May 20, 2021

The BEST: Beyond Culture 

Joe Kanofsky, writing for “The BEST,” reintroduces us to Lionel Trilling’s “examination of life by aesthetic categories” which help the reader detach from “the habits of thought and feeling that the larger culture imposes… giving him a ground and vantage point from which to judge and condemn, and perhaps revise, the culture which produced him.”
May 16, 2021

Remembering Rabbi Lamm

Join us for a program in memory of TRADITION’s founding editor, Rabbi Norman lamm z”l, on his first yahrzeit.
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.