Recent Essays

  • Clichéd Judaism

    Daniel Korobkin (0)
    Clichéd Judaism

    by R. Daniel Korobkin It’s no secret that the language of religion has been evolving constantly. What appealed to Jews...

     
  • From the Archives of Tradition

    Yitzchak Blau (0)
    From the Archives of Tradition

    by R. Yitzchak Blau In the 1960’s, Tradition served as the vehicle for some of Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik’s most...

     
  • Irving Berlin and the Creation of Popular American Culture

    Henry Abramson (0)
    Irving Berlin and the Creation of Popular American Culture

    At this time of year it’s impossible to escape the ubiquitous holiday music that assults us whenever we turn on the radio...

     
  • Driving Under the Influence of Coffee

    Gil Student (6)
    Driving Under the Influence of Coffee

    Questions of kosher status sometimes mask larger dilemmas that, when uncovered, demonstrate the complexity of applying straightforward...

     
  • What Does Modern Orthodoxy Stand For?

    Gil Student (2)
    What Does Modern Orthodoxy Stand For?

    by R. Gil Student This is an Op-Ed I published last week in the Jewish Link of Bergen County Being Modern Orthodox is more...

     
  • Audio Roundup – R. Reisman Special Edition

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup – R. Reisman Special Edition

    by Joel Rich Hat tip to Counselor K for providing the CD’s with his usual grace and aplomb. He began Rekindling the Flame...

     
  • Katonti

    Gil Student (0)
    Katonti

    This is Yonatan Razel singing his award-winning composition, Katonti, from this week’s Torah reading. ...

     
  • When Logical Is Still Wrong

    Gidon Rothstein (0)
    When Logical Is Still Wrong

    by R. Gidon Rothstein Teshuvah is impossible without recognition of Hashem’s continuing interest in and involvement with...

     
  • Sheilati u’Bakashati: An Exchange

    Idit Bartov (0)
    Sheilati u’Bakashati: An Exchange

    Rabbanit Idit Bartov responded to R. Yosef Gavriel Behhofer’s review of the volume of responsa she co-authored. Below...

     
  • The Vow and the Name Change

    Yonatan Grossman (1)
    The Vow and the Name Change

    by Rav Yonatan Grossman Our parasha mentions twice the change of Yaakov’s name to Yisrael. This change is announced...