Tradition Journal’s Archives Now Open to All
The Rabbinical Council of America and Tradition: A Journal of Orthodox Jewish Thought are pleased to announce that we have opened up our archives to the general public. All the back issues from 1958 through 2012 are now available at http://traditionarchive.org/archives/.
This is really exciting news for those who want to be able to easily access back articles, but it’s especially great for those who may not have had a library nearby with such back issues.
While it is true that the archives are opened up for free (interestingly, at a different website than the regular issues), issues from 2013 and 2014 are not [yet] available for free and are still behind a pay wall for subscribers.
To access the archives, one can enable a dropdown menu to see all of the issues, although there is also an excel file that one can peruse, as well, with an entire index of authors and articles, which is extensive.
According to the website, they also offer a warning:
We hope the you will enjoy reading the older Tradition articles, which have been carefully scanned and re-scanned using today’s most advanced OCR technology. Unfortunately, the technology, while useful and generally reliable, is not perfect. Please note that many of the articles will have certain irregularities in the text, including different fonts and small typos. Particularly in the footnotes, an article might occasionally have a more serious scanning error, especially with regard to Hebrew texts.
Finally, a special treat with regards to these archives being opened up are several of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s essays, particularly the famous “Confrontation” (with Addendum), as well as most of an entire issue (Spring 1978). A special bonus is also his book, The Lonely Man of Faith is entirely online!
This should make for some great reading!