The Talmud: The Steinsaltz Edition

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The Steinsaltz Edition is a Hebrew translation of the Babylonian Talmud, that has a literal direct translation of the Talmud along with halacha summaries and commentaries by Torah Scholar Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. The translation started in 1965 and was completed in late 2010. Between 1989 and 1999 Random House published a small number of volumes in English,[1] and a new printing by Koren Publishers Jerusalem began to re-release volumes in 2012, including an edition with full-color illustrations.

The Hebrew edition contains the standard text of the Talmud with vowels and punctuation in the middle of the page.[2] The margins contain the standard Rashi and tosafot commentaries, as well as Steinsaltz's own translation of the Talmud text into modern Hebrew with his elucidation.[3] Steinsaltz has also recently published an electronic version of the Hebrew edition on DVD.[4]


  1. ^ "Steinsaltz edition of the Talmud". Retrieved 2008-08-04. [dead link]
  2. ^ Reich, Walter (7 January 1990). "Opening the Book of Rabbinical Wisdom". Washington Post. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Richard N. Ostling; Marlin Levin (1988-01-18). "Giving The Talmud to the Jews". Time magazine. Retrieved 2008-10-17. 
  4. ^ "Mercaz Steinsaltz" (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2008-08-04. 

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