Steinsaltz on life in technicolor and the vitality of messianism

Decrying pomposity and “frozen decorum,” Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz in his Passover message this year argues that innovation and novel interpretation at the Seder night is an ideal, and that the text of the Haggada cries out for participants to proffer their own input and understanding.

This exhortation for a dynamic approach to Jewish life is entirely typical of a man who has spent his years writing on every aspect of Judaism, disseminating knowledge – Jewish and otherwise – in various educational networks and producing his monumental elucidation of the entire Babylonian Talmud.


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