Sunday, August 30, 2020

A Compilation of Elul Thoughts

Way back in 2008 I wrote a series of posts called "Elul thoughts". Most of them, if now all of them, are still relevant. It is hard to believe that 12 years have passed since I wrote these posts:

Elul Thoughts #1

Elul Thoughts #2

Elul Thoughts #3

Elul Thoughts #4

Elul Thoughts #5

Elul Thoughts #6

Elul Thoughts #7

Friday, August 07, 2020

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz passes away at age 83

Baruch Dayan HaEmet. I am so sorry to hear this. This man had a tremendous effect on our generation. May his memory be a blessing:
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, an Israel Prize laureate best known for his translation of the Babylonian Talmud, has passed away, at the age of 83.

The funeral procession is scheduled to leave for the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem at 2:00 p.m.

Rabbi Steinsaltz had been hospitalized at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, where he was being treated for a lung infection not related to the coronavirus.

Along with his translation of the Talmud into modern Hebrew, Rabbi Steinsaltz was also well-known for his writings and commentaries on the Hebrew Bible, the Talmud, and the Tanya.

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