The late Rabbi Steinsaltz, Israel Prize laureate and scholar “was credited with revolutionary translation and commentary of seminal Jewish texts”

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, who made the Talmud accessible, dies at 83
by Marissa Newman
August 7, 2020

Rabbi Adin Even Yisrael Steinsaltz, whose translation and groundbreaking commentary of the entire Babylonian Talmud and Bible has been lauded for making the ancient Jewish texts approachable, died Friday at the age of 83. A longtime educator, prolific author of over 60 books and Israel Prize laureate, Steinsaltz (who years ago switched to a Hebraicized version of his surname, Even-Israel, but never shook off the original) was also a physicist and chemist, a biting social critic and a beloved public figure in Israel — revered for his encyclopedic mind, and admired for his down-to-earth and kindly bearing. His first name means “gentle” in Hebrew, and by all accounts, he was. READ MORE

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