Several hundred rabbis, led by Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik, of Boston, who came here especially for the purpose, attended funeral service yesterday for the late Rabbi Chaim Heller, noted biblical and talmudic scholar, who died Sunday night. He was 81.
Rabbi Heller was born in Bialystok, received his doctorate of philosophy at the University of Wurzburg, Germany, was rabbi of Lomza, Poland, and founded the Academy of Higher Jewish Learning in Berlin in 1922. He came to this country in 1937. He was an honorary president of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada. He had written 15 books, most of them in Hebrew, and had lectured widely.
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