January 4, 2021

TRADITION Winter 2021 Arrives

TRADITION 53:1 (Winter 2021) has arrived with a newly discovered essay from R. Soloveitchik; rethinking decision-making in acute critical illness in a new proposal by Dr. Judah Goldberg, with a rabbinic response from Rabbis Hershel Schachter and Mordechai Willig; Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg on “Love, Holiness, and the Other”; and more…
December 31, 2020

The BEST: Civility

Jonny Lipczer, writing for the R. Sacks Bookshelves Project, reads Stephen Carter’s “Civility” and asks about our distinctly Jewish responsibilities as citizens of larger society.
December 29, 2020

New and Noteworthy Books

Our editors review new and noteworthy books in Jewish studies – books about books, and studying them in yeshiva; titles in Bible on Ezekiel, Esther; Hasidism, history, and more.
December 27, 2020

REVIEW: Feasting and Fasting

Food writer Joel Haber suggests that by studying what Jews eat, with an eye both on kashrut observance and simple lived experience, we develop a greater appreciation for Jewish uniqueness and even a deeper relationship with the religion itself.
December 24, 2020

The BEST: Democracy Versus the Melting Pot

Helena Miller, for the Saks Bookshelves Project, on the progressive era’s legacy of cultural pluralism, and its meaning for contemporary religious society.
December 23, 2020

PODCAST: The COVID Vaccine and Halakha

In the TRADITION Podcast R. Yona Reiss explains the religious obligation to vaccinate against COVID-19 as part of halakha’s imperative to be vigilant in preserving and protecting human life.
December 22, 2020

Mourning Through a Glass Pane

Our editor Jeffrey Saks on what Jacob and Joseph, and the Chief Rabbi and Archbishop, teach us about parents suffering the tragic death of children.
December 20, 2020

RESPONSE: Teaching Towards Inspiration

Todd Berman responds to TRADITION's recent symposium -- questioning what the goals of the encounter with Jewish Thought are if not to inspire a life of Torah and mitzvot.
December 17, 2020

The BEST: Tiny Habits

In this week’s Rabbi Sacks Bookshelves Project, Tamra Wright considers the implications of a recent trend in behavioral science for crafting a “new musar.”