NEW YORK, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aleph Society has announced that a Public Broadcast Service (PBS) interview with distinguished scholar, teacher, mystic and social critic, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, will be broadcast nationally on more than 250 local PBS affiliated networks. On Sunday, April 29th at 5:30pm EDT in New York, the segment will air on WNET Channel 13. The piece is now available to view online on the Religion & Ethics page on the PBS website. The highly acclaimed one-of-a-kind TV show hosted by veteran journalist, Bob Abernethy, examines religion's role and its ethical dimensions.
The segment features Rabbi Steinsaltz teaching a class in New York City as well as footage in the Steinsaltz Center in Jerusalem just before the Passover holiday began. The conversation also discussed his work, relationship to God, and the upcoming release of the historic and monumental new Steinsaltz English edition of the Koren Talmud Bavli.
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz has written over 60 books and hundreds of articles on the Talmud, Kabbalah and Chasidut. His works have been translated into English, Russian, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Italian, Chinese and Japanese. The Rabbi is most admired for a monumental project that took him 45 years to complete; the translation of the Babylonian Talmud into modern Hebrew. This historic achievement sparked the creation of the "Global Day of Jewish Learning" in its inaugural year in 2010, and will continue for a third annual international event on November 18.
The Aleph Society was established in 1988 to support Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz's mission to make the Talmud and other sources of Jewish knowledge accessible to all Jews. The organization also represents the central branch of his schools and educational centers throughout the world. The Aleph Society's projects provide all Jews direct access to Rabbi Steinsaltz's teachings, and as a result, tens of thousands of Jews are learning what it means to be Jewish, identifying with their people and obtaining full access to the richness of their heritage.
For more information, please visit www.steinsaltz.org
SOURCE The Aleph Society