Library of Congress in Washington to House English-Translated Talmud – Algemeiner

Posted By on March 7, 2020

Rabbi Menachem Even-Israel, the son of Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, presents the first volume of the Steinsaltz Talmud to Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.). Photo: The Aleph Society.

JNS.org The worlds largest librarythe Library of Congress in Washington, DCis scheduled to house a version of the Talmud this week.

Translated from Hebrew to English by world-renowned scholar Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, the religious tome will enter the library in a ceremony on Thursday, when Steinsaltzs family is slated to receive a certificate of honor.

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) notedthat Steinsaltz has authored more than 60 books and hundreds of articles on Jewish mysticism, religious thought and philosophy.

He isthe first person since medieval times to have completed a full translation and commentary on the Babylonian Talmud, he said.

Engel added, As the nations preeminent library, it is truly an honor for Rabbi Steinsaltzs work to be housed in the Library of Congress.

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