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Daniel A. Klein

Daniel A. Klein, a senior attorney editor at Thomson Reuters, is a graduate of Yeshiva University and New York University School of Law. His translation of Samuel David Luzzatto’s interpretation of Genesis was published in 1998. His articles on Shadal’s writings and aspects of Jewish law—some of them translations from Italian, others the fruit of his own research—have appeared in Hakirah, Jewish Bible Quarterly, and the website of the Jewish Community of Rome. He and his wife live in Rochester, New York, where he has taught Judaic studies at elementary, high school, and adult levels.


Samuel David Luzzatto (1800-1865), known by his Hebrew acronym Shadal, was the leading Italian Jewish scholar of the 19th century. A linguist, educator, and religious thinker, he devoted his talents above all to the interpretation of the Bible. As a master of Hebrew grammar and usage, he focused on the plain meaning of the text. […]

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