December 30, 2021

The BEST: One of Us

Sarah Golubtchik finds in Eric Bazilian’s song “One of Us” a positive theological exercise with potential to deeply impact the development of one’s religious persona.
December 28, 2021

New and Noteworthy Books

TRADITION’s seasonal roundup of noteworthy new titles in Jewish studies and learning.
December 26, 2021

REVIEW: A Guide of the Guide

A new Guide to the “Guide of the Perplexed” offers much to students of Rambam’s enduring classic – and is a cause to reconsider why each generation’s perplexed keep returning to that 12th-century text. Daniel Korobkin review’s Ben Zion Katz’s new “Student’s Companion to The Guide of the Perplexed.”
December 23, 2021

The BEST: Self-Reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Self-Reliance” is an enduring and eloquent examination of that most American of virtues: individualism. Since the essential human being is the private self, how do we square the essay's teachings with a religious life of community and contribution to the other? Jeffrey Saks re-reads “Self-Reliance,” with its echoes in the Rav and the Reb, in this week’s The BEST.