Tradition (journal)

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DisciplineJewish studies
Edited byJeffrey Saks
Publication details
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Tradition
OCLC no.242975206

Tradition: A Journal of Orthodox Jewish Thought is a quarterly Orthodox Jewish peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Rabbinical Council of America. It covers a range of topics including philosophy and theology, history, law, and ethics. It was established in 1958 by the founding editor-in-chief Norman Lamm. He was succeeded by Walter Wurzburger (1962-1988), Emanuel Feldman (1988-2001), Michael Shmidman (2001-2004), and Shalom Carmy (2004-2019). Jeffrey Saks was named the journal's sixth editor in January 2019.[1]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in the Atla Religion Database,[2] Modern Language Association Database,[3] and ProQuest databases.[3]


Various themed book collections have been published anthologizing essays first published in the journal:

  • A Treasury of Tradition, ed. N. Lamm and W. Wuzrburger (Hebrew Publishing Company, 1967)
  • The Conversion Crisis, ed. E. Feldman and J. Wolowelsky (Ktav Publishers, 1990)
  • Jewish Law and the New Reproductive Technologies, ed. E. Feldman and J. Wolowelsky (Ktav Publishers, 1997)
  • Exploring the Thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, ed. M. Angel (Ktav Publishers, 1997)
  • Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik: Man of Halacha, Man of Faith, ed. M. Genack (Ktav Publishers, 1998)
  • Women and the Study of Torah, ed. J. Wolowelsky (Ktav Publishers, 2001)


  1. ^ Sam Sokol, [ "A journal’s new editor wants to steer the Modern Orthodox debate into the 21st century", Jewish Telegraphic Agency, February 7, 2019.
  2. ^ "Title and Product Update Lists". Atla Religion Database. American Theological Library Association. Retrieved 2019-04-04.
  3. ^ a b "Tradition". MIAR: Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals. University of Barcelona. Retrieved 2019-04-04.

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