Passing of Prof. Bernard (Dov) Spolsky

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H-Judaic is saddened to learn of the passing of Bernard (Dov) Spolsky (1932-2022) emeritus professor of linguistics at Bar Ilan University, and one of the world experts in the field of socio-linguistics.  Prof. Spolsky authored and edited two dozen books and some 250 articles and chapters.  He is best known in Jewish Studies for his:  THE LANGUAGES OF THE JEWS: A SOCIOLINGUISTIC HISTORY (2014).  For a complete list of his publications, see

We extend deepest condolences to his family.  Many thanks to Prof. Sarah Bunin Benor for passing this sad news along.

Jonathan D. Sarna

Chair, H-Judaic

Categories: Obituary
Keywords: Necrology