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 […]
July 14, 2019

Rabbi Sacks on Covenant Society

  “With the book of Deuteronomy, the entire biblical project becomes lucid and reaches its culmination,” writes Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks in the forthcoming issue of […]
July 12, 2019

Looking Backward: Modern Orthodoxy in the Year 2000

[“Looking Backward” will be an occasional feature on TraditionOnline.org in which we ask authors to reflect on their contributions to the pages of Tradition from years […]
July 8, 2019

New and Noteworthy Books Received

Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Blessings and Thanksgiving: Reflections on the Siddur and Synagogue, ed. Shalom Carmy and Joel B. Wolowelsky (Maggid Books & OU Press) This […]
July 5, 2019

“The Best” – עידית

Rabbi Chaim Strauchler, Associate Editor, TRADITION In Culture and Anarchy (1869), Matthew Arnold argues for the role of reading “the best that has been thought and […]
June 13, 2019

R. J. David Bleich on the 50-Year Survey of Contemporary Halakha

In this inaugural episode of the TRADITION podcast, editor Jeffrey Saks sits down with renowned posek Rav J. David Bleich to discuss his multi-decade work authoring […]