JERUSALEM (Aug. 18)
Funeral services for Moshe Silberg, former Deputy President of the Israel Supreme Court and a leading authority on Jewish law, were held here yesterday. He died Saturday at the age of 75. Prof, Silberg was born in Lithuania and was educated in religious schools and the University of Marburg. He received a doctorate of law from the University of Frankfurt. An ordained rabbi, he was also fluent in 10 languages.
Arriving in Palestine in 1929, he maintained a private law practice in Tel Aviv from 1934 to 1948. He was appointed a district court judge shortly after Israel’s independence, was named an acting Supreme Court judge in 1948 and became a full member in 1950. He resigned several years ago because of ill health. He also taught personal status law at Hebrew University, Prof, Silberg was the author of “The Way of the Talmud” and “Personal Status in Israel” for which he received the Bialik Prize in 1958. He was awarded the Israel Prize in 1964.