Zalman Nechemia Goldberg
|Died||August 20, 2020 (aged 89)|
|Organisation||Jerusalem 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.
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.
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.
In November 2009, he wrote an endorsement for The King's Torah, a controversial book by Yitzhak Shapira. He later rescinded it, saying that the book includes statements that "have no place in human intelligence."