Digitizing the Steinsaltz Library
Tanach HaMevoar
Tanach HaMevoar

The Steinsaltz Tanakh is a work of monumental and prodigious brilliance that took years to complete.


Read the majestic Steinsaltz Megillat Esther, generously distributed to every Jerusalem Post subscriber by the Maimonidean "Zisman Tuviah” – in his own act of identity, solidarity, and community-building. The legendary Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz teaches that caring about your "people or family, even when it does not accord with the interests of the kingdom, would not be considered a betrayal, but rather a respectable, appropriate reaction.” Indeed, Ahasuerus validates Esther’s loyalty by saving her life.


Shushan Purim evening (Thursday, 21.3/15 Adar II
Ma’ariv – 19:45,  Megilla Reading – 20:00
Click here To download Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz’s elucidated Megillat Esther


They discussed the Center's work, including  a new digitization program that will make all of Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz’s writings accessible online!


"But how do you know your own soul?
How do you recognize it?
Interact with it? Can you call it forth?
Or does it call you forth?”

Rabbi Steinsaltz, The Soul


While male commentators and scholars tend to invite attention and accolades, numerous brilliant women are not only contributing to projects to enhance Jewish learning but are leading the charge as well. Many of these women work for the Steinsaltz CenterIn this interview, Yehudit Shabta, discusses the role that she and other female Steinsaltz scholars play in strengthening Jewish connectivity and pushing Jewish education forward.


Jews have lived with much of the real world of the Torah unexplained for so long, we seem to have made a virtue of it. The cryptic and mysterious is somehow holier. Harnessing "the plain sense meanings that emerge daily,” Rabbi Steinsaltz has cautiously removed the veil concealing the Torah and uncovered the unadorned Divine Face of the text. It is perhaps different than we imagined. But at least now, we can finally see it for ourselves.”

Purchase your own Steinsaltz Humash HERE: https://www.steinsaltz-center. org/steinsaltz/humash


IT’S A REVOLUTION!  With more choices than ever before for how to approach study, prayer, and synagogue servicesKoren Publishers Jerusalem is becoming the preferred choice for Jewish books – thanks in large part to the many new titles featuring the trailblazing translation and commentary of Rabbi Adin Evan-Israel Steinsaltz


Rabbi Meni Even-Israel, the Executive Director of the Steinsaltz Center, highlights the importance of Bible study, explaining that the exploration of the written word allows us to become better individuals and a more virtuous society – challenging us to ask tough questions about our beliefs, discover what makes us tick, and reclaim our morality.


"Like his monumental translation and commentary of the entire Talmud, the new Steinsaltz Humash includes a treasure trove of information to make the text clear, fascinating, and relevant to users of all backgrounds.

To purchase the Steinsaltz English Humash, visit: https://www.korenpub.com/ koren_en_usd/koren/tanakh- bible/the-steinsaltz-humash. html


Women take over top Torah publishing positions, actively moving Jewish learning forward.

From the Rabbi's Desk
Maimonides' Mishneh Torah
More than a decade ago Rabbi Steinsaltz convened a large group of teachers and students
from the Tekoa Yeshiva, and announced that the time has finally come (after a few false
starts) to make an old dream of his come true: to create a new edition of Maimonides'
Mishneh Torah which will be updated and adapted to contemporary Halachah and its
implementation in the modern world.

Mishneh Torah is the most comprehensive Halachic work there is, and one of the literary
cornerstones of Judaism. The Shulhan Melakhim edition of Mishneh Torah has thus been
added to Rabbi Steinsaltz's other literary projects which make the fundamental texts of
Judaism accessible to the Jewish people. In addition, the main novelty of this edition is that
it goes beyond the text of the Mishneh Torah, and gives a broader and up-to-date picture of
Halachah, with the wide spectrum of different opinions and customs, and with halachic
developments from Maimonides' time to our own day and age.
Neglected Yet Unforgettable
Neglected Yet Unforgettable
Neglected Yet Unforgettable- Seven Images in the Shadow of the Alhambra Decree.
New Menahot part 1, English edition
Tractate Menaĥot discusses the halakhot of various offerings, specifically those that are brought from grain, i.e., wheat or barley, as well as the libations of oil and wine sacrificed in the Temple. Menaĥot therefore complements tractate Zevaĥim, which examines the halakhot of offerings brought from livestock or birds, and there are many parallels between the two tractates.
Talmud – the Book of Sanity
Main title here
Most of the people that are here tonight are, to me, beloved people. It is possibly my weakness, but I like the people around me. But beyond that, we are all connected by our common ancestry, by our blood, by our common dreams, by our wish to continue being in the future.