June 17, 2021

The BEST: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

In which a book about Zen and motorcycles is less about either of those and turns out to be more of a Musar work reminding us to aim for Quality in our life and service of God. Todd Berman reads a contemporary classic in this week’s the BEST.
June 14, 2021

REVIEW: Rabbenu Tam

Today, 4 Tammuz (June 14), marks the 850th yahrzeit of Rabbenu Tam. Pinchas Roth’s review of Rami Reiner’s new book draws our attention to important new scholarship on the interpretation, halakhic legacy, and controversies of a monumental figure whose rulings and readings continue to impact Jewish law until the present day.
June 13, 2021

PODCAST: Eric Lawee’s “Rashi’s Commentary”

Eric Lawee and Jeffrey Saks consider how Rashi’s Torah commentary came to occupy its singular place in Jewish learning, and if it was inevitable or not – in the TRADITION Podcast.
June 10, 2021

The BEST: The Body Keeps the Score

Contemporary therapeutic wisdom about trauma offers insights to our post-COVID lives shows Noah Cheses in this week’s The BEST.