Steinsaltz Completes Hebrew Translation of the Talmud

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Forty-five years after beginning his monumental quest to translate the Babylonian Talmud into from its archaic Aramaic into contemporary Hebrew, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz has completed the task.

The completion of this feat was marked on Sunday with the Global Day of Jewish learning.

Rabbi Adin SteinsaltzCredit: Tomer Appelbaum

The six-continent event kicked off with a life broadcast of Steinsaltz completing the final words of the translation.

Steinsaltz began the project in 1965 at the age of 27, striving to make the Talmud more readable for the Jewish public.

His text puts vowels on the Aramaic words and his translation includes extensive commentary.

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