Author Archives: Gil Student

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Ancient war for Jerusalem echoes as stones and arrowheads uncovered | The Times of Israel Ancient war for Jerusalem echoes as stones and arrowheads uncovered Did Moses Have a Speech Impediment? Did Moses Have a Speech Impediment? Part 2 Why the Messiah Springs From Usually Incestuous Roots | Atlanta Jewish Times Why the Messiah Springs From Usually Incestuous Roots

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YUTorah Online – Shavuot To-Go YUTorah Online – Shavuot To-Go Orthodox Jewish paramedic sues NY hospital over its no-skirts policy | Jewish Telegraphic Agency Orthodox Jewish paramedic sues NY hospital over its no-skirts policy Rav Yisrael Meir Lau Retires Upon Reaching The Age Of ‘Gevura’ – 80 – Yeshiva World News Rav Yisrael Meir Lau Retires Upon Reaching The Age ...

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Ivanka, Jared and the Jewish Sabbath

Ivanka, Jared and the Jewish Sabbath What Employers Need to Know by R. Gil Student The media frenzy surrounding President Trump has included reports about his daughter and son-in-law’s observance of Jewish ritual, including resting on the Jewish Sabbath. On a few occasions, the media have noted puzzling exceptions to Ivanka and Jared’s observance, exceptions that raise questions about the ...

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Fifty Years Later

Fifty years ago today (in the Jewish calendar), the Jewish people regained control of Jerusalem for the first time since the year 70 CE, 1,897 years earlier. I’m brought to tears every time I hear this: “Har HaBayit beyadeinu, The Temple Mount is in our hands” Here is the longer version (Hebrew only):

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Oldest Jewish prayer book and other ‘buried’ treasures on show in unique NY exhibit | The Times of Israel Oldest Jewish prayer book and other ‘buried’ treasures on show in unique NY exhibit Some Yiddish Words Jump into American English Quickly. Others Take Much Longer. Some Yiddish Words Jump into American English Quickly. Others Take Much Longer. Books stolen from ...

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Rabbi Igra’s solution to get refusal Rabbi Igra's solution to get refusal Eating Dairy on Shavuos Eating Dairy on Shavuos – Kosher Did Moses Have a Speech Impediment? Did Moses Have a Speech Impediment?

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A Turkish Community’s Tax Revolt

by R. Gil Student We like to think that life is about spirituality and principles but there is also an element of practicality. As Maslow taught us, we have to meet our basic physical and financial needs before we address our spirituality. To the rabbis, these financial needs are spiritual. Therefore, taxation is a religious concern when it concerns those ...

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A Jewish Response to Fears of the Presidency: Uniting against the Johnson Amendment and other similar measures | Mitchell R… M Rocklin – A Jewish Response to Fears of the Presidency: Uniting against the Johnson Amendment and other similar measures The Changing Mind of Modern Orthodoxy? – Cross-Currents This is a bigger problem than women rabbis but no one wants ...

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New Haven Rabbi Daniel Greer found liable for $15 million in civil trial alleging he sexually abused a student New Haven Rabbi Daniel Greer found liable for $15 million in civil trial alleging he sexually abused a student After Two Millennia, Christians Begin to Appreciate the Jewish Love of Law M Soloveichik Orthodox Union, opposed to female clergy, puts pressure ...

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