December 16, 2020

Our Da’as Torah Figure

R. Yona Reiss remembers the late Rav Gedalia Dov Schwartz zt”l as a brilliant and brave spokesman for integrity and humanity in pesak halakha.
December 15, 2020

The Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter in Medieval Jewish Thought

Look heavenward this coming Monday to witness the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. Jeremy Brown reports on how various Rishonim understood this astronomical rarity – and hopes it might be a good omen for our pandemic age.
December 13, 2020

Hanukka in Hazal

In this TRADITION classic from our archives: Gerald Blidstein offers possible explanations for Hazal’s suppression of the Jewish Hellenizers in the Hanukka story.
December 10, 2020

The BEST: After Virtue

Michael J. Harris, writing for The BEST's R. Sacks Bookshelves Series, introduces our readers to Alasdair MacIntyre's groundbreaking work of moral philosophy.