Daviz Simango was a founder and leader of MDM (Movimento Democratico de Mocambique) and mayor of Beira since 2003. He was ill with Covid-19, and had been moved to a hospital in South Africa where he passed away.
H-Judaic is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Baila Round Shargel (1933-2021). A graduate of Goucher College and the Jewish Theological Seminary, Dr.
H-Judaic is saddened to learn, belatedly, of the passing of Prof. Donald D. Leslie (1922-2020), pioneering scholar of the Chinese Jewish community, who also wrote about Islam in China and other aspects of China's relationship with world religions.
Rabbi Anson Laytner has favored us with this necrology:
With the world focused on COVID-19, the death last April of Prof. Donald Daniel Leslie, considered one of the foremost scholars of the Chinese Jews of Kaifeng, passed almost unnoticed.
With the world focused on COVID-19, the death last April of Prof. Donald Daniel Leslie, considered one of the foremost scholars of Islam in China and of the Chinese Jews, passed almost unnoticed.
H-Judaic is profoundly saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Prof. Rachel Feldhay Brenner (1946-2021), Harvey L. Temkin and Barbara Myers Temkin Professor in Hebrew Language and Literature and Elaine Marks Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prof. Brenner published widely in Israeli, Polish, Holocaust and Canadian Jewish literature. Her webpage includes the following description of her work: Rachel F.
H-Judaic is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Hershel Shanks (1930-2021), founder and longtime editor of Biblical Archeology Review and once described in The New York TImes as "probably the world's most influential amateur Biblical archaeologist." The Jewish Virtual Library provides the following brief biography:
PORTAL: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies has just published a series of reflections on the theme of 'Remembering Romit Dasgupta'.
H-Judaic is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Prof. Otto Dov Kulka (1933-2021), emeritus Sol Rosenbloom Chair of Jewish History at the Hebrew University, where he taught early modern history; Jewish thought in the 16th century; History of Antisemitism; Jewish history under the National-Socialist Rule; and Christian-Jewish relations from the 16th to the 20th century. A long and valuable article on Prof.
H-Judaic is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Herman Prins Salomon (1935-2021) Professor Emeritus in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures of the University at Albany. Born in the Netherlands, Salomon moved with his family to Canada in 1940. He returned to the Netherlands in 1945. His university education included studies in Romance Languages at the University of Amsterdam where he obtained his Candidaats Diploma and Doctoraal Diploma.
H-Judaic joins with people throughout the world in mourning the death, from covid-19, of Dr. Abraham J. Twerski (1930-2021), associate professor of psychiatry emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh; clinical director of the Department of Psychiatry at St.