Annenberg Institute at the University
of Pennsylvania, where he was recently appointed the first Fellow of the
Center for Jewish Studies. He was also a visiting professor at Yale
University. The editor of the Bible commentary of the Jewish Publication
Society of America, as well as the author of commentaries on Genesis and
Exodus, Professor Sarna recently published Songs of the Heart, a study of
the Psalms, which he regarded as his favorite biblical book. Prof. Sarna
and his wife resided in Boca Raton, Florida.

I have the following address for Jonathan Sarna

Yigal Levin

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