October 23, 2019

Review: Approaching Transition

Gishat HaTemurot [Hebrew], edited by Hezi Cohen and Aviad Evron (Maggid Books, 2019), 288 pages Reviewed by David Curwin In the decades following the onset of […]
October 17, 2019

Podcast: Reconstruction in No Man’s Land

In this new episode of the TRADITION podcast, editor Jeffrey Saks chats with Atara Eis and Laurie Novick about their essay “Reconstruction in No Man’s Land.” […]
October 10, 2019

The BEST: “Daniel Deronda”

The BEST: Daniel Deronda Author: George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) by Yitzchak Blau  Summary: Eliot’s classic novel, set in Victorian England, focuses on social commentary and moral […]
October 3, 2019

Review: Teshuva Insights in Unexpected Places

Review: Teshuva Insights in Unexpected Places This is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared by Alan Lew Reviewed by Rabbi Avi Finegold Ten years ago, Rabbi […]
September 27, 2019


“TODAY IS THE BIRTHDAY OF THE (WARMING) WORLD” Chaim Strauchler Today, the average temperature of the Earth’s climate is rising. Though earlier epochs also experienced warming, […]
September 26, 2019

The BEST: “The Life of Samuel Johnson” by James Boswell

The BEST: “The Life of Samuel Johnson” by James Boswell Consumption Time: ~54 hours Summary: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an eighteenth-century poet, playwright, essayist, moralist, literary […]
September 22, 2019

Discussing and Reporting Abuse

The scandalous reports of grotesque and criminal cases of child pornography in two of our community’s flagship educational institutions are tragic and shocking. It is a […]
September 19, 2019

The BEST: Changing Lanes

The BEST: Changing Lanes by Herbert J. Cohen Consumption Time: 1 hour 39 minutes Summary: Gavin Banek is a successful New York lawyer. His task for the day is […]
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, […]