Rav Goldberg, Rav Schachter, Rav Neuwirtz zt”l and Rabbi Sacks to Be Honored with 2014 Katz Award


rav-yehoshua-yeshaya-neuwirthYeshiva University rosh yeshiva Rav Hershel Schachter, Nathan and Vivian Fink Distinguished Professorial Chair in Talmud at YU-affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Rabbinical Theological Seminary (RIETS), and Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Kressel and Ephrat Family University Professor of Jewish Thought, will be presented with the 2014 Katz Award for their contributions to the practical analysis and application of halacha in modern life.

The award is to be bestowed by Katz Family Foundation committee members, including former Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi Rav Yisroel Meir Lau, at a ceremony at the King David Hotel in Yerushalayim on Thursday, May 27, at 6:00 p.m.

“Rav Schachter and Lord Sacks are among the greatest Jewish minds of this generation, and we are so pleased that they are being recognized appropriately for their scholarship, works of profound clarity, and rabbinic genius that have not only informed but transformed the way we relate to Jewish thought and religious observance,” said YU President Richard M. Joel. “At Yeshiva University, we consider ourselves fortunate for the opportunity to engage with these Torah scholars on a daily basis.”

The Katz Prize has been awarded annually since 1975 to honor the memory of Golda Katz, the Katz family’s matriarch.

Rav Zalman Nechemiah Goldberg, noted senior posek, and Rav Yehoshua Yeshaya Neuwirth zt”l, the late author of Shemiras Shabbos Kehilchasah, will also be recognized at the award ceremony.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. Interesting title: Rabbi Rav. Can you explicate what that means? Isn´t a Rav a Rabbi? Or are you with this title innovation telling us that this Rabbi has a rabbinical position?