‘Rabbi Steinsaltz once told me that the most important question in life is ‘Then what?’ “You get married, then what? You do a good deed, then what? The outcome, what is left after we take action, is the paramount question we ask ourselves,” says Steinsaltz’s student Rabbi Pini Alush.For additional background on Rabbi Steinsaltz, his recent health difficulties, and his work, especially his Hebrew and English translations of the Talmud, start here and follow the many links. And this 2014 post on The Lubavitcher Rebbe's 20th yahrzeit is also of interest for this article.
Recently, Rabbi Adin Even-Yisrael Steinsaltz, one of the most important rabbinic figures today, turned 80. He established and led yeshivot, was the rabbi of the Tzemah Tzedek Synagogue in the Old City of Jerusalem, and authored several books. However, his most remarkable achievement is translating and commenting on the entire Talmud.
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