October 14, 2021

The BEST: Billy Joel’s “Vienna”

What lessons does Billy Joel’s song “Vienna” hold for our thinking about pursuing excellence in all realms? Isaac Selter hears in the song a teaching about balancing striving for dreams and aspirations along with trust in Divine help in this week’s “The BEST.”
October 11, 2021

REVIEW: Parshanei HaMikra

“Parshanei HaMikra,” a posthumous work by the late and lamented master teacher Dr. Avigail Rock, provides a broad historical perspective on biblical exegesis and makes the commentators come alive as sages who questioned and provided responses to spiritual dilemmas that occupy our minds and hearts until today. Yosefa (Fogel) Wruble reviews….
October 7, 2021

The BEST: The Gettysburg Address 

Avi Narrow-Tilonsky writes on The Gettysburg Address for The BEST: “As religious Jews, dedicated to religious piety and knowledge, the Gettysburg Address can serve as a reminder of values which we share with others—a basic unifying morality and the need to refer to our history as a source for these values.”
October 6, 2021

Glimpsing the Infinite in the Microscopic

Dr. John Loike, Rabbi Moshe D. Tendler’s student and longtime collaborator on over 25 papers in medical halakha, shares reminiscences about his special experiences with him that provide a glimpse into the late rabbi as a Torah scholar, scientist, and posek.