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During Yeshiva I remember some bochrim made a point of not putting the Jastrow dictionary on top of sefarim, and would often talk about how it does not have kedusha because it was written by an apikores. Was Marcus Jastrow really an apikores?

During Yeshiva I remember some bochrim made a point of not putting the Jastrow on top of sefarim, and would often talk about how it does not have kedusha because it was written by an apikores. Was Marcus Jastrow really an apikores?

During Yeshiva I remember some bochrim made a point of not putting the Jastrow dictionary on top of sefarim, and would often talk about how it does not have kedusha because it was written by an apikores. Was Marcus Jastrow really an apikores?

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Does the Was Marcus Jastrow dictionary have any kedushahan apikores?

During Yeshiva I remember some bochrim made a point of not putting the Jastrow on top of sefarim, and would often talk about how it does not have kedusha because it was written by an apikores. Is this trueWas Marcus Jastrow really an apikores? This seems to involve the following issues:

  • Was Jastrow really an apikores?
  • Does a later printing of an apikores's work count as a sefer written by him?
  • Is any of this applicable to a dictionary?

Does the Jastrow dictionary have any kedushah?

During Yeshiva I remember some bochrim made a point of not putting the Jastrow on top of sefarim, and would often talk about how it does not have kedusha. Is this true? This seems to involve the following issues:

  • Was Jastrow really an apikores?
  • Does a later printing of an apikores's work count as a sefer written by him?
  • Is any of this applicable to a dictionary?

Was Marcus Jastrow an apikores?

During Yeshiva I remember some bochrim made a point of not putting the Jastrow on top of sefarim, and would often talk about how it does not have kedusha because it was written by an apikores. Was Marcus Jastrow really an apikores?

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