About the project
The Israel Institute for Talmudic Publications was founded by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz to make sacred texts like the Talmud accessible to students of all ages and Jewish backgrounds. Through the institute, Rabbi Steinsaltz, with a team of eight researchers and administrators, has published 38 volumes (out of an anticipated 46) of the Steinsaltz Edition of the Talmud–a monumental commentary and English translation of the Talmud that he began in 1967 and has become his passion and magnum opus. Approximately two million volumes of the Steinsaltz Talmud can be found in personal and institutional libraries around the world. The Talmud project has been described as the most important Jewish publication endeavor of the 20th Century. Rabbi Steinsaltz received the Israel Prize in 1988.