Reuven Hammer

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Reuven Hammer (1933 – 12 August 2019)[1] was an American-Israeli Conservative rabbi, scholar of Jewish liturgy, author and lecturer. He was born in Syracuse, New York. He was a founder of the "Masorti" (Conservative) movement in Israel. He was president of the International Rabbinical Assembly. For many years, he was head of the Masorti Beth Din in Israel.[2] He was a regular columnist for The Jerusalem Post's "Tradition Today" column.[3]

Hammer died of brain cancer on 12 August 2019 in Jerusalem at the age of 86.[4]

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  1. Rushkoff, Donald (12 November 2002). "FORWARD 50: Growing Clarity, Sharpening Debate". rushkoff.com. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  2. "Articles by Rabbi Dr. Reuven Hammer". My Jewish Learning. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  3. Hammer, Reuven (15 May 2009). "The Pope and I". Haaretz. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  4. Masorti pioneer and ex New London Synagogue rabbi, Reuven Hammer, dies at 86