September 16, 2019

A “Changing Self-Perception” of One’s Own: Responses to Dr. Wolowelsky

Photo: Michlelet Bruria, Jerusalem (1983) Sarah Rudolph For the most part, I agree with Dr. Joel Wolowelsky’s observations in “Looking Backward: Women’s Changing Self-Perception.” Obviously, a […]
September 12, 2019

The BEST: Dead Poets Society

The BEST: Dead Poets Society Alex Israel – alexisrael.org Summary: Set in 1959 at an elite boarding school, the movie tells of a young poetry teacher, […]
September 10, 2019

New and Noteworthy Books Received

Robert Alter, The Art of Biblical Translation (Princeton University Press) Acclaimed literary critic Robert Alter offers a personal and passionate account of what he learned about […]
September 5, 2019

The BEST: 2016 Cleveland-Chicago World Series Game 7

The BEST: 2016 Cleveland-Chicago World Series Game 7  Summary: On November 2, 2016 the two MLB teams with the longest championship droughts took one another to […]
August 29, 2019

Looking Backward: Women’s Changing Self-Perception

Looking Backward: Women’s Changing Self-Perception Joel B. Wolowelsky [“Looking Backward” is an occasional feature on TraditionOnline.org in which we ask authors to reflect on their contributions […]
August 26, 2019

Chosenness as a Pedagogical Disturbance

As a long-time teacher of Judaic studies who has tended to emphasize the moral vectors in the material that I present, I read Erica Brown’s essay, […]
August 23, 2019

The BEST: The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

The BEST Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion Rafi Eis Summary: Haidt explains why we fight over religion and […]
August 19, 2019

Reconsidering “Rupture and Reconstruction”

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August 19, 2019

Communications: Hukkim & Aggadot

To the Editor: Menachem Schrader presents a very thoughtful analysis of the changing definition of hokin his article “What is a Hok?” (Tradition 51:2, Spring 2019), noting that different […]
August 15, 2019

The BEST: “Getting to Yes” and “You Can Negotiate Anything”

The BEST Robert Fisher and William Ury, Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In and Herb Cohen, You Can Negotiate Anything Chaim Strauchler Summary: In […]