Rabbi Steinsaltz was laid to rest: “His legacy – an asset for future generations”

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid tribute to the rabbi and said that he was “deeply saddened by the death of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz – a great scholar, a genius in the Torah and a wonderful man of spirit.” The prime minister noted that he grew up as a child near the rabbi’s house. “I grew up close to Rabbi Steinsaltz in Jerusalem of my childhood, but I only got to know him personally years later.” He added that “I met him several times at his home, and I heard his fascinating lessons that always made me wiser. These were not lessons in the ordinary sense, but uplifting conversations that embraced the world and its fullness – Bible, sage, history, philosophy, culture, linguistics , And more. I also read in his books that are imbued with wisdom and knowledge, thought and faith. ”

President Reuven Rivlin called the rabbi a man of spirit, true to his principles. “I heard with pain and sorrow about the death of Rabbi Adin Ibn Yisrael (Steinsaltz) Zachar Tzadik Lebracha, from the Talmudic Well, winner of the Israel Prize. Rabbi Adin was a man with a spirit, with spiritual courage, depth and thought Israel pearls, and made the Talmud accessible to the people of Israel in clear and unambiguous Hebrew, as Rashi was today. True to his mission and principles, he did not shy away from paving his own unique path, out of devotion to the Torah of Israel and the people of Israel. “

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