Rabbi Steinsaltz completes commentary on Talmud

Jewish communities worldwide will celebrate the completion of the 45-volume work, which took 45 years to write, on Global Day of Learning.

By JONAH MANDEL
November 7, 2010 00:54
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

Steinsaltz 311. (photo credit: The Jewish Institute for CIS)

 
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More than 350 Jewish communities worldwide will mark the Global Day of Jewish Learning on Sunday, in an unprecedented day of dialogue, study and exploration, celebrating the completion of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz’s monumental 45-volume translation and commentary on the Babylonian Talmud.

Summing up 45 years of work on the Talmud commentary aimed at giving Jewish texts back to the people, Steinsaltz, who recently completed the work on the Hulin tractate, will address the communities in classrooms, synagogues and community centers spanning from Albania to Uruguay in a live broadcast from Jerusalem’s City Hall at 9 p.m.

The General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America, opening on Sunday in New Orleans, will also mark the event, and study sessions will be held in its honor.
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