Jun 25, 2008
The Rabbinical Council of America has today announced that the highly regarded blog "Seforim" is now part of www.TraditionOnLine.org
, whose online editor is Rabbi Shlomo Brody. The Seforim blog
is the brainchild of Dan Rabinowitz, who has been responsible for its high caliber and acclaimed status. Mr. Rabinowitz will continue to have exclusive responsibility and control over the content of the blog, even as it comes under the umbrella of the RCA/Tradition website.
The Tradition Seforim Blog is notable for its discussions of new and current rabbinic publications, as well as extensive bibliographic research on numerous issues of current interest to an audience interested in Jewish scholarship.
A recent posting
, for example, contained an extensive signed review and subsequent discussion of recent publications and sources relative to women's spiritual needs and the question of their being called to the Torah in Orthodox synagogues.
Rabbi Basil Herring, Executive Vice President of the RCA said that "The RCA seeks to provide venues for fair and responsible discussion of the issues confronting the Jewish community in general, and the Orthodox community in particular, be they of a practical or academic nature. For this reason, in adopting the Seforim blog, the RCA is pleased to be able to facilitate a wider readership for such discussions, and in the process to give voice to a variety of viewpoints within the community. We have every confidence in Mr. Rabinowitz, and in his continued responsibility for the contents of the Blog."
TraditionOnLine.org also recently published an online version of the acclaimed and still influential 1965 article by Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik "Lonely Man of Faith," having earlier this year placed all past Tradition articles online in a comprehensive, and searchable, archive
. All of Rabbi Soloveitchik's Tradition articles are available as free downloads to the wider public.
This expansion of Tradition appears as the journal completes its fiftieth year of publication, under the overall editorship of Rabbi Shalom Carmy.