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Top figure in modern Judaism dies in Israel

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.

Top figure in modern Judaism dies in Israel
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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.


In accordance with Jewish tradition he was buried later the same day, in a ceremony at the city's Mount of Olives cemetery.


An AFP photographer said that about 200 friends and relatives, wearing facemasks in accordance with coronavirus regulations, took part.


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 of Israel to access the Talmud in clear and accessible Hebrew".


He was hailed by an Israeli historian as a 'once-in-a-millennium scholar', in the words of Time magazine, for a lifetime of work for which he was awarded the prestigious Israel Prize.



Although he suffered a stroke in 2016 that made him lose his speech, Steinsaltz kept on working. Jerusalem's Shaare Tzedek hospital said he died of an illness, without elaborating.


Adin Steinsaltz
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Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz (11 July 1937 – 7 August 2020) was an Israeli Chabad Chasidic rabbi, teacher, philosopher, social critic, and publisher.
His Steinsaltz edition of the Talmud was originally published in modern Hebrew, with a running commentary to facilitate learning, and has also been translated into English, French, Russian, and Spanish. Beginning in 1989, Steinsaltz published several tractates in Hebrew and English of the Babylonian (Bavli) Talmud in an English-Hebrew edition. The first volume of a new English-Hebrew edition, the Koren Talmud Bavli, was released in May 2012, and has since been brought to completion.
Steinsaltz was a recipient of the Israel Prize for Jewish Studies (1988), the President's Medal (2012), and the Yakir Yerushalayim prize (2017).
Steinsaltz died in Jerusalem on 7 August 2020, from acute pneumonia


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