(photo credit: The Jewish Institute for CIS)
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
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.