Adin Steinsaltz

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Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz (11 July 1937 – 7 August 2020) was an Israeli Chabad Chasidic rabbi, teacher, philosopher, social critic, and publisher.[1][2] He was born in Jerusalem.

His edition of the Talmud was originally published in modern Hebrew and was translated into English,[3] French, Russian, and Spanish.[2]

Beginning in 1989, Steinsaltz published several writings in Hebrew and English of the Babylonian (Bavli) Talmud in an English-Hebrew edition.[4] and has since been brought to completion.[5][6]

Steinsaltz was honored with the Israel Prize for Jewish Studies (1988), the President's Medal (2012), and the Yakir Yerushalayim prize (2017).[7][8]

Steinsaltz died in Jerusalem on August 7, 2020, from acute pneumonia at the age of 83.[9][2]

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  1. AP, Josef Federman |. "Adin Steinsaltz, groundbreaking Talmud translator, dies". Washington Post. Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Press, The Associated (2020-08-07). "Adin Steinsaltz, Groundbreaking Talmud Translator, Dies". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on 2020-08-07. Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  3. Steinsaltz, Adin; Weinreb, Tzvi Hersh; Berger, Shalom Z.; Schreier, Joshua, eds. (2012). Koren Talmud Bavli (1st Hebrew/English ed.). Jerusalem: Shefa Foundation. ISBN 978-9653015630.
  4. Abernethy, Bob (27 April 2012). "Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz". Religion & Ethics. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  5. "Steinsaltz Center". Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  6. "The Noé Edition Koren Talmud Bavli". Koren Publishers. Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  7. "Recovering Steinsaltz made 'Yakir Yerushalayim' during visit by mayor". The Jerusalem Post | Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  8. Steinsaltz, Rabbi Adin Even-Israel; Society, The Aleph (2014-10-03). "The Aleph Society- Let My People Know". The Aleph Society. Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  9. "One of Judaism's great commentators, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, dies at age 83". Retrieved 2020-08-08.