Rabbi Jacob Milgrom, considered by many as
the world's foremost authority on the biblical book of Leviticus, died on Tuesday at the age of 87.
Relatives say he died on Sunday at
Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem of a brain hemorrhage after a
Milgrom wrote a three-volume series on Leviticus,
interpreting Jewish dietary and purification rituals as well as the
Bible's position on homosexuality. He concluded the ban on homosexuality
applies only to Jewish men.