Wednesday, June 7th | 18 Sivan 5783

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2020


Adin Steinsaltz

Scholar and rabbi

The Jewish world was in mourning in August 2020 following the death of Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz at the age of 83, the scholar who revolutionized the study of Jewish texts with his rich and accessible commentaries on the Bible and the Talmud. Steinsaltz was best known for his 41-volume translation of the Talmud into modern Hebrew, becoming the first rabbi since the 11th-century French sage Rashi to complete such a task. In an emotional tribute to the Jerusalem-born rabbi, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin lauded Steinsaltz as "a man of great spiritual courage, deep knowledge and profound thought who brought the Talmud to Am Yisrael (the people of Israel)." (Photo: Wikimedia / Creative Commons License)


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