March 12, 2020
Hamlet

The BEST: Hamlet

The Best: “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare Reviewed by Chaim Strauchler  Summary: In this monumental play, the ghost of the King of Denmark tells his son Hamlet […]
March 11, 2020

RESPONSE: Her Own Rupture

To the Editor: Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash’s contribution to the recent symposium on Prof. Haym Soloveitchik’s “Rupture and Reconstruction” (“A Rupture of Her Own,” Tradition, Fall […]
March 9, 2020
Virtual Minyan

The “Virtual Minyan”

The “Virtual Minyan” Daniel Z. Feldman [In light of the many people spending their days in quarantine, we present this survey of positions on “Virtual Minyanim” […]
March 8, 2020

PURIM ARCHIVES

PURIM ARCHIVES A freilichen Purim to TRADITION readers – Enjoy these Purim pieces from our archives… A Reconstruction of the Purim Story Manfred R. Lehmann (Winter-Spring 1972) […]
March 5, 2020

The BEST: A Bad Case of Stripes

The Best: A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon Reviewed by Tuvia Berman Plot summary:  Schoolgirl Camilla Cream loves lima beans but is afraid to […]
March 4, 2020

Review: Esther: Power, Fate, and Fragility in Exile

Book Review: Esther: Power, Fate, and Fragility in Exile by Erica Brown (Maggid Books), 493 pages. Reviewed by Stuart Halpern Well I was rollin’ / On […]
March 2, 2020

Podcast: The Rabbi and the Imam: Beginning Dialogues with the Muslim Community

On May 22, 2019, Rabbi Daniel Korobkin and Imam Abdullah Antepli sat down at the annual convention of the Rabbinical Council of America, in Stamford, CT, […]
March 1, 2020

REVIEW: To This Very Day

The recent arrival of Amnon Bazak’s To This Very Day: Fundamental Questions in Bible Study in English is a welcome addition to Maggid Books’ “Tanakh Companion” […]
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 […]