Reviewing Book Reviews

Tradition Online | November 4, 2021

Revisit the many book reviews published in TRADITION and on TraditionOnline in the last half-year…

TRADITION’s 2021 Editorial Board Book Endorsements

Eric Lawee, Rashi’s Commentary on the Torah: Canonization and Resistance in the Reception of a Jewish Classic (Oxford University Press), reviewed by David Berger

Yitzhak (Isadore) Twersky, Law and Spirit in Medieval Jewish Thought [Hebrew], edited by Carmi Horowitz (Merkaz Zalman Shazar), reviewed by Jeffrey R. Woolf

Moshe Koppel, Judaism Straight Up: Why Real Religion Endures (Maggid Books), reviewed by Chaim Strauchler

Zev Eleff, Authentically Orthodox: A Tradition-Bound Faith in American Life (Wayne State University Press), reviewed by Yaakov Bieler 

Yitz Greenberg and Modern Orthodoxy: The Road Not Taken, edited by Adam Ferziger, Miri Freud-Kandel, and Steven Bayme (Academic Studies Press), reviewed by David Wolkenfeld

Avigail Rock, Parshanei HaMikra (Maggid Publications), reviewed by Yosefa Wruble

Mitchell First, Roots & Rituals: Insights into Hebrew, Holidays, and History and Links to Our Legacy: Insights into Hebrew, History, and Liturgy (Kodesh Press), reviewed by David Curwin

Emmanuel Navon, The Star and the Scepter: A Diplomatic History of Israel (Jewish Publication Society), reviewed by Sruli Fruchter.

Adin Even-Yisrael Steinsaltz, Pirkei Avot [A Hebrew Commentary on Avot] (Merkaz Steinsaltz & Koren Publishers), reviewed by Marina Zilbergerts

Moshe Sokol, The Snake at The Mouth of the Cave: Exploring Talmudic Narratives (Touro College), reviewed by Yitzchak Blau

Idan Dershowitz, The Valediction of Moses: A Proto-Biblical Book (Mohr Siebeck), reviewed by Yoel Bin-Nun

Avraham (Rami) Reiner, Rabbenu Tam: Parshanut, Halakha, Pulmus [Hebrew] (Bar-Ilan University Press), reviewed by Pinchas Roth

Arthur Arnheim and Chava Turniansky, Yiddish Letters from the Seventeenth-Century World of Glikl Hamel (Magnes Press), reviewed by Rivkah Blau 

Shayna Goldberg, What Do You Really Want?: Trust and Fear in Decision Making at Life’s Crossroads and in Everyday Living (Maggid Books), reviewed by Yitzchak Blau

Yehuda Herzl Henkin, Mahalakhim ba-Mikra: Sugyot ba-Torah mi-Beriat HaOlam ve-ad Matan Torah [Hebrew] (Maggid Books), reviewed by Yaakov Bieler 

Bound in the Bond of Life: Pittsburgh Writers Reflect on the Tree of Life Tragedy, edited by Beth Kissileff and Eric Lidji (Univerity of Pittsburgh Press, 2020), reviewed by Sarah Rudolph

New & Noteworthy Books: Summer 2021 | Fall 2021

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