October 4, 2021
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
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
September 30, 2021
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
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
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.
September 19, 2021
Join Congregation Rinat Yisrael of Teaneck, NJ, for a special Tikkun Leyl Hoshana Rabbah remembering the legacy of Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm z"l, and celebrating the publication of TRADITION's “Rabbi Lamm Memorial Volume.” Sunday, September 26 at 8:00 p.m. EDT on ZOOM.
September 14, 2021
The goral (casting of lots) takes a central role on Yom Kippur – from the method the high priest used to select which goat should be sent to the desert, to the sailors’ use of goral to determine that Jonah was the cause of the storm. Some think goral reveals a divine truth, but David Curwin presents another perspective in which the goral is actually a random role of the dice which allows us to achieve our spiritual goals for the holiest of days.
September 13, 2021
In this installment of the TRADITION Podcast we present an audio editor’s column with Rabbi Jeffrey Saks’ essay, “A Man of All Spirits: Excavating the Thought of Rabbi Lamm,” read by the author. This is the introductory essay in TRADITION’s recently released “Rabbi Norman Lamm Memorial Volume.”