Sanhedrin Elects Nasi

Over the past few weeks there have been new developments with the re-established Sanhedrin. The newest event was the election of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz as the Nasi, or President. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Steinsaltz, he is a Kabbalist rabbi who is also a prolific author, publishing approximately fifty-eight works to date. These include such works as:

  • The Thirteen Petalled Rose
  • The Essential Talmud
  • We Jews : Who Are We and What Should We Do
  • The Steinsaltz Talmud (his most noted, ongoing achievement)

Rabbi Steinsaltz also founded the Israel Institute for Talmudic Publications. Newsweek Magazine is quoted as saying:

“Jewish lore is filled with tales of formidable rabbis. Probably none living today can compare in genius and influence to Adin Steinsaltz, whose extraordinary gifts as scholar, teacher, scientist, writer, mystic and social critic have attracted disciples from all factions of Israeli society.”

Subsequent postings will detail events as they progress.

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