May 13, 2021

The BEST: The Taming of the Shrew

In “The BEST” Asher Oser reads Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” and considers points of contrast with Megillat Ruth’s depiction of marriage and relationships built on trust and kindness.
May 10, 2021

Akdamut: An Alphabet of Eleventh-Century Ashkenaz

Aton M. Holzer carefully reads the Shavuot hymn Akdamut and discovers a great deal about the intellectual life, thought, influences, polemics, spoken language, and Jewish life in Ashkenaz before the First Crusade.
May 6, 2021

The BEST: Our Town

Suzanne Socken considers Thorton Wilder’s classic play “Our Town” as a musar text in this week’s installment of “The BEST”
May 3, 2021

Shemitta Archives

Starting to think about the upcoming Shemitta, and timed with this week’s Parashat Behar, dive into related articles in the TRADITION Archives…