Great work is involved not only in writing one more Talmud volume.
When I deal with the Talmud, or build an educational institution in Jerusalem, or go to Russia for the same purpose, I am doing one and the same thing.
I am trying to preserve the chance, the possibility that the “remnant of Israel” not be lost – not only externally, but also internally.
And in order that the remnant of Israel not be lost, we must keep the routes open for all the remnants of Israel, so that It will still be possible to communicate, to talk and to understand, and that the words will still reverberate in the listeners heart.
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz