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February 26, 1899|
|Died||December 11, 1968
New York City
Cohen was born and educated in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He was ordained as a rabbi at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) in 1924. Following his ordination, he was appointed Assistant Librarian of JTS. In 1925, he was appointed an instructor of Talmud, and went on to serve on the JTS faculty for four decades. In 1927, he received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. During his career he published extensively on the Talmud and Jewish law, while also authoring many comparative studies between Jewish law and other legal systems. Many of those studies were published in a collection titled Jewish and Roman Law (New York, 1966).
- "Boaz Cohen (1899-1968)," by Elias J. Bickerman and Edward M. Gershfield, Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research, Vol. 37, (1969), pp. xxix
- "Boaz Cohen (1899-1968)," by Elias J. Bickerman and Edward M. Gershfield, Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research, Vol. 37, (1969), pp. xxxi