August 7, 2020

Top figure in modern Judaism dies in Israel

Jerusalem (AFP) – Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, credited with having made Jewish sacred texts accessible to the general public, died Friday in Jerusalem at the age of 83, to tributes from Israeli leaders. ¬†¬†Steinsaltz devoted more than four decades to translating the Talmud, the central text of Judaism, from Babylonian to modern Hebrew, a 25-volume work of reference, as well as being a prolific author himself.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid tribute to an “immense scholar, genius of the Torah and man of exceptional spirit”, while President Reuven Rivlin said Steinsaltz had “enabled the people o…


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