Nicolae Steinhardt: A Jewish Convert to Orthodoxy

Nicolae Steinhardt (July 12, 1912 - March 29, 1989) was a Romanian writer, Orthodox hermit and father confessor. Early life He was born in Pantelimon commune, near Bucharest, from a Jewish father and a Romanian mother. His father was an engineer, architect and decorated World War I participant (following the Battle of M?r??ti). Due to his lineage from his father side, he was to be subject to anti-semitic discrimination during the fascist governments of World War II Romania. Between 1919 and 1929, he attended Spiru Haret primary school and college in Bucharest, where, despite his background, he was taught Religion by a Christian priest. … [Read more...]