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Elieser Slomovic was a scholar of post-biblical and rabbinic literature and the Finkelstein Associate Professor of Rabbinics at the American Jewish University (formerly known as the University of Judaism). His published articles include "Toward an Understanding of the Formation of Historical Titles in the Book of Psalms" and "Toward an Understanding of the Exegesis of the Dead Sea Scrolls". Professor Slomovic passed away in 2005.


"In addition to being a scholarly work, this book is also a personal memoir. Known and little-known events fill its pages. . . . Essays, childhood memories from the ghetto and the camps, fascinating response problems both timeless and new, deeply moving meditations on faith and suffering, despair and hope, reflections and descriptions: they are all in this remarkable book, which can be described as a rewarding quest for both intellectual enrichment and nostalgic remembering. I recommend it to readers everywhere: it is a true gift. And a blessing too."--Elie Wiesel, University Professor, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Boston University
"He [Dr. Slomovic] knew that a proper history of Maramarosh Jewry from its conception was an almost impossible task. . . . He brought to it his knowledge of responsa literature and his erudition in the historical literature connected with Maramarosh. . . He is a cautious observer, working painstakingly to draw out the truth. You could almost feel his personality intruding into his research, soft, careful, and meticulous. One gets the feeling that he is treading on holy ground, never forgetting whom his is describing. Writing this history was not for him a secular activity, competing with studying Torah, but a holy endeavor that deserved religious attention. He embodied a rare combination of awe and thoroughness, distance and closeness, pain and satisfaction. This is a scholarly and a religious book combined."--David Halivni, Professor (emeritus) of Classical Jewish Civilization, Columbia University

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