December 12, 2019

The BEST: “Thinking, Fast and Slow”

THE BEST: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman Reviewed by Chaim Strauchler Summary: Thinking, Fast and Slow examines how we, as human beings, think. The […]
December 10, 2019

Book Review: Studying Hasidism

Book Review: Studying Hasidism: Sources, Methods, Perspectives, edited by Marcin Wodzinski (Rutgers University Press), 303 pp. Reviewed by Zvi Leshem Just when we thought that Marcin […]
December 5, 2019

The BEST: “Everyone Brave Is Forgiven” by Christopher Cleave

The Best: Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Christopher Cleave Erica Brown Summary: Set in Malta and England during the Blitz, Everyone Brave Is Forgiven is a […]
December 3, 2019

A “Rupture and Reconstruction” Primer

A “Rupture and Reconstruction” Primer The TRADITION podcast continues to explore topics from our symposium on the 25th anniversary of Prof. Haym Soloveitchik’s “Rupture and Reconstruction: […]
December 2, 2019

Rupture on RZ Weekly

Our friends at the RZ Weekly podcast recently spent two episodes discussing TRADITION’s “Rupture and Reconstruction” symposium. Take a listen to their insightful conversations about the implications of […]
November 27, 2019

The BEST: “The Last Lion”

The BEST: “The Last Lion” by William Manchester by Joe Kanofsky Summary: In this biography of Winston Churchill, William Manchester constructs the man, his worldview, and […]
November 25, 2019

New and Noteworthy Books Received

Avi Baumol, In My Grandfather’s Footsteps: A Rabbi’s Notes From the Frontlines of Poland’s Jewish Revival (Austeria) In 2013 Rabbi Avi Baumol was hired to serve […]
November 21, 2019

The BEST: Constantine’s Sword

The BEST: Constantine’s Sword: The Church and the Jews, a History Author: James Carroll by Yitzchak Blau Summary: In this impressively honest volume, a former Catholic […]
November 18, 2019

The Modern Orthodox Wing of Modern Orthodoxy

We’re following the really interesting conversation over at our colleague Rabbi Alex Israel​’s Facebook page about Rivka Press Schwartz‘s contribution to Tradition’s “Rupture and Reconstruction” symposium. […]
November 15, 2019

The BEST: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

The BEST: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson Reviewed by Jeffrey Saks Summary: Gilead, the 2005 Pulitzer-prize winning novel, is narrated by 76-year-old pastor John Ames, and is set in 1956 […]