Author Archives: Gil Student

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Why a New Jersey Town Was Wrong to Prevent Its Jewish Residents from Constructing an Eruv Why a New Jersey Town Was Wrong to Prevent Its Jewish Residents from Constructing an Eruv What Is the Origin of the Word ‘Chalom’ (Dream)? What Is the Origin of the Word ‘Chalom’ (Dream)? A Tisha B’Av Lesson From Hacham Ovadia Yosef and Chalak ...

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Religious-Zionist rabbis back decision to block gay adoption | The Times of Israel (torahmusings.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8dbadb7bbabd1d26a8ad9d4a0&id=3026db7df7&e=035f9814ef) Religious-Zionist rabbis back decision to block gay adoption Soon there will only be one Judaica store left in Manhattan | Jewish Telegraphic Agency (torahmusings.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=8dbadb7bbabd1d26a8ad9d4a0&id=f52e50a367&e=035f9814ef) Soon there will only be one Judaica store left in Manhattan Safed rabbi convicted of rape for ‘sex therapy’ | The Times ...

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An App for All Seasons: Bereavement Minyans Via WhatsApp – Rabbi creates a tool to encourage a mitzvah that cares for the soul An App for All Seasons: Bereavement Minyans Via WhatsApp Liza Schoenfein Women Should Dress Modestly To Succeed At Work — Science Proves It The YU Lamdan Tisha B'Av edition St. Peter’s Menorah: The Vatican and the Jews, ...

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The 93 Beit Yaakov Martyrs: A Modern Midrash R A Kahn – The 93 Beit Yaakov Martyrs: A Modern Midrash Rabbinical pressure might change IDF mixed-gender protocol – Israel News – Jerusalem Post Very important – Rabbinical pressure might change IDF mixed-gender protocol http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Rabbinical-pressure-might-change-IDF-mixed-gender-protocol-500607 Cutting Out the Bris – The New York Times Sad. For too many, Judaism went from ...

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A Failed Attempt to Challenge the Halakhic Prenup A Failed Attempt to Challenge the Halakhic Prenup Call for unity over Dweck affair must be heeded by the Orthodox community R M Harris A Forgotten Interview with One of the Great Talmudists of Pre-War Eastern Europe A Forgotten Interview with One of the Great Talmudists of Pre-War Eastern Europe Rabbis Dispute ...

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Accounting for a Minyan

by R. Gil Student Recently, Orthodox Jews in Lakewood, New Jersey, were arrested for allegedly deceiving the government in order to obtain benefits illegally. While we assume that people are innocent until proven guilty, we can explore the implications of this alleged crime. Specifically, I would like to discuss whether we can count for a minyan a man who has ...

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Why would American Orthodox Jews fund a campaign that vilifies them – and Israel? – Opinion – Israel News | Haaretz.com A Shafran rightly tells the Federations where they can shove it Observe His Prayer S Carmy Voluntary dues are becoming popular among synagogues around the country Those were some crazy high dues Why you might find bacon flavors next ...

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Thinking About Achdut Before Tisha B’Av: The Lakewood Arrests Thinking About Achdut Before Tisha B’Av: The Lakewood Arrests Blacklists and Bureaucrats, Resistance and The Rabbinate E Fischer A Critical Look At A New Sefer: Alternative Medicine in Halachah – Yeshiva World News A Critical Look At A New Sefer: Alternative Medicine in Halachah EXCLUSIVE: Chief Rabbi: ‘We must stand together’ Chief ...

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Is David Greenfield Allowed To Retire From Public Office?

by R. Gil Student City Councilman David Greenfield, an Orthodox Jew (and a friend from when he lived in my neighborhood), recently announced that he will not be seeking another term. He will be leaving public office to lead the non-profit organization, the Met Council on Jewish Poverty. Does halakhah, Jewish law, permit this? The community needs talented leaders in ...

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