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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Articles by Rabbi Dr. Reuven Hammer". My Jewish Learning. Retrieved 11 April 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Hammer, Reuven (15 May 2009). "The Pope and I". Haaretz. Retrieved 11 April 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. Masorti pioneer and ex New London Synagogue rabbi, Reuven Hammer, dies at 86