Artscroll’s Torah translation showcases the “slide to the right” in American Orthodoxy. Steinsaltz offers a compelling alternative.
The Talmud will now be freely accessible by all people in the two languages – English and Modern Hebrew - spoken by 90% of world Jewry.
He was perhaps the most influential rabbi in modern history. Yet suprisingly little is known about the man who was Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson.
Like Israelites wandering a desert, a good Talmudic translation apparently can’t be rushed.
I wish I had been there for this one: Jewish mega-philanthropist and avowed atheist Michael Steinhardt faced off in New York against renowned talmudist Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz (who happens to be heading up a new effort to revive the ancient Sanhedrin).