In sadness and tears we pray for our Rabbi. He was Teacher, Friend of all of us Jewish people, Sage and the light in our lives. We will always miss him. The study of his heritage will be the best reward for him. Ihie zihro baruh.
Ilya and Rivka Krivoruk
Such a loss
Rav Steinzaltz helped me, and thousands (if not millions) of other Jews to reconnect to our heritage. May his memory be a blessing. My deepest condolences to Rav's family and to all klal Yisroel on loosing such a giant.
Jacob A Bashyrov
I am so grateful
I am so grateful for your life and work... For making Scripture and the Talmud accessible to anyone, even those of us who know little, for these excellent commentaries and thorough, beautiful work that is obviously so full of love and dedication. Thank you!
I offer my deepest condolences to you and your family. Rav Steinsaltz was a wonderful man and teacher. He made learning a true joy and a pleasure. His twinkling eyes and loving voice made everyone near and far feel like his friend. This is my first year studying Daf Yomi and my Rabbi recommended Steinsaltz’s Talmud. I have been reading his English version from Koren Publishers and I was so inspired and delighted in my study of his work that I have since branched out to study even more. I wanted to share with you a Daf I recently learned. The day before our precious Rav passed, the Daf was Shabbat 153 which begins with “Rav Yehuda, son of Rav Shmuel bar Sheilat, said in the name of Rav: From a person's eulogy it is apparent whether or not he has a share in the Word-to-Come. If the listeners are pained and brought to tears during the eulogy, it is clear that the person was righteous.” Steinsaltz surely was a righteous man. I joined you virtually in attending his funeral and it was a very special blessing to be with you. May our dear Rav rest in shalom and may you be comforted by HaShem.
I wish to thank Rabbi Steinsaltz for his wisdom and kindness.
I am deeply grateful for his work. Thanks to him, many and many people, Jewish or not, had finally access to the great Jewish Texts. I feel i lost a friend, someone who guided me through the reading.
May he rest in peace within the Divine Presence wings.
A deep and heartfelt Thank You.
Bruno Manuel dos Anjos Marques Albano
Rabbi Avraham Tanzer, Rosh Yeshiva of the Yeshiva College in South Africa, together with his wife Marcia, join me in offering you our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your dear husband.
Together with klal Yisrael we were saddened at his passing.
His contribution to the Jewish world, both as an educator and ambassador, reached the height of the tallest mountain, where he reigned supreme.
We still greatly cherish the time we spent with both you and Rabbi Steinsaltz z"l in Johannesburg.
Here in Johannesburg many of our High School students benefited personally from his educational network that he established as it gave them the opportunity to spend time in Israel learning in a true Yeshiva atmosphere.
At this time you can certainly take comfort from the many fine tributes that have been paid to his memory throughout the world.
May you and your family find consolation at this difficult time in the knowledge that Rabbi Steinsaltz has left a legacy that will survive many generations still to come.
May you and your children be comforted among the other mourners for Zion and Jerusalem.
With deepest sympathies,
Lionel Stein and Rabbi Avraham Tanzer
תודה על כל מה שעשית למען עם ישראל !
תנחומו המשפחה והתלמידים.
בעזהי משיח יבוא בקרוב ונראה אותו שוב!
Chabad of Bourget France
Former général director French Shoah found / former president of the Aladdin Project
From my first encounter in the Moscou first allowed Yeshiva after the pérestroïka, where i was Welcome in décember 1989 To Rav Steinsaltz visite in Paris at the fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah followed by a few discussions in jerusalem about possible dialogue With Muslims and Christians May his memory be blessed .Hé was more than an immense talmudic master ; Rav Steinsaltz was a visionnary leader « la tête dans les étoiles et les pieds dans le monde .. condoléances to his family
Anne Marie Revcolevschi Paris
נחמות גדולות מאת ה' בקרוב ממש
בקושי יוצאים מהבית... שולחים לכם חיבוק וירטואלי מרחוק... זכרנו ימים מקדם...
