Eliezer Yehuda Waldenberg

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Eliezer Yehuda Waldenberg

Hebrew: Eliezer Yehuda אליעזר יהודה ואלדנברג
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Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Death: Died in Jerusalem, Israel
Place of Burial: Har HaMenuchot cemetery, Jerusalem
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Son of Yaakov Gedalya יעקב גדליה Waldenberg ואלדנברג and Rachel רחל Waldenberg ואלדנברג
Husband of Soshana Reizel Waldenberg
Father of Simcha Bunim Waldenberg and <private> Tzukerman צוקרמן (Waldenberg)

Occupation: Leading rabbi and a dayan on the Supreme Rabbinical Court in Jerusalem and was considered an eminent authority on medical halacha. He was the rabbi of the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.
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About Eliezer Yehuda Waldenberg

Eliezer Yehuda Waldenberg (December 10, 1915–November 21, 2006) was known as the Tzitz Eliezer after his monumental halachic treatise Tzitz Eliezer that covers a wide breadth of halacha, including Jewish medical ethics, as well as ritual halachic issues from Shabbat to kashrut. He was born in Jerusalem in 1915 and died there on November 21, 2006.

He was a leading rabbi and a dayan on the Supreme Rabbinical Court in Jerusalem and was considered an eminent authority on medical halacha. He was the rabbi of the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Though he wrote numerous books and articles in all fields of halacha, he was best known for his decisions on medical dilemmas such as fertility, abortion, organ transplantation, euthanasia, autopsies, smoking, cosmetic surgery, and medical experimentation. Some of his decisions on medical topics have proven controversial in the Haredi community.

His halachic opinions are valued by many rabbis across the religious spectrum. His major work Tzitz Eliezer, is an encyclopedic treatise on halachic questions, viewed as one of the great achievements of halachic scholarship of the 20th century.

In 1976, Rabbi Waldenberg was awarded the Israel Prize, for Rabbinical studies.

Rabbi Waldenberg died on 21 November 2006 at Shaarei Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, of which he had been the Rabbi. He was buried later on the 21st at Jerusalem's Har HaMenuchot cemetery.

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About Eliezer Yehuda אליעזר יהודה ואלדנברג (עברית)

ויקיפדיה: הרב אליעזר יהודה ולדנברג (ג' בטבת תרע"ו, 10 בדצמבר 1915 - ל' בחשון תשס"ז, 21 בנובמבר 2006), מחשובי הפוסקים במאה העשרים. נודע בעיקר בזכות תשובותיו בנושאי רפואה והלכה. זוכה פרס ישראל לספרות תורנית, ופרס הרב קוק

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Eliezer Yehuda Waldenberg's Timeline

1915
October 10, 1915
Jerusalem, Israel
1938
1938
Age 22
2006
November 21, 2006
Age 91
Jerusalem, Israel
November 21, 2006
Age 91
Jerusalem
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