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 […]
August 14, 2019

A Memphian in Hebron: 90 Years Since the 1929 Massacre

This Monday, 18th of Av (August 19, 2019) will mark 90 years since the Hebron Massacre of 1929, part of a wave of riots that swept […]
August 8, 2019

The BEST: Masterpiece Comics by R. Sikoryak

The BEST Masterpiece Comics Uri C. Cohen Masterpiece Comics by R. Sikoryak Summary: Twelve classics of world literature are illustrated in the style of a well-known […]
August 6, 2019

Communications: Rabbinic Behavior; Rav Hutner and Determinism

To the Editor: One line in Dr. Sharon Galper Grossman’s article “Resolving the Debate Over Human Pappiloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination for Cancer Prevention in the Religious […]
August 1, 2019

The BEST – Atul Gawande, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

The BEST Atul Gawande, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Length: 263 pages (plus endnotes) Yitzchak Blau Summary: Modern medicine has significantly extending […]
July 29, 2019

Response to Chaim Waxman

To the Editor: I appreciated Prof. Chaim I. Waxman’s fascinating review of his important research on American Modern Orthodoxy conducted in the mid-1970s (“Looking Backward: Modern […]
July 25, 2019

The BEST: David Foster Wallace, “This Is Water” (2005)

Commencement Address at Kenyon College Full Address | Dramatized Excerpt | Transcript Summary: Foster Wallace sets out to explain the value of a liberal arts education. […]
July 22, 2019

Book Review: Rabbi Levine’s Holiday Sermons

Book Review Rabbi Aaron Levine, Seasons of Nobility: Sermons on the Festivals (Maggid Books & Yeshiva University Press, 2019), 444 pp. Reviewed by Elie Weissman Asked to describe […]
July 18, 2019

The BEST: “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost (1923)

  Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l: I know of few poems that express so forcefully the moral idea that binds us to the beit midrash [as Frost’s […]
July 15, 2019

Responses and Communications: The Vexing Concept of Kavu’a

The Vexing Concept of Kavu’a To the Editor: I appreciated reading Professor Moshe Koppel’s article, “A Simple Explanation of Kavu’a and Parish” (TRADITION, Winter 2018), a […]