Remembering Rav Henkin

Tradition Online | December 13, 2021

Today (9 Tevet) marks the first yahrzeit of R. Yehuda Herzl Henkin zt”l. Revisit content exploring his legacy published by TRADITION during this last year:

In the TRADITION Podcast, Rabbanit Chana Henkin spoke about the legacy of her late husband, exploring the influences that helped him develop into a unique posek and thinker.

In “Initial Thoughts on R. Henkin as Posek,” Yoetzet Halacha Laurie Novick began the work of assessing R. Henkin’s legacy as a posek, and his impact on the world of lived halakha — especially in the realm of taharat ha-mishpaha.

R. Yaakov Bieler reviewed R. Henkin’s new volume of biblical interpretation, Mahalakhim ba-Mikra, drawing our attention to the author’s careful use of the insights of modern scholarship and sensitivity to women’s roles in biblical narratives.

In 2019, Dr. Joel B. Wolowelsky reviewed Sefer Nishmat Ha-Bayit: Responsa on Pregnancy, Birth and Family Planning, compiled by Rabbi and Rabbanit Henkin from their decades-long work together at Nishmat. 

Read R. Henkin’s contributions to TRADITION.



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