Who Is Dr. Israel Drazin?

Dr. Israel Drazin served for 31 years in the US military and attained the rank of Brigadier General. He has a Ph.D. in Judaic Studies and a Masters Degree in psychology and a Masters Degree in Jewish Literature. He is an attorney and a rabbi. He developed the legal strategy that saved the military chaplaincies when its constitutionality was attacked in court and received the Legion of Merit for his service. He was the scholar who recognized that the Aramaic translation Targum Onkelos took hundreds of items from the Tannaitic Midrashim, which were edited around 400 CE; therefore, the Targum must have been composed after that date, a period much later than had been widely accepted.

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He is the author of 54 books, including a series of five volumes on the Aramaic translation of the Hebrew Bible, and a series of books on the twelfth-century philosopher Moses Maimonides, a history of the legal case he handled, and dozens of books on the Bible. Dr. Drazin is currently working on other books.

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