Zalman Nechemia Goldberg
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Zalman Nechemia Goldberg


Zalman Nechemia Goldberg
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Goldberg in 2011
Born(1931-01-28)January 28, 1931
DiedAugust 20, 2020(2020-08-20) (aged 89)
DenominationOrthodox Judaism
PositionRosh yeshiva
PositionChief Justice
OrganisationJerusalem Rabbinical High Court

Zalman Nechemia Goldberg (Hebrew: ? ?‎; January 28, 1931 - August 20, 2020) was a rabbi, posek, and rosh yeshiva in Israel. The scion of a Lithuanian Jewish family, Goldberg was also a son-in-law of Shlomo Zalman Auerbach.[1]

Harav Goldberg was a halakhic authority and Chief Justice of the Rabbinical High Court in Jerusalem, where he made rulings on the issues of gittin, ketubot, artificial insemination, and the commandment of living in the Land of Israel. He co-authored the Jewish prenuptial agreement sponsored by the Rabbinical Council of America together with Mordechai Willig.[2]

Harav Goldberg was the rosh yeshiva of both the Sadigura Hasidic yeshiva and the Jerusalem College of Technology (Machon Lev), and headed the Institute for the Higher Study of Halacha (Machon Iyun Ha'Halacha) in Jerusalem. He lectured extensively in the Chabad Yeshivat Torat Emet of Jerusalem on matters of Jewish law.[]

Harav Goldberg was also well known for his semicha (rabbinic ordination) exams, which were often taken as an alternative to those offered by the Israeli Rabbinate.[3]

Harav Goldberg became the editor and chief of Encyclopedia Talmudit in 2008.[4]

In November 2009, he wrote an endorsement for The King's Torah, a controversial book by Yitzhak Shapira.[5] He later rescinded it, saying that the book includes statements that "have no place in human intelligence."[6]

Goldberg died on 20 August 2020 at Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Kerem, a week after collapsing in his home. His funeral was held at the Shamgar Funeral house and Mount of Olives cemetery.[7]


  1. ^ "Legal issues Magazine". Retrieved 2008.
  2. ^ Rabbinical Council of America, 30 May 2006: "RCA Reaffirms its Commitment to Preventing Agunah Tragedies". Retrieved 4/3/2012
  3. ^ "Virtual Halacha Program with a Smicha Option - Join Now, Entire Bishul Is Free!". 24 March 2020.
  4. ^ "The making of the Talmudic Encyclopedia". 27 October 2014.
  5. ^ Matthew Wagner, "Book advocating killing gentiles who endanger Jews is hard to come by", Jerusalem Post, 11 November 2009
  6. ^ Daniel Estrin (22 January 2010). "The King's Torah: a rabbinic text or a call to terror?". HaAretz.
  7. ^ " ? ? ? ?". 20 August 2020.

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