H-Judaic is deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Dr. Michael Schneider, Senior Lecturer, Department of Jewish Thought, Bar Ilan University, following a freak bicycle accident. Prof. Zeev Harvey, who passed along this sad news, reports that Schneider "was an amazing scholar in many languages. His Russian translation of The Guide of the Perplexed is said to be the best in any language." Articles by Dr. Schneider pertaining to Kabbalah are available on Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Vk8SYRMAAAAJ&hl=en
We extend deepest condolences to his family, colleagues and students.
Jonathan D. Sarna