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.