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Meeting With An Uncategorizable Mind

Last week my wife, my younger son, and I had the opportunity to meet privately with a person that Time Magazine described as a “once-in-a-millennium scholar.” His name is Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. 1,561 more words

Godspeed on Your Sewing Path

Here is Adin Steinsaltz, perhaps the pre-eminent Talmud scholar of our times, speaking about the many different paths to Jewish practice:

“We believe that the Law has at least 600,000 different paths within it for individuals to enter.

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Spiritual Audacity

Report from Kallah - Day Three and moving into Shabbos

Yesterday was jam packed, and it’s Friday, and all the intensity is building toward Shabbos. But I have to say, yesterday was in no way a penultimate or lesser day because it’s not Shabbos. 672 more words

General Interest

Strudel: A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma


Hebrew is a wonderful language. Just think of @, which English-speakers call, rather unimaginatively, the “at sign” or “at symbol.” The only reason those names are appropriate is that the symbol was used (and perhaps still is) in commercial contexts as shorthand for “at,” as in “3 pairs of socks @ $1 each.” (Lordy, I was going to write 25 cents, but then couldn’t find a cent sign on my keyboard. 327 more words

Hierarchy and the Spiritual Quest

The individual has been freed. It happened long enough ago that we can now see the negative side of its extreme: the narcissist. And his narcissistic society. 3,282 more words


The new Koren Talmud Bavli - Steinsaltz Edition

Official release video for the Koren Talmud Bavli with commentary by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz.