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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz - Curriculum Vitae

Honors

1971 - Abramowitz-Zeitlin Award for a series of articles on contemporary Jewry

1986 - Marcus Katz Award, awarded by Israel's President

1988 - Israel Prize for the Steinsaltz edition of the Talmud

1991 - Honorary Ph.D., Yeshiva University

             Medal of Honor, the Prime Minister of Italy

1994 - Paris Mayor's Medal

             Membership, the Order of Art and Literature of the French Ministry of Culture

1995 - Honorary Ph.D., Ben Gurion University

             Appointment as Duchovny Ravin - Spiritual Leader of Soviet Jewry

1996 - Honorary Ph.D., Bar Ilan University

1999 - Honorary Ph.D., Brandeis University

2002 - Zalman Shazar Memorial Prize

2005 - Honorary Ph.D., Florida International University



Academic and Other Appointments


1975 - Founding Member and Board Member, Pardes Institute

1976 - Research Fellow, Yale University (Divinity School)

1977 - Board Member, Gesher

1980 - Member of the Committee for Curriculum Planning for State Schools, the Israel

             Ministry of Education

1981 - Terry Lectures, Yale University

1982 - Scholar-in-Residence, Princeton University Institute for Advanced Studies

1987 - Global Forum for Spiritual and Religious Leaders, Oxford University

1988 - Guest Lecturer, Space Research Department of the Soviet Academy of Sciences

1988 - Guest Lecturer, Oxford University

1989 - Chairman of the Board, Jewish University of St. Petersburg

1990 - Scholar-in-Residence, The Woodrow Wilson Center

1993 - Guest Lecturer, Melbourne University

1994 - Guest Lecturer, Sorbonne University

1996 - Guest Lecturer at the Academies and Universities of Beijing, Shanghai, and

             Nanjing, the People's Republic of China

1997 - Thanksgiving World Advisor, Center for World Thanksgiving

1997-2005 - Board Member, the Joint Distribution Committee

1998 - Professor, the Institute for Mediterranean Studies at the University of Lugano

1999 - Guest Lecturer, Capetown University

2000 - Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders at the

             United Nations

2001-2005 - Senior Research Scholar, Center for the Study of Science and Religion at

                      Columbia University

2004 - World Symposium of Catholic Cardinals and Jewish Leaders

2007- Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Science and Religion, Columbia University

 

Institutions Founded

1965 - The Israel Institute for Talmudic Publications

1975 - Shefa Institute

1984 - The Mekor Haim Educational Institutions, Jerusalem

1988 - The Aleph Society (NY, London, Melbourne, and Israel)

1989 - Lamed: The National Jewish Teachers' Organization in the CIS

1990 - The Free Jewish University in Moscow

1994 - Institute for Jewish Leadership Training in the CIS

1999 - Yeshivat Hesder, Tekoa

 

Selected Publications

In addition to the books listed below, Rabbi Steinsaltz has published over 600 articles from 1956 to the present, on a great variety of topics, including: Bible and Talmud studies, Jewish mysticism, science, Torah and science, art literature, zoology, sociology, education, psychology, politics, philosophy, social behaviors, science fiction, and many others. Many of his books and articles have been translated into other languages, including Chinese, Dutch, English, French, Georgian, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talmud

 

The Babylonian Talmud, vocalized, punctuated, and translated, with commentary

 

Hebrew (Koren Publishers, Jerusalem)

 

45 volumes (the entire Talmud)

 

Small format ("pocket") edition: Volumes issued in pace with large edition

 

 

 

 

The Vilna-Steinsaltz Edition of the Talmud: The traditional Vilna Talmud pages on one side of the page, and the special features of the Steinsaltz Talmud on the other Volumes issued in pace with the Babylonian Talmud

 

 

 

 

The Talmud - The Steinsaltz Edition

 

English (Random House, NY, 1989-2000)

 

Bava Metzia, Vol. I-VI

 

Ketubot, Vol. I-VI

 

Ta'anit, Vol. I-II (the entire tractate)

 

Sanhedrin, Vol. I-VII

 

 

 

 

The Talmud - The Steinsaltz Edition

 

French (Ramsay, Paris); volumes to date: 20

 

Bava Metzia, Vol. I-IV

 

Brachot, Vol. I-IV

 

Ketubot, Vol. I-II

 

Ta'anit

 

Succah, Vol. I

 

Sanhedrin, Vol. I-II

 

Sota, Vol I

 

(in preparation: Bava Metzia, Vol. V; Succah, Vol. II; Sota, Vol. II; Gittin; Pesachim)

 

 

 

 

The Talmud - The Steinsaltz Edition

 

Russian (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)

 

Bava Metzia

 

Ta'anit

 

Anthology of Aggadah, Vol. I-II

 

 

 

 

The Talmud - The Steinsaltz Edition

 

Spanish (first volume, Brachot I, in preparation)

 

 

 

 

The Jerusalem Talmud, vocalized, punctuated, and translated, with commentary

 

Hebrew (Milta Books, Jerusalem)

 

Tractate Pe'ah (available also in small format)

 

 

 

 

The Talmud - The Steinsaltz Edition: A Reference Guide

 

English (Random House, NY; both hard- and soft-cover editions) 1989

 

French (Ramsay, Paris) 1994

 

Hebrew (Keter Publications, Jerusalem) 1984

 

Russian (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow) 1993

 

Spanish (in preparation)

 

 

 

 

The Essential Talmud

 

English (Basic Books, NY, 1976, reprinted by Jason Aronson, NJ), Thirtieth Anniversary Edition, 2006 

 

French (Albin Michel, Paris) 1987

 

German (Morascha, Switzerland) 1995

 

Hebrew (Domino Books, Jerusalem) 1977

 

Italian (La Giuntina, Florence) 2000

 

Portuguese (A. Koogan, Rio de Janeiro) 1989

 

Russian (Institute for Jewish Studies in the CIS) 1993

 

Spanish (Ediciones Aurora, Buenos Aires, Argentina) 1995

 

Swedish (Bokfrlaget Nya Doxa, Stockholm) 1996

 

 

 

 

Treasures of the Talmud (General editor, Serguei Averintsev)

 

Russian (Institute for Jewish Studies in the CIS)

 

Volumes to date: 2

 

 

 

 

Talmudic Images

 

English (Jason Aronson, NJ) 1998

 

German (Morascha, Switzerland) 1996

 

Hebrew (Misrad Habitachon, Tel Aviv) 1987

 

Russian (Institute for Jewish Studies in the CIS) 1996

 

 

 

 

 

Jewish Mysticism

 

 

 

 

Initials and Abbreviations in Chasidic and Kabbalistic Literature

 

Hebrew (Sifriyati, Tel Aviv) 1968

 

 

 

 

Sefer HaKen (Editor), marking 150 years since the demise of Rabbi Scheur Zalman of Lyady

 

Hebrew (Kiryat Sefer Publications, Israel) 1969

 

 

 

 

The Rebbe: Thirty Years of Presidency (Co-editor: Rabbi Hanoch Glitzenstein)

 

Hebrew (Kfar Habad) 1980

 

 

 

 

The Long Shorter Way: Discourses on Chasidic Thought (Editor and translator: Yehuda Hanegbi)

 

English (Jason Aronson, NJ) 1988

 

 

 

 

The Sustaining Utterance: Discourses on Chasidic Thought (Editor and translator: Yehuda Hanegbi

 

English (Jason Aronson, NJ) 1989

 

Russian (Institute for Jewish Studies in the CIS) 1996

 

Portugese (Maayanot) 2009

 

 

 

 

The Thirteen Petalled Rose

 

Dutch (Uitgevrej Karnak, Amsterdam) 1983

 

English (Basic Books, 1980; reprinted by Jason Aronson, NY) 2006

 

French (Albin Michel, Paris) 1989

 

German (in preparation)

 

Hebrew (Milta Books, Jerusalem) 1998

 

Italian (La Giuntina, Florence) 2001

 

Portuguese (Ma'ayanot, Rio de Janeiro) 1992

 

Russian (Institute for Jewish Studies in the CIS) 1985, 1989, 1990, 1993

 

 

 

 

In the Beginning: Discourses on Chasidic Thought (Editor and translator: Yehuda Hanegbi)

 

English (Jason Aronson, NJ) 1992

 

 

 

 

The Tales of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav (formerly Beggars and Prayers)

 

English (Basic Books, 1979; Jason Aronson, NJ) 1993

 

French (Le Mantre du Prire, Albin Michel, Paris) 1996

 

Hebrew (Dvir, Tel Aviv) 1981

 

Russian (Institute for Jewish Studies in the CIS) 1998

 

 

 

 

The Candle of God: Discourses on Chasidic Thought (Editor and translator: Yehuda Hanegbi)

 

English (Jason Aronson, NJ) 1999

 

 

 

 

The Seven Lights: On the Major Jewish Festivals (Co-author: Josy Eisenberg)

 

English (Jason Aronson, NJ) 2000

 

 

 

 

Commentary on the Tanya

 

Hebrew (Milta Books, Jerusalem) 1991 - Present

 

Vol. I - Chapters 1-12

 

Vol. II - Chapters 13-26

 

Vol. III - Chapters 27-37

 

Vol. IV - Chapters 38-44

 

Vol. V - Chapters 45-53

 

Vol. VI - Iggeret Hateshuvah

 

Vol. VII - Shaar Hayechut V'Ha'emunah

 

Vols. VIII-X - Iggeret Hakodesh

 

English (Vol. I - Opening the Tanya: Discovering the Moral and Mystical Teachings of a Classic Work of Kabbalah, Jossey-Bass: Wiley, CA, 2003; Vol. II - Learning From the Tanya: Volume Two in the Definitive Commentary on the Moral and Mystical Teachings of a Classic Work of Kabbalah, Jossey-Bass: Wiley, CA, August 2005; Vol. III - Understanding the Tanya: Volume Three in the Definitive Commentary on a Classic Work of Kabbalah by the World's Foremost Authority. Jossey-Bass: Wiley, CA, 2007; Vol. IV in preparation)

 

French (in preparation)

 

 

 

 

 



Bible

 

 

 

 

Midrash Haggadol on Leviticus (by Rabbi David bar Amram Ha'Adani; from manuscripts, with introduction, textual variants, and comments)

 

Hebrew (Mossad HaRav Kook, Jerusalem) 1976

 

 

 

 

Biblical Commentary in Medieval Responsa

 

Hebrew (Keter Publications, Jerusalem) 1978

 

 

 

 

Tractate Sefer Torah

 

Hebrew (Milta Books, Jerusalem) 1984

 

 

 

 

Les 5 Meguillot, with illustrations by Yitzhak Tordjman

 

French and English (ERF, Paris) 1990

 

 

 

 

Biblical Images

 

English (Basic Books), Expanded new version (Jason Aronson, NJ) 1994

 

French (Menorah, Paris) 1990

 

German (Morascha, Switzerland) 1996

 

Hebrew (Misrad Habitachon) in two volumes: Men of the Bible and Women of the Bible, 1984

 

Japanese (Tuttle Mori) 1984

 

Russian (Institute for Jewish Studies in the CIS) 1995

 

 

 

 

La Femme Vaillante (The Woman of Valor), with drawings by Yitzhak Tordjman

 

English (Martte, Paris) 1994

 

French (Martte, Paris) 1993

 

Hebrew (in preparation)

 

 

 

 

Tehillim (Psalms)

 

Hebrew (Milta, Jerusalem) 2005

 

English (Milta, Jerusalem) 2005

 

 

 

 

 

Jewish Thought and Practice

 

 

 

 

Reshafim Periodical

 

Hebrew, 1956-1963

 

 

 

 

Judaism

 

Hebrew (The Israel Government School of Tourism) 1966/1982

 

 

 

 

The Passover Haggadah

 

Hebrew (Carta, Jerusalem) 1979/1998

 

English (Carta, Jerusalem) 1983; new edition in preparation

 

 

 

 

Pete HaDorot

 

Hebrew (Kfar Habad) 1983

 

 

 

 

Teshuvah: A Guide for the Newly Observant Jew

 

English (Macmillan - The Free Press) 1987

 

French (Albin Michel, Paris)

 

Hebrew (Domino Press, Jerusalem) 1982

 

Portuguese (Ma'ayanot, Rio de Janeiro) 1994

 

 

 

 

The Sociology of Ignorance (Co-author: Amos Funkenstein)

 

Hebrew (Misrad Habitachon, Tel Aviv) 1988

 

Russian (Institute for Jewish Studies in the CIS) 1997

 

 

 

 

The Strife of the Spirit: A Collection of Essays

 

English (Jason Aronson, NJ) 1988

 

Portuguese (in preparation)

 

 

 

 

Le Chandelier d'Or

 

French (Martte, Paris; edited and translated by Rabbi Josy Eisenberg) 1993

 

English (The Lamp of God, Jason Aronson, NJ) 2000