Obituaries

Canadian-born Rabbi, Legal Scholar dies at 92

Special to the CJR A Canadian-born rabbi who headed a Toronto synagogue and became a world-renowned authority on Jewish law, died in Israel on May 6. Rabbi Nachum Rabinovitch was 92. He was dean of the Birkat Moshe hesder yeshiva in Maale Adumim on the West Bank and a highly respected posek (Jewish legal scholar … Continue reading “Canadian-born Rabbi, Legal Scholar dies at 92”

Sylvia Ostry, Economist, Civil Servant, dies at 92

Sylvia Ostry, a distinguished economist and Canada’s first female federal deputy minister, died in Toronto on May 7. She was 92. A polymath mandarin and expansive thinker, Ostry tallied a long and prestigious list of achievements that represented breakthroughs for women in the workplace. She was the first and only female Chief Statistician at Statistics … Continue reading “Sylvia Ostry, Economist, Civil Servant, dies at 92”