Many years ago, I took a course in JHU together with Rabbi Zalman Leff shlita, now Rosh Kollel in Boston. My secular name is Robert, and the professor called me Bob.
Reb Zalman henceforth called me Dr. Bob, and the nickname stuck at NIRC.
Some 40 years later it has become a reality.
As this was a PhD by prior publication, my "dissertation" was my sefer, The Contemporary Eruv. However, I did have to write a journal article and a commentary on my work. The commentary is at
the article has been posted here before. It is at
In the meantime I would like to thank HKBH.
My in-laws, especially my mother-in-law, for their extraordinary encouragement and assistance,
Rabbi Michael Broyde and Rabbi Shlomo Pill for their guidance and assistance,
My wife, for everything.
I am sad that my mother a"h did not survive to celebrate this moment. She pushed me for many years to get to this point. May she have much nachas in Shomayim.