Ada Rapoport-Albert

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Ada Rapoport-Albert

Ada Rapoport-Albert (Hebrew: עדה רפפורט-אלברט; 26 October 1945 – 18 June 2020) was an Israeli-British scholar of Jewish mysticism and Hasidic women.[1][2][3] Rapoport-Albert also served as the president of the Jewish Historical Society of England.[1][4]

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Ada Rapoport-Albert was born in Tel Aviv[5] in 1945 to Zalman and Alma Rapoport. Her mother was a pianist from Bulgaria, who trained in Vienna. Her father was from Berdichev.[4] In the 1960s, Ropoport-Albert came to London to study for her dissertation on the Hasidic master, Rabbi Nachman of Breslov. Ropoport-Albert became an Associate Professor in Jewish History at University College London (UCL). In 2002, she became head of the department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at UCL. She also held visiting positions at other institutions. Ropoport-Albert retired in 2012 but continued her research until her death in 2020.[6][7] Rapoport-Albert died in London on 18 June 2020, aged 74.[5][8][9][10]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Professor Ada Rapoport-Albert". www.thejc.com. The Jewish Chronicle.
  2. "Tributes paid to Orthodox educator and expert on Chasidism, who dies aged 75". www.jewishnews.co.uk.
  3. "Ada Rapoport-Albert". jwa.org. Jewish Women's Archive.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Naftali Loewenthal. Professor Ada Rapoport-Albert (26 October 1945–18 June 2020). JHS. Vol. 52(1):291-294. DOI: 10.14324/111.444.jhs.2021v52.020
  5. 5.0 5.1 "פרופ' עדה רפפורט אלברט ז"ל | הארץ, מנוחה | 19.06.20". June 19, 2020.
  6. Wojciech Tworek (2020) Ada Rapoport-Albert: In Memoriam, East European Jewish Affairs, 50:1-2, 259-260, DOI: 10.1080/13501674.2020.1798170
  7. "Dr. Ada Rapoport-Albert". Torah In Motion.
  8. "Iris View Profile". iris.ucl.ac.uk (via web.archive.org). January 7, 2014. Archived from the original on January 7, 2014. Retrieved June 23, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  9. "Ada Rapoport Albert". www.ucl.ac.uk (via web.archive.org). January 13, 2012. Archived from the original on January 13, 2012. Retrieved June 23, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  10. "ים ומוסדות". jpress.org.il. Archived from the original on 2020-06-25. Retrieved 2022-01-28.