Professor Arthur Budick – Baruch Dayan Emes (BDE)

Message from Lander College for Men Dean R’ Dr. Moshe Sokol:
I am deeply saddened to inform you that Arthur Budick passed away yesterday evening after a battle with cancer.

Arthur was a founding member of the LCM faculty, and taught literature at Touro since at least the mid-seventies, if not earlier. He was a friend to many of us, and a gifted and passionate professor who inspired and instructed generations of students. Virtually every LCM student took him for at least one course during their educational career. Arthur’s humanity, wisdom, depth and principle are simply irreplaceable.

The family has requested that funeral services and shiva be private. Touro plans to organize a shloshim memorial service at which the family will be present. I will share with you more information about this as it becomes available.

Baruch dayan ha-emet.

Moshe Sokol

Professor Arthur Budick was one of the most best professors I’ve had – ever. When in Landers, I recall him being a rare professor who wasn’t afraid to so get “into” whatever he was teaching, acting out characters from the readings, or simply adding some life into his classes. He was an extremely tough grader, focused on forcing people to strive for perfection and not just adequacy. He was a good man and will be sorely missed.