Was Rabbi Yechiel Yaakov Weinberg The Only Gadol In History To Have A Real Friendship With A Non-Jew?

In his first lecture on the Sridei Aish (Rabbi Yechiel Yaakov Weinberg) for Torah in Motion, Dr. Marc B. Shapiro says: Rabbi Weinberg was friends with Paul Kahle, a leading [non-Jewish] scholar of masoretic studies of the Targum. He was a great lover of Jews. When the Nazis came to power, he had to flee Germany. He was a great friend to Rabbi Weinberg.

“Rabbi Weinberg is very unhappy about the attitude to non-Jews in [parts] of Jewish law and a lot of this is motivated by his friendship with Kahle. Rabbi Weinberg is the only posek (decider of Jewish law) who had a deep intimate friendship with a non-Jew.”

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