January 13, 2021

Amen and A-Women

David Curwin suggests the recent fury around the use of “Amen and A-women” can teach us a thing or two about Hebrew.
January 11, 2021

REVIEW: Places in the Parasha

Hayyim Angel reviews Yoel Elitzur's new "Places in the Parsha" and shows how the book allows anyone to "le-tayel im a ha-Tanakh" even if you can't leave your home. Bonus content: Download excerpted chapter for this week's parasha.
January 7, 2021

The BEST: Long Walk to Freedom

As much as the biblical telling of the Israelites’ “long walk to freedom” may have inspired Nelson Mandela, his life and accomplishments inspired Jonathan Sacks – Daniel Rose explains in this week’s R. Sacks Bookshelves Project.
January 6, 2021

Initial Thoughts on R. Henkin as Posek

Yoetzet Halacha Laurie Novick begins the work of assessing R. Yehuda Henkin's (zt"l) legacy as a posek, and his impact on the world of lived halakha -- especially in the realm of taharat ha-mishpaha.
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.