Responding to a recent feature on G.K. Chesterton’s “Orthodoxy,” Yitzchak Blau draws our attention to some additional aspects of that great essayist’s words which offer a sense of the power of Chesterton’s prose and the keenness of his insight.
For Parashat Kedoshim read Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg’s “Of Love, Holiness, and the Other” (Winter 2021). The renowned educator and author explores themes in the “morality of aspiration” as a path to holiness, especially as it should guide interpersonal relationships.
In this TRADITION Podcast authors from our R. Sacks Bookshelves Project discuss why R. Sacks read and quoted the books that he did and the role those works played in his leadership and philosophy. They look at some common themes emerging from the project and the optimistic view of humanity with which R. Sacks leaves us, his readers and disciples.
Does R. Soloveitchik’s newly published “Jewish Sovereignty and the Redemption of the Shekhina” (TRADITION, Winter 2021) provide a new data point in unraveling his views on the religious meaning of the State of Israel? Aton Holzer speculates…