RABBI ADIN EVEN-ISRAEL STEINSALTZ is a teacher, philosopher, social critic, and spiritual mentor who has been hailed by Time Magazine as a “once-in-a-millennium scholar.” In 1965, Rabbi Steinsaltz embarked on a lifelong mission to make the Talmud, Judaism’s central text of law, ethics, customs, and history, accessible to all. He has since accomplished the monumental tasks of translating and developing commentaries on the Talmud in modern Hebrew, English, Russian, and French. In addition, Rabbi Steinsaltz has authored some 60 books and hundreds of articles on subjects ranging from zoology to theology and social commentary. Rabbi Steinsaltz was awarded the Israel Prize in 1988, his country’s highest honor, for his work in Jewish education.
"In honor of his 80th birthday, the Israel Institute for Talmudic Publications, which he founded in 1965, is opening up its archives and bringing to light his extensive correspondence with top Israeli leaders throughout the generations, as well as scholars and statesmen from around the world, revealing a little of Israeli history." - Ynet News