Friday, August 28, 2020

Another Steinsaltz memorial

OBITUARY: Adin Steinsaltz: Rabbi who brought the Talmud within reach of millions (Emily Langer, The Independent/MSN News).
“The Talmud is the central pillar of Jewish knowledge, important for the overall understanding of what is Jewish,” Rabbi Steinsaltz once told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. “But it is a book that Jews cannot understand. This is a dangerous situation, like a collective amnesia. I tried to make pathways through which people will be able to enter the Talmud without encountering impassable barriers. It’s something that will always be a challenge, but I tried to make it at least possible.”
Background here and here.

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