Adin Steinsaltz (born 1937, Jerusalem) is a Chabad Hasid and the author of the first modern comprehensive Babylonian Talmud commentary. In Israel he now goes by his Hebrew name, Even Yisrael ("Stone (of) Israel").
Rabbi Steinsaltz founded the Israel Institute for Talmudic Publications. Under its aegis, he has published to date 58 books on the Talmud, Jewish mysticism, religious thought, sociology, historical biography, and philosophy. He teaches at Mayanot in Jerusalem.
In 1988, he was awarded the Israel Prize, Israel's highest honor.
He has received honorary Ph.D. degrees from Yeshiva University, Bar Ilan University, and Ben Gurion University.
Some scholars have been critical of his achievements.
Jacob Neusner, How Adin Steinsaltz Misrepresents the Talmud. Four False Propositions from his “Reference Guide.” Atlanta, 1998: Scholars Press for South Florida Studies in the History of Judaism.
See also: Talmud, Hasidic Judaism