March 19, 2023

LETTER: The Interpretation of Dreams and Grain

Responding to Nava Finkelman’s recent essay, “Genesis Dream Pairs Revisited,” Ami Hordes points to the presence of the ambiguous word “shever” as a multi-valent hint to ideas that are lurking between the lines of the biblical Joseph story. Finkelman responds, adding deeper insight to the issues raised in her already compelling article.
March 16, 2023

Alt+SHIFT: Why Speak Hebrew?

What does the miraculous revival of Hebrew in the 20th century say about larger trends in Jewish life and nationhood? A new volume on Hebrew’s relationship to Jewish culture and scholarship, and the unlikely story of its reawakening, explores these questions from both historical and linguistic angles, and may make us question the implications of the state of Hebrew fluency among Anglo-Jewry today. Yitzchak Blau returns with a new installment of Alt+SHIFT.
March 13, 2023

The Rav’s Legacy

Proud of our historic association with the writings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik zt”l, TRADITION hosted an online forum in cooperation with on his 120th birthday, 12 Adar (March 5, 2023) – watch or listen to the archived audio and video recordings of those sessions. 
March 9, 2023


Does the rise of the Men's Seder suggest that Modern Orthodox men are lonely? Tzvi Sinensky answers yes, in this new TRADITIONS QUESTIONS column, arguing that alongside efforts to cultivate more entry points for women, Modern Orthodox communities must do more to meet our men's unique social and spiritual needs.