Bernard Dov Spolsky z”l

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Sarah Benor

Aug 21, 2022, 11:13:32 AM8/21/22
Dear Jewish languages list,

I’m sad to share news of the death of Professor Bernard Dov Spolsky, a major leader in the fields of Jewish languages, language policy, and sociolinguistics. The death notice from his beloved wife, Ellen, is below. You can see some of Dov's many publications and talks on his faculty page at Bar Ilan University: May his memory be for blessing.

בצער רב אנו מודיעים על פטירתו של פרופסור ברנרד דב ספולסקי ז״ל בשבת, כ״ג אב (20.8.22).
ההלוויה תתקיים ביום ראשון (21.8.22), בשעה 10:00 בבוקר
בבית ההספד קהילת ירושלים בהר המנוחות.
המשפחה תשב שבעה עד שבת בבית משפחת ספולסקי בירושלים,
רחוב נילי 4, דירה 7 בשעות: 8:00-13:00, 16:00-21:00.
שחרית בשעה 8:00
מנחה וערבית בשעה 19:00
משפחות ספולסקי, אמרו, שטרן, תומס ווולקן

We are deeply saddened to announce that Professor Bernard Dov Spolsky passed away surrounded by family today on Shabbat, כ״ג אב, August 20. The levaya will be held tomorrow, Sunday, 10:00 am, בית ההספד קהילת ירושלים, הר המנוחות , in Jerusalem.
Shiva will be held at Dov and Ellen Spolsky’s home until Shabbat: 
Rechov Nili 4, Apt 7. 
Hours: 8:00-13:00; 16:00-21:00. Shacharit at 8:00 am; Mincha/Maariv at 19:00. 
With deep sadness, the Spolsky, Amaru, Sterne, Thomas and Wulkan families.

Ellen Spolsky


Sarah Bunin Benor
Director, Jewish Language Project
Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies and Linguistics
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

David M. Bunis

Aug 21, 2022, 11:31:09 AM8/21/22
Shalom Sarah,
This is very sad news for all students and lovers of Jewish languages.
Baruch Dayyan Emet - May Reb Dov's memory be for a blessing.
David Bunis

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