JERUSALEM (Dec. 16)
The 1987 Israel Prize for Jewish studies has been awarded to two Israeli scholars, Rabbi Adin Steinzalz and Professor Moshe Goshen-Gottstein, Education Minister Yitzhak Navon announced Tuesday.
The presentations will be made here next April 22, Israeli Independence Day.
Steinzalz, 50, was selected for his monumental work on the Babylonian Talmud. Nineteen volumes of his annotated text and commentaries have been published so far.
Goshen-Gottstein, 62, will receive the prize for his biblical scholarship, translations and commentaries and his study of the development of Hebrew and other Semitic languages.