Moshe Zvi Segal

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Moshe Zvi (Hirsch) Segal (Hebrew: משה צבי סגל) (born 23 September 1876; died 11 January 1968) was an eminent Israeli rabbi, linguist and Talmudic scholar. Segal appears to have changed his middle name in the late 1950s or early 1960s, eventually dropping Zvi entirely.[1] This was perhaps to distinguish himself from another Israeli Rabbi Moshe Zvi Segal (1904–1984) who was a nationalist political activist.[2]

Early life[edit]

Segal was born in Lithuania in 1876. In 1896, he moved with his family to Scotland and subsequently to London. He was ordained as a rabbi in 1902 and later obtained a degree from Oxford University.

He emigrated to the British Mandate of Palestine in 1926.


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