Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz is the author of works bringing traditional Torah scholarship and Hasidic thought to a contemporary audience. He lives in Jerusalem.


Articles by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

Kippot, Hats and Head Coverings: A Traditionalist View

How and when a Jew covers his or her head is a spiritual declaration and a nuanced social statement.

Non-fixed Fast Days

Judaism has communal fasts that are not on the yearly calendar and numerous occasions when individuals may choose to fast.

Fast Days: Synagogue Laws & Customs

Fast days are acknowledged in the synagogue liturgy.

Fast Days for Repentance & Atonement

The Jewish calendar has a number of such days in addition to Yom Kippur.

The Rabbis’ Shabbat Part I: Prohibitions

The rabbis of antiquity used prohibitions to shape a Shabbat experience in which creative activity is set aside to make time for matters of the spirit. First of two parts.

The Rabbis’ Shabbat II: Enjoyment and Spiritual Fulfillment

The Rabbis used requirements and prohibitions to shape a Shabbat experience in which creative activity is set aside to make time for matters of the spirit. Second of two parts.