July 22, 2021

The BEST: Violence and the Sacred

Rene Girard argues that sacrifice channels violence into a sacred moment. A surrogate victim is chosen allowing a moment of deep catharsis. In this week’s “The BEST” Zissy Turner sees in “Violence and the Sacred” a framework within which to guide her student’s response to anti-Semitism.
July 19, 2021

REVIEW: The Snake at the Mouth of the Cave

Moshe Sokol’s new book, “The Snake at the Mouth of the Cave” offers new readings of Talmudic aggadot. Yitzchak Blau reviews…
July 15, 2021

The BEST: A Rumor of Angels

Peter L. Berger provides sociological language to explain the dangers of being a cognitive minority in an open society. Mijal Bitton explains that Berger’s “A Rumor of Angels” is “The Best,” because it offers methods by which religious believers might push back within a secular, intellectual world.
July 12, 2021

TORAH U-MADDA JOURNAL, vol. 18

TRADITION congratulates our editorial board member, Prof. David Shatz, on the publication of “The Torah U-Madda Journal,” vol. 18, the final issue to appear under his distinguished 21-year editorship of the journal.
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