Feinstein, Moshe

Feinstein, Moshe

(1895–1986) rabbi; born in Uzda, Russia. He studied and was ordained in Russia, and came to the U.S.A. in 1937. He was dean of Mesifta Tifereth Jerusalem in New York (1938–86), which became a leading yeshiva under his guidance. He was president of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the U.S.A. and Canada from 1968–86. He published many books on Jewish jurisprudence and Talmudic analysis.
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