February 27, 2020

The BEST: Gustav Mahler: Symphonies 1-6

The BEST: Gustav Mahler: Symphonies 1-6 by Yaakov Beasley SUMMARY: The third movement of Gustav Mahler’s First Symphony (“The Titan”) begins with a familiar tune – […]
February 24, 2020

Book Review: The Aggada of the Bavli and Its Cultural World

Book Review: The Aggada of the Bavli and Its Cultural World Yitzchak Blau Several academics have made significant contributions to our understanding of Talmudic aggadot. In […]
February 20, 2020

The BEST: Till We Have Faces

The BEST: C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold (1956) Mark Gottlieb Summary: Till We Have Faces is based on the myth of Cupid […]
February 17, 2020

Book Review: Praying Legally

Shalom E. Holtz, Praying Legally (Brown Judaic Studies, 2019) Reviewed by Shawn Zelig Aster “When people prayed in biblical Israel and in the ancient Near East, […]
February 13, 2020

The BEST: Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective

The BEST: Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective Reviewed by Shira Hecht-Koller Summary: Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective at MASS MoCA is a landmark installation […]
February 10, 2020

Open Access: Summer 2019

Open Access: Summer 2019 With the approaching release of TRADITION’s Winter 2020 issue, our Summer 2019 has now jumped over the paywall and is open access […]
February 6, 2020

The BEST: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

The BEST: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks Reviewed by Yitzchak Blau Summary: In The Man […]
February 3, 2020

New and Noteworthy Books Received

Norman Lebrecht, Genius & Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World, 1847-1947 (Scribner) The recent controversial NY Times op-ed which drew on this book should not discourage […]
January 30, 2020

The BEST: Star Trek: The Original Series 

The BEST: Star Trek: The Original Series  Created by Gene Roddenberry by Aryeh Klapper Summary: Star Trek: The Original Series was a science fiction television program which aired between […]
January 27, 2020

Reconstructing Yirat Shamayim

Reconstructing Yirat Shamayim Yaakov Bieler Over the twenty-five years since the publication of Prof. Haym Soloveitchik’s essay, “Rupture and Reconstruction: The Transformation of Contemporary Orthodoxy,” the […]