בתחיית המתים ובנחמת ציון ובבניין המקדש תנוחמו
גרשון ורחל קיציס
Thank you Rav Steinsaltz for making the Daf Yomi so easily accessible to people like me. Since several years, the reading of the Daf has become a routine of life for me and changed completely my perspective in many aspects. I am very grateful for your incredible work to keep Judaism alive
Bless your soul in your spiritual journey.
A great teacher
He taught a million people how to read. Olav ha-shalom
Always admired your great intellect, packaged in a sweet humble man. Aluf HaShalom
Dear Rabbi, You are a light to the Jewish people and to the whole world. My deepest condolences to your family.
You brought me back to Judaism and saved my life. ברוך השם
Honorary Consule of Israel in Minas Gerais - Brasil
BDH. Thank you Rabbi for all your dedication during your life for the judaism, education and union of the jewish people.
You will live forever
Very dear dear dear Rabbi ,
Your wisdom reached hopefully out our deep consciousness : it is time for all of us to make this world a better place. It is time for us to make his books a genuine reality.
All my deepest thoughts to his family,
Eva Ben David
Ben David Eva
I extend my deepest condolences to the family, I'm deeply saddened by the news of your loss.
Shalom!! Peace, peace, peace to your family. True wisdom is greatly needed in the new global world. Rabbi Steinsaltz kindly continue to bless your loved ones and followers with your Torah wisdom and instruction forever.
Condolences on the loss of a great teacher and translator
As a member of a Talmud study group, and a weekly individual study participant, I will miss the wisdom of Rabbi Steinsalz as I continue my studies with his wonderful translations. Please accept my condolences at this time for the loss of this great man. May his life continue to be a blessing.
A Giant Among Men
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, a true Torah giant if there ever was one. Of all of the contemporary authors of Torah books written in English, he was definitely right near the top of it all. One of the things I like about his books, is that while he comes from the mystical Chassidic tradition, he was nevertheless able to communicate such esoteric concepts with a clarity that made it accessible to all of us, regardless of one's background. He also reached across the aisle, connecting to all Jews rather than isolating himself in his own brand of Judaism. I cannot recommend his books highly enough.
The world has lost the Rashi of its time.. may Rabbi Steinsaltz obm.
Rest In Peace
A loss of a Torah giant
Rabbi Steinsaltz was the epitome of harbatzas torah. I have used his Hebrew gemaras since they were published and have loved them. He has left a legacy of Torah that will live for all time. יהי זכרו ברוך
המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים
A loss to Humanity
I remember first reading about Rabbi Steinsaltz and his historic project nearly fifty years ago. That he has been compared to Rashi is a testament to his importance and influence. We should pray that another thousand years won’t have to pass before another sage of his stature comes again.
A loss for the world
We are at a loss for words about the greatness that has been lost today. But we know that his memory is a blessing for all living today and for all who are to come. His words will forever uplift Torah in this world. BDE
The Marshall Family
ברוך דיין האמת
Condolences on the loss of a גדול הדור
המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים
What a loss
My family and I feel the loss of rabbi Steinsaltz so acutely. He has been such an inspiration to us. We will sorely miss him. We're so grateful for the immensity of his contribution which should continue through our collective learning and efforts. Yehi zichro Baruch.
Professor in São Paulo Brazil
Rabbi Steinzaltz ond of great masters will live forever through his giant legacy of books. May his memory be a source of blessings for all
Oldest Radio Talkshow host in the world 96+
It was my privilege and honour to have spent one hour in the company of a giant. I shall treasure the interview. Your legacy will spread far and wide and future generations will be inspired by Rabbi Steinsaltz's wisdom. May he be the first to greet Moshiach.
ברוך דיין האמת
ברוך דיין האמת
A true genius and man of great humility.His influence will be monumental a millennia from now.I am grateful for our conversations in London.May be a blessing for all of Khal Yisrael.Bernard Herman
What a gift Rabbi Steinsaltz was to the world. May his memory be for blessing . From our family, a convert from England and our Jewish home in Canada, heartfelt condolences to Rabbi's family. Prayers of gratitude for the way his life's work will bless so many as they study Talmud .
