October 11, 2021

REVIEW: Parshanei HaMikra

“Parshanei HaMikra,” a posthumous work by the late and lamented master teacher Dr. Avigail Rock, provides a broad historical perspective on biblical exegesis and makes the commentators come alive as sages who questioned and provided responses to spiritual dilemmas that occupy our minds and hearts until today. Yosefa (Fogel) Wruble reviews….
October 7, 2021

The BEST: The Gettysburg Address 

Avi Narrow-Tilonsky writes on The Gettysburg Address for The BEST: “As religious Jews, dedicated to religious piety and knowledge, the Gettysburg Address can serve as a reminder of values which we share with others—a basic unifying morality and the need to refer to our history as a source for these values.”
October 6, 2021

Glimpsing the Infinite in the Microscopic

Dr. John Loike, Rabbi Moshe D. Tendler’s student and longtime collaborator on over 25 papers in medical halakha, shares reminiscences about his special experiences with him that provide a glimpse into the late rabbi as a Torah scholar, scientist, and posek.
October 4, 2021

Remembering a Regal Rabbi 

Rabbi Dr. Moshe Tendler zt”l spoke our language, that of the modern world, and in the process taught us how to speak his language, that of timeless Torah. Yona Reiss recalls the wisdom of the late and lamented remarkable regal rabbi. 
October 1, 2021

“Synthetic” Biology of the Torah Variety

Torah and Madda, and their encounter with each other, have been elemental parts of Jewish life for centuries, but R. Moshe Tendler’s unique “synthesis” of the two into a compound structure had simply not previously existed in the natural world, says Dr. Eddie Reichman in an initial assessment of the late rabbi and scientist. Rabbi Tendler’s complete mastery of both science and Torah at the highest levels, bound in a cohesive double helix through exceptional skills of oratory, wisdom, wit and humor, represented a patentable entity.
September 30, 2021

PODCAST: R. Lamm Memorial Volume Book Launch

September 30, 2021

The BEST: The Muqaddimah of Ibn Khaldun 

Ari M. Gordon writes for TraditionOnline’s The Best, “Our Jewish communities today stand to benefit from engagement with Ibn Khaldun’s civilizational theory — Materialism and individualism in our communities are challenging the Jewish value of sacrifice for God, community, and the greater good. 
September 23, 2021

R. Ahron Soloveichik: Reflections of a Talmid

Timed with the 20th yahrzeit of R. Ahron Soloveichik zt”l, his talmid Joshua Rudoff recalls his rebbe’s awe-inspiring efforts to spread Torah, despite the ravages his body had experienced through a debilitating stroke, and the transformative power of his teaching on master and disciples alike.
September 20, 2021

Simhat Beit HaSho’eva

The nights of Sukkot were celebrated in the Temple with song and dance in a celebration known as Simhat Beit HaSho’eva. Yakov Nagen argues that these celebrations and ceremonies are in fact a rededication of the Temple and a reenactment of events leading to the dedication of the First Temple by David and Solomon.