Author Archives: Gil Student

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ORTHODOX UNION WELCOMES PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CONDEMNATION OF ANTI-SEMITISM – Orthodox Union (torahmusings.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=8dbadb7bbabd1d26a8ad9d4a0&id=8ebef6e6bf&e=035f9814ef) . Agudath Israel Lauds Plan To Overhaul And Expand Ohio’s Voucher Programs (torahmusings.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=8dbadb7bbabd1d26a8ad9d4a0&id=22def00263&e=035f9814ef) . Why Yiddish Was Often a Source for Thieves’ Slang in European Languages (torahmusings.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8dbadb7bbabd1d26a8ad9d4a0&id=1c4d2b7a58&e=035f9814ef) . Interview with William Kolbrener- The Last Rabbi: Joseph Soloveitchik (torahmusings.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8dbadb7bbabd1d26a8ad9d4a0&id=04ee5c64ba&e=035f9814ef) Brill Book Review: “The Triumph of Faith” by Rodney Stark ...

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Grammatical Pedantry

Is there a Talmudic precedent for those pedantic people