May 13, 2021

The BEST: The Taming of the Shrew

In “The BEST” Asher Oser reads Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” and considers points of contrast with Megillat Ruth’s depiction of marriage and relationships built on trust and kindness.
May 10, 2021

Akdamut: An Alphabet of Eleventh-Century Ashkenaz

Aton M. Holzer carefully reads the Shavuot hymn Akdamut and discovers a great deal about the intellectual life, thought, influences, polemics, spoken language, and Jewish life in Ashkenaz before the First Crusade.
May 6, 2021

The BEST: Our Town

Suzanne Socken considers Thorton Wilder’s classic play “Our Town” as a musar text in this week’s installment of “The BEST”
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.