Nov 20

20
Sep

Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz

Harmony is Made With All Kinds of Noise

See this in my timzoneTeaching in English at 00:00 GMT | Presented by The Aleph Society

Are human beings essentially in conflict with nature? What is the relationship between nature and miracles? Rabbi Steinsaltz will look at how humanity’s relationship with nature informs our perception of ourselves, and how we treat others. Learn how Jewish texts can help us make sense of those relationships, leading us to discoveries about what makes us human, and what makes humans special.

Downloads:

Sourcesheet 1: Koren Talmud BavliKiddushin 82a

Sourcesheet 2: Koren Talmud BavliBava Metzia 85a


Rabbi Adin Even-Israel SteinsaltzRabbi Adin Steinsaltz is a teacher, philosopher, social critic and prolific author who has been hailed by Time magazine as a “once-in-a-millennium scholar.” His lifelong work in Jewish education earned him the Israel Prize, his country’s highest honor.  Born in Jerusalem in 1937 to secular parents, Rabbi Steinsaltz studied physics and chemistry at the Hebrew University. He established several experimental schools and, at the age of 24, became Israel’s youngest school principal.  In 1965, he began his monumental Hebrew translation and commentary on the Talmud.  The Rabbi’s classic work of Kabbalah, The Thirteen Petalled Rose, was first published in 1980 and now appears in eight languages. In all, Rabbi Steinsaltz has authored some 60 books and hundreds of articles on subjects ranging from zoology to theology to social commentary.Continuing his work as a teacher and spiritual mentor, Rabbi Steinsaltz established a network of schools and educational institutions in Israel and the former Soviet Union. He has served as scholar in residence at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies in Washington, D.C. and the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University. His honorary degrees include doctorates from Yeshiva University, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Bar Ilan University, Brandeis University, and Florida International University. The new Koren Talmud Bavli with Rabbi Steinsaltz’s English translation and commentary is a winner of a National Jewish Book Award.

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