May 3, 2021

Shemitta Archives

Starting to think about the upcoming Shemitta, and timed with this week’s Parashat Behar, dive into related articles in the TRADITION Archives…
April 29, 2021

The BEST: The Brothers Karamazov

TRADITION’s esteemed editor emeritus Shalom Carmy returns with an entry on Dostoevsky’s “The Brothers Karamazov” – this week in The BEST.
April 27, 2021

Reflections on Racism and Social Divisiveness

Read Rabbi Michael Rosensweig’s new essay at TRADITION, "Reflections on Racism and Social Divisiveness," in which he urges us to be worthy of the legacy of Abraham.
April 25, 2021

REVIEW: Educating for “Morality”

Yaakov Bieler reads “Morality,” the final book published by R. Jonathan Sacks z”l in his lifetime, and considers its message for the wide world and its potential usefulness for Jewish education.
April 22, 2021

The BEST: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Writing for The Best, Elie Weissman reviews "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," the John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart western classic, as a Zionist allegory.
April 20, 2021

RESPONSE: Chesterton’s Orthodox Insights

Responding to a recent feature on G.K. Chesterton’s “Orthodoxy,” Yitzchak Blau draws our attention to some additional aspects of that great essayist’s words which offer a sense of the power of Chesterton’s prose and the keenness of his insight.
April 18, 2021

Of Love, Holiness, and the Other

For Parashat Kedoshim read Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg’s “Of Love, Holiness, and the Other” (Winter 2021). The renowned educator and author explores themes in the “morality of aspiration” as a path to holiness, especially as it should guide interpersonal relationships.
April 15, 2021

PODCAST: Rabbi Sacks Bookshelves Project

In this TRADITION Podcast authors from our R. Sacks Bookshelves Project discuss why R. Sacks read and quoted the books that he did and the role those works played in his leadership and philosophy. They look at some common themes emerging from the project and the optimistic view of humanity with which R. Sacks leaves us, his readers and disciples.
April 13, 2021

Halakhic Zionism? A New Text and Its Possible Implications

Does R. Soloveitchik’s newly published “Jewish Sovereignty and the Redemption of the Shekhina” (TRADITION, Winter 2021) provide a new data point in unraveling his views on the religious meaning of the State of Israel? Aton Holzer speculates…