June 29, 2023

TRADITION’s 2023 Book Endorsements – Part II

TRADITION concludes this year’s installment of our Editorial Board’s selections for recommended summer reading. Read the second round of recommendations and peruse previous lists of TRADITION’s Summer Book Endorsements for 2020, 2021, and 2022. Congratulations to Sammy Groner of Yonkers, NY, for first correctly predicting the highest number of books to appear on this year’s list.
June 26, 2023

TRADITION’s 2023 Book Endorsements

TRADITION continues its yearly tradition of turning to our esteemed editorial board for endorsements for summer reading. Some of the picks could easily be predicted, others are quite surprising, all are worthy of your attention. Read the first of two installments.
June 22, 2023


Chaim Strauchler calls for more halakhic questions on gun ownership as he discusses the emergence of Jewish gun clubs and their roots in Jewish thought—this week in Tradition Questions. 
June 20, 2023

Debating Maus

Israeli illustrator Shay Charka explains how Art Spiegelman’s “Maus” liberated Jewish culture by appropriating anti-Semitic stereotypes: “Spiegelman’s most significant contribution to the rehabilitation of the Jewish spirit after millennia of persecution culminating in the Holocaust is specifically through his depictions of Jews as mice.” While a Missouri School Board debates banning "Maus," we revisit this post which originally appeared in TraditionOnline's "The BEST" series.