Surveying a recent issue of the Hebrew periodical “Deot,” Yitzchak Blau continues to “translate” contemporary Hebrew commentary on communal concerns in our Alt+SHIFT series. In this installment he looks at writers who question the effectiveness of merging conservative cultural thought and Religious Zionism.
TRADITION 54:3 (Summer 2022), with a special section on Jewish Universalism, has just been released as an open-access issue. Also in this issue: The curious case of Prozbul's disappearance and reemergence; cannabis kashrut questions; R. Esriel Hildesheimer on women's Torah education; the relationship between fear and trust in Tanakh and classical commentaries; and book reviews. Peruse the Table of Contents and start reading this particularly engaging installment of the Journal of Orthodox Jewish Thought.
TRADITION’s seasonal roundup of noteworthy new titles in Jewish studies and learning, with offerings on the case for Orthodoxy, the philosophy of the Siddur and of the Shalosh Regalim, 13th-century Jewish moral lessons, and more.
In this week’s Alt+SHIFT, “translating” trends in Israeli intellectual life from right to left, Yitzchak Blau presents ideas from Chaim Navon’s Jewish critique of postmodernism’s most deleterious effects of civilization. We each choose our own destiny, but we attempt to abandon our “communities of fate” at our own peril.