May 25, 2021

Remembering Rav Hayyim Volozhiner

Today marks the 200th Yahrzeit of R. Hayyim of Volozhin – learn more about him in “The Pages of TRADITION” with Prof. Shnayer Z. Leiman.
May 23, 2021

REVIEW: Mahalakhim ba-Mikra

Yaakov Bieler reviews a new work of biblical interpretation by R. Yehuda Henkin z”l, drawing our attention to the author’s careful use of the insights of modern scholarship and sensitivity to women’s roles in biblical narratives.
May 20, 2021

Rabbi Lamm: First Yahrzeit Event

Watch a recording of the special memorial program for TRADITION’s founder Rabbi Norman Lamm.
May 20, 2021

The BEST: Beyond Culture 

Joe Kanofsky, writing for “The BEST,” reintroduces us to Lionel Trilling’s “examination of life by aesthetic categories” which help the reader detach from “the habits of thought and feeling that the larger culture imposes… giving him a ground and vantage point from which to judge and condemn, and perhaps revise, the culture which produced him.”
May 16, 2021

Remembering Rabbi Lamm

Join us for a program in memory of TRADITION’s founding editor, Rabbi Norman lamm z”l, on his first yahrzeit.
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…