Prayers for the Elevation of his soul
The word condolence means "expression of sympathy". Of course, everyone who knew Adin personally is in his/her own personal pain, his own personal feeling of eternal loss, his own personal mourning, and sympathy is much less than that. We, too, are personally in mourning. But the Hebrew word means more, something less connected with the loss - but connected with what we retain from our relationship with the person who passed away. "NECHAMA" means - to lead, to continue. Example: Exodus 13, 17: וַיְהִי, בְּשַׁלַּח פַּרְעֹה אֶת-הָעָם, וְלֹא-נָחָם אֱלֹהִים דֶּרֶךְ אֶרֶץ פְּלִשְׁתִּים - is translated: "And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not by the way of the land of the Philistines". Certainly, grief is the natural emotion. Grief is to be felt and expressed. WE know well how to grieve. But Adin surely expects us to lead from within our grief to the where Adin would have liked to see us: studying Torah and loving HaShem, as he did, with all his heart and all his soul. יהי זכרו ברוך
A true genius and a humble man whose influence will be felt in the Jewish world a millennia from now.I am grateful for our conversations in London.
המקום ינחם אתכם
שולחים לכם תנחומים על פטירת הרב, התורה שהוא לימד ופירש ימשיך ללוות את עם ישראל שנים רבות. האופן המדהים שהוא כתב אפשר לכל העם ללמוד ולהבין יותר טוב ענייני קודש ועל כך אני אסירת תודה.
אני זוכרת שערב שבת אחת פגשתי את הרב והאור הגדול שקרן ממנו ימשיך ללוות אותי תמיד.
המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים ולא תוסיפו לדאבה עוד. מי ייתן וזכויותיו העצומות של הרב יעמודו לעם ישראל, ונזכה במהרה לימות המשיח ובניית ירושלים אמן!
Matanel Foundation condolences
Rabbi Adin Even Israel Steinsaltz zal is known for his monumental work of translating, compiling and interpreting the Talmud. He follows this line of commentators who mark a turning point in the understanding of the texts of the tradition. One will no longer read the Bible or the Talmud without inquiring into the "comments of Steinsaltz". He was - he will remain - the interpreter called for by this unhappy and happy turning point in our history, combining science with the Torah, "the intelligence of the heart" with "the sobriety of the spirit", clairvoyance with piety in the service of G.
For us, Rabbi Steinsaltz was the spirit of the Matanel Foundation. It was he who inspired us, guided us, instructed us, supported us. It was he who conceived the notion of "Foundation incubator", presiding with his presence the reunion of the carriers and directors of the programs. His remarks, always lucid and luminous, echoed on everyone's humanitarian chords.
It is the entire "Matanel family" made up of its craftsmen, its leaders and its activists that his death plunges into a disarray of mourning and a sea of gratitude. His teachings, his advice - conveyed, here and there, in memories and parable-narratives in the best of Hasidic traditions - and his beautiful gestures, smiling and generous, will continue to guide us on the philanthropic path that he had drawn for the Matanel Foundation.
May Heaven be of consolation for his loved ones, his disciples and all those who live his loss as that of a Master who leaves us a library of books, commentaries and teachings.
A truly extraordinary soul
May he rest in peace and may his memory be a blessing.
ברוך דיין האמת
תנחומי בקרב לב למשפחה ולתלמידים של הרב.
זאת אבידה גדולה לעם ישראל!
Iehi zichro ashraah
Rabino Steinsaltz, o senhor foi um ponto de virada na vida de milhares e milhares de pessoas, judeus e não judeus, levando conhecimento, sabedoria, clareza e generosidade. Em quase mil anos, desde Rashi, não houve outro como Steinsaltz. Todá mikerev Lev.
Rabbi Uri Lam
My sympathy. I loved his work.
Baruch Dayin HaEmess- such a huge loss- May his teachings live on forever. Condolences to the Rav’s entire family
ברוך דיין האמת
My deepest condolences to the family and all who studied with The Great Rav of our time!
ברוך דיין האמת
Dr. Alexander Sobko, PhD