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On the evening of Nov. 12, 2010, a large crowd gathered in a New York City ballroom to celebrate my beloved mentor and scholar, Rabbi Steinsaltz’s magnum opus — his monumental translation and commentary of the entire Talmud. He had worked on it for 45 years.
Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, one of Judaism’s exceptional modern-day commentators, died in Jerusalem after suffering from acute pneumonia. He was 83 years old.Steinsaltz was born in Jerusalem on July 11, 1937. His scholarship was noted at an early age. He studied mathematics, chemistry…
Rabbi David Davis, a theology professor who became known for highlighting Jesus’ Jewish identity, died July 7 of a heart attack at his home in Sun City. He was 84.