Apr 1, 2008
The Rabbinical Council of America has today announced that the entire archive of all the articles ever published in its flagship quarterly journal Tradition, has now been placed online. The archive appears as the highly respected journal completes its fiftieth year of publication.
Tradition, and the archives, can be seen online at www.traditiononline.org
. The journal is currently edited by Rabbi Shalom Carmy, while the online editor is Rabbi Shlomo Brody.
Almost 1500 past and current noteworthy articles and reviews that have appeared in Tradition over the years can now be seen, downloaded and printed out. Current Tradition subscribers can avail themselves of the full archives at no cost, while non-subscribers can download individual articles for a nominal $2.00 each. An annual subscription is $35.00, while on-line only subscriptions are $25. Both allow full access to the online edition and the archives. Special non-U.S. and student rates are available. Other than via the website, it is possible to subscribe by calling the RCA at 212 807 9000 or by email
The archives can be searched via a Google search engine at www.traditiononline.org
, (or for that matter from anywhere on the Internet, but the onsite search engine can focus the search to Tradition itself,) and they can also be viewed and organized by title, author, date or issue, to facilitate the desired search result.
"Thanks to the marvels of cutting edge technology, this treasure trove of Jewish wisdom, insight, and research can now be instantly shared with an ever-more knowledgeable and sophisticated reading public," said Rabbi Shlomo Hochberg, president of the 1000 member RCA.
In addition, all the articles published originally in Tradition by the late Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik are available in the archives to the public, whether subscribers or non-subscribers, at no cost whatsoever.