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About Text & Texture

Welcome to Text & Texture, Tradition’s blog of Orthodox Jewish Thought that explores the texts that shape the texture of our lives.

Our contributors will analyze a wide range of sources and contemplate their meaning for contemporary Jewish thought and living.  Reflecting the varied interests of our writers, the posts seek to provide fresh insights and thought provoking commentary to classic texts.  Ranging from short musings to extended essays, the pieces will avoid homiletics and politics, while providing nuance and insight on contemporary issues.  The blog will additionally spotlight books of interest and highlight current and past Tradition articles.  To read about our contributors, please click here.

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In the hope of promoting thoughtful scholarship, we welcome article submissions from our readers.  All submissions remain subject to editorial review and will be published at the editor’s discretion.  Please submit relevant pieces to Shlomo Brody, Tradition Online editor, at 

The blog welcomes responses from our readers in our comments section, which we will monitor.  Please abide by the following rules: 

1.  Constructive and substantive discussion, including differing opinions, are welcomed, but no name calling, insults, derogatory remarks, or denigrations will be tolerated.  This applies to statements about both individuals and groups.  

2.  Intellectual, sociological, or historical claims should be substantiated.  When overly broad or egregious, they are subject to removal. 

3. Comments that violate the above will either be edited or deleted, at our discretion. 

4.  Particularly insightful comments will be posted as a regular post, like a letter to the editor. 

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As with Tradition, the views presented in this blog are those of the authors only, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the blog’s editor, the Rabbinical Council of America and its administration, or the editorial committee of Tradition.  This includes the comments section, which is intended as a forum for scholarly dialogue and respectful interaction.


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