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About Shefa

is a center of intellectual inquiry that confronts the pressing issues facing Israel, the Diaspora, and the world today. Similar to its visionary founder, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, Shefa is a crossroads of tradition and modernity, science and spirituality, past and present. Shefa’s guiding ethos is the pursuit of knowledge. With knowledge there is illumination, renaissance, and foremost continuity.

Rabbi Even Israel Steinsaltz

Renowned author, revered spiritual leader, innovator, legendary Talmudic scholar, educator, pioneer; Rabbi Adin Even Israel Steinsaltz is an amalgamation of knowledge, talents, and characteristics. The Rabbi has dedicated his life to the pursuit of knowledge culminating in the monumental translation and commentary of the Babylonian Talmud into modern vernacular……

The Steinsaltz Talmud
The Babylonian Talmud is the most encompassing account of the history and culture of the Jewish people. Composed by hundreds of thousands of Jewish sages in a millennium-long process, the 45 volumes of the Steinsaltz Gemara are a gateway to the daily lives, aspirations, dreams, and prayers of our ancestors -- the ultimate expression of the Jewish spirit.
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