Chaim Strauchler compares the recent discovery of an ancient stone path to modern roads that deliver people to mass-assembly sites. Based on these examples, he questions what would be required for a future aliya la-regel—and what steps would best lead us in that direction.
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.