The 83-year-old scholar, most famous for his translation of the Talmud, is battling a severe lung infection unrelated to the coronavirus.
Though this story is most closely associated with the fast of Tisha Be’Av, the saddest day in the Jewish calendar, [...] its enduring appeal no doubt lies in its profound optimism.
Since 2012 Sefaria has offered free access to classic Jewish texts to millions of users each year, establishing itself as an invaluable resource for teachers, students and writers.
Similar artifacts have been uncovered over the years in several locations in Israel, including Caesarea and Beit Shean.
Next year in Jerusalem!
The Beit Midrash, normally available only to JCT students, will now be available to all those interested in learning the Torah and possess the necessary Hebrew proficiency.
As a child I felt that Talmud is a conversation that links people and creates joy and also has something different from everyday life, something higher and beautiful.
Kahn explores a mix of biblical, rabbinic and modern commentary
Religious and secular women, from a wide range of ages, gathered together in Jerusalem to celebrate this triumph.
The translation from Hebrew to English took world renowned Rabbi Steinsaltz 8 years to complete.