December 27, 2020

REVIEW: Feasting and Fasting

Food writer Joel Haber suggests that by studying what Jews eat, with an eye both on kashrut observance and simple lived experience, we develop a greater appreciation for Jewish uniqueness and even a deeper relationship with the religion itself.
December 24, 2020

The BEST: Democracy Versus the Melting Pot

Helena Miller, for the Saks Bookshelves Project, on the progressive era’s legacy of cultural pluralism, and its meaning for contemporary religious society.
December 23, 2020

PODCAST: The COVID Vaccine and Halakha

In the TRADITION Podcast R. Yona Reiss explains the religious obligation to vaccinate against COVID-19 as part of halakha’s imperative to be vigilant in preserving and protecting human life.
December 22, 2020

Mourning Through a Glass Pane

Our editor Jeffrey Saks on what Jacob and Joseph, and the Chief Rabbi and Archbishop, teach us about parents suffering the tragic death of children.