Avraham Yaakov Finkel

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Rabbi Avraham Yaakov Finkel (born 1926 in Basel[1]) is a noted author to English Judaica literature.


He was born in Basel, Switzerland and lived in The Hague, Netherlands until 1942, when he was deported to Bergen-Belsen by the Nazis. He resided in Brooklyn, New York until he died on June 26, 2016. He was 90.

He is the author of 19 books including The Essential Maimonides, In My Flesh I See God, The Responsa Anthology, and The Great Torah Masters, published by Jason Aronson. He has also translated Ein Yaakov: The Ethical and Inspirational Teachings of the Talmud in one volume; and Nefesh Hachaim: Rav Chaim of Volozhin's classic exploration of the fundamentals of Jewish belief.[2]

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