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The Steinsaltz Archive

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The Steinsaltz Archive: Empowering Every Jew with a Vibrant Connection to Our Heritage.

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Over the course of his life, Rabbi Adin Even-Yisrael Steinsaltz repeatedly broke the language and the culture barrier when it came to Jewish education.

The mission of the Steinsaltz Archive Project is to preserve and digitize this Jewish national wealth of cultural, educational and historical treasure.

Physical materials currently available to be sorted and processed include:

  • 10,000 hours of audio recordings
  • 5,000 hours of video recordings
  • 7,000 articles and texts

 

Time is of the essence to capture many of these aging materials before they deteriorate to the point where preservation becomes impossible.

Preservation, however, is only the first step. Our goal is not just to create a repository of content, but to transform this content into a user-friendly, easily-consumable format that will place an informed Jewish identity within the reach of every member of our nation.

Additionally, in parallel to his prolific production of Jewish educational content, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz served in pivotal Jewish communal roles, intersecting with many of the events and personalities of modern Jewish history. The Steinsaltz Archive Project seeks to preserve existing primary sources such as Rabbi Steinsaltz’s correspondence with well-known figures as well as document eye-opening firsthand accounts of Rabbi Steinsaltz’s extensive activities on behalf of world Jewry.

The Steinsaltz Archive Project will serve:

  • Educators searching for direction, inspiration and unique pedagogical content
  • Historians seeking a first-person, insider view of the past 80 years of Jewish history
  • All curious, thinking Jews yearning to understand their heritage

In his lifetime, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz transformed Jewish education and identity. Through the Steinsaltz Archive, his monumental impact will continue, giving future generations a living, vibrant connection to the heritage of every Jew.

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