Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz died at Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem


“Be a true righteous man”: Former Israel Prize winner, The late Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz He died today (Friday) at Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem, after suffering from an acute pneumonia that got worse. The rabbi was 83 at the time of his death. Steinsaltz was born in Jerusalem, and studied chemistry and physics at the Hebrew University. He began his professional career as an educator, and even worked as a school principal, while writing a variety of Jewish books.

Among other things, he collaborated with the Government of Israel and the Israel Institute for Talmudic Publications, which later became a center named after him, and dealt with making Judaism and Israeli heritage accessible to the general public by translating and explaining the Babylonian Talmud and so on. The rabbi, who is considered an important commentator, has received publications and translations in about 60 languages, and his books have been distributed around the world and read by millions.

The Steinsaltz Center in Jerusalem, which is considered the enterprise of its life, still serves today as an organization that runs various activities, including publishing books, establishing formal and informal educational institutions, and administering these institutions.

Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, He paid tribute to the rabbi, and wrote: “I mourn from the bottom of my heart for the passing of the late Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz – a great scholar, genius in the Torah and a wonderful man of spirit. I have also read in his books that are imbued with wisdom and knowledge, thought and faith. Rabbi Steinsaltz’s love of Israel was greatly influenced by his closeness to Rabbi Lubavitch and the Chabad Chassidim. The Rebbe’s extraordinary personality left a strong imprint on him, as it did for me in my encounters with him. In the eyes of both of them – the Rebbe of Lubavitch, and his disciple Rabbi Steinsaltz – I saw the same great light of human love and love for the people of Israel. I send my deepest condolences to the family and to the tens of thousands of the rabbi’s students in Israel and around the world. ”

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The late Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz (Photo: Mark Israel Salem)

The President Reuben (Ruby) Rivlin, Mourned the rabbi and said: “I heard with pain and sorrow about the death of Rabbi Adin Ibn Yisrael Steinsaltz, a righteous male for blessing, from the well of the Talmud, winner of the Israel Prize. Rabbi Adin was a man with a spirit, The spiritual treasures of the people of Israel are pearls, and in clear and clear Hebrew the Talmud is accessible to the people of Israel as Rashi was today. True to his mission and principles, he did not hesitate to make his unique way, out of devotion to the Torah of Israel and the people of Israel. Remember. ”

Many Knesset members expressed their grief over Steinsaltz’s death, and shared posts on the subject on social media. Minister of Jerusalem and Heritage and Chairman of the Jewish Home, MK Rafi Peretz, Wrote on his Twitter account that “Rabbi Adin Even Israel was the only postman. A wise and groundbreaking student, a noble man who brought many people closer to Judaism.”

Minister of Transport and Road Safety, MK Miri Regev, It is said: “The people of Israel bow their heads and mourn the passing of Rabbi Adin Ibn Steinsaltz from the greats of the generation and from the well of the Babylonian Talmud. The rabbi’s teachings and his many books will continue to shine forever in the name of our people.

Chairman Right, MK Naftali Bennett, He wrote: “It hurts the rabbi’s passing, a source of wisdom from Israel, one of the greatest thinkers and disciples of the last generation. His thought is taught by the masses of Beit Yisrael. He owes a huge debt for making Israel’s treasures accessible in a language deep and equal to every soul. The land, the Torah, and in the light we will go. ”

He was joined by an MK Ayelet Shaked, Who paid tribute to the rabbi in a post she posted on Twitter: “The rabbi continued Chazal’s path in making the Babylonian Talmud accessible to the general public and in dozens of other books, which enriched the Jewish bookcase. In his great Torah and educational enterprise – we will be comforted. ”

the minister of Health, Joel (July) Edelstein, He wrote: “I got to know Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, and like everyone else I was impressed by the tremendous strengths of the man. In his special personality, he brought about a real revolution in Torah study and Talmud that affects entire generations of Jews. He also gave people like me, The rabbi was the first to establish a yeshiva in the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, to which he also enlisted in the Soviet Academy of Sciences, where many were educated. Only those who live there realize how obvious it is. Of blessed memory”.

Minister of the Interior, MK Aryeh Deri: “With great sorrow I heard of the passing of the Gaon, the rabbi who was a member of the Chabad Chassidim and was one of the Rebbe’s disciples, was privileged to establish yeshivas and offices to spread Torah and Chassidut to Judaism in Israel and around the world.”

Diaspora Minister MK Omar Inkelevich: “A huge loss to the entire Jewish world. He was an unimaginable genius, well versed in all the mechanics of the Torah. “The Jewish people. The hundreds of thousands who learn from his books in Israel and in the Diaspora are the guarantee in his memory that he will not be realized.”

The Chabad movement also responded to the announcement: “The Hasidic genius Rabbi Adin Even Israel passed away in the last hour. He was the pioneer who was the first to illuminate the entire Babylonian Talmud in an international monumental enterprise. Wrote an in-depth commentary on the Book of Tanya and dozens of other books full of knowledge and depth. A thinker who has been greatly appreciated in all sectors and has a special connection with the Rebbe, the president of our generation. ”


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