Thinking about work, the great resignation. or your empty office building? Erica Brown opens Ecclesiastes for perspectives on the limits of work and what we seek to gain from our professional lives in the first place. Read more on Kohelet and quiet quitting in advance of Sukkot.
Todd Berman joins the TRADITION Podcast to discuss his essay exploring a 6-decade-old critique launched by R. Eliezer Berkovits on Dr. Abraham J. Heschel’s “Theology of Divine Pathos.” With Jeffrey Saks he explores the underpinnings of the original debate between Berkovits and Heschel; how the Orthodox community’s reception of those ideas has evolved in perhaps surprising ways over the decades; and what aroused his interest in this old episode which turns out to be still quite relevant to contemporary Jewish thought.
Twenty years ago Israel ranked 28th in the world in proportional live kidney donations. By 2020, the WHO ranked Israel the world leader in altruistic live donor kidney transplants How did this come about and how did attitudes particularly within the religious community change? Apparently, a few good and dedicated people can change the world.
During these 10 Days of Teshuva we mark 50 years since the Yom Kippur War. TRADITION's most recent issue contains a cluster of articles and essays exploring the theological, national, and communal impact of that nearly calamitous episode in modern Jewish history on the State of Israel, world Jewry, and on Religious Zionism. Sample open-access content by R. Yehuda Amital zt”l and R. Haim Sabato. Join TRADITION readers for a special in-person event in Jerusalem this Wednesday exploring our special issue in advance of Yom Kippur.