Dr. John Loike, Rabbi Moshe D. Tendler’s student and longtime collaborator on over 25 papers in medical halakha, shares reminiscences about his special experiences with him that provide a glimpse into the late rabbi as a Torah scholar, scientist, and posek.
Rabbi Dr. Moshe Tendler zt”l spoke our language, that of the modern world, and in the process taught us how to speak his language, that of timeless Torah. Yona Reiss recalls the wisdom of the late and lamented remarkable regal rabbi.
Torah and Madda, and their encounter with each other, have been elemental parts of Jewish life for centuries, but R. Moshe Tendler’s unique “synthesis” of the two into a compound structure had simply not previously existed in the natural world, says Dr. Eddie Reichman in an initial assessment of the late rabbi and scientist. Rabbi Tendler’s complete mastery of both science and Torah at the highest levels, bound in a cohesive double helix through exceptional skills of oratory, wisdom, wit and humor, represented a patentable entity.