In conversation with Adin Steinsaltz, modern-day sage

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July 31, 2014 13:18

“Steinsaltz’s commentaries will live for centuries.”

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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz stands in the library of his yeshiva in Jerusalem’s Nahlaot neighborhood.. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

Interviewing Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz is intimidating.

“He is a genius of the highest order,” University of Haifa professor Dan Segre declared without hyperbole in a Newsweek article in 1980, when the then-red-haired rabbi was just 42. “Steinsaltz has the sort of mind that comes around only every couple thousand years.”

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