April 23, 2023

REVIEW: The Souls of the World of Chaos

Originally published in 1913, Rav Kook’s short essay “The Souls of the World of Chaos” was a response to the young Russian Jewish immigrants to Eretz Yisrael, those ideological pioneers espousing socialism while rebelling against religious tradition—“a young generation who, in their wild idealism and relentless search for unbridled freedom, had thrown off what they perceived as the shackles of religion.” Steven Gotlib introduces us to Bezalel Naor’s edition of this important essay—Naor’s latest installment in his growing body of elucidated translations of Rav Kook’s writing.
April 20, 2023

TRADITION QUESTIONS: Orthodox Influencers’ Influence

“Tradition Questions” returns with Zissy Turner’s influential inquiry into Orthodox “Influencers.” What is gained and lost with the cadre of social media mavens, mainly women, to whom large swaths of our community have granted influence? 
April 16, 2023

PODCAST: We Read the Rav to Know We Are Not Alone

Our editor, Jeffrey Saks, offers this audio version of his Editor’s Note introducing TRADITION’s special issue on the thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik zt”l. In Saks’ essay, “We Read the Rav to Know We Are Not Alone in Loneliness,” he shares his own personal encounter with the Rav’s writings at a pivotal moment in his religious development. 
April 9, 2023

Mrs. Soloveitchik

As we mark the Rav's 30th yahrzeit today (18 Nisan) we also remember his wife, Dr. Tonya Soloveitchik, "A woman of great courage, sublime dignity, total commitment, and uncompromising truthfulness." Read the biographical sketch penned by their daughter, Dr. Tovah Lichtenstein, about her mother's contributions to Jewish education.
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