Rabbi Fine was ordained in 1948 at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, where he also earned a doctorate in Semitic languages. He briefly served as assistant rabbi at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan before returning to Hebrew Union in 1948 to lecture in the department of history.
He served as rabbi of Reform Temple Ohev Shalom in Harrisburg, Pa., from 1956 to 1970, when he accepted the post in New Orleans. The foundation serves Jewish students at Tulane University and Newcomb College, the University of New Orleans and Loyola University, where he also taught as an adjunct faculty member and introduced credit courses in Hebrew and Judaica.
He was born in Birmingham, England, and attended the Universities of Pennsylvania and Cincinnati before completing his rabbinical studies.
He was the author of many articles on Judaica and Semitic languages. He also wrote ''Studies in Middle Assyrian Chronology and Religion'' (Hebrew Union Press, 1955).
Rabbi Fine is survived by two sisters, Jean Trichter of Hollywood, Fla., and Miriam Miller of Allentown, Pa.; and a brother, Aaron M., of Swarthmore, Pa.
The Conscious Mind
Published: April 22, 1996
To the Editor:
Re "The Conscious Mind Is Still Baffling to Experts of All Stripes" (Science Times, April 16):
Those who argue that the conscious mind "doesn't exist except in the eye of the beholder" must be juggling words. The physical world may be an illusion -- I may have been dreaming about it for 70-odd years. But Descartes was right: Consciousness exists. Cogito ergo sum. HILLEL A. FINE New York, April 17, 1996
Studies in Middle Assyrian Chronology and Religion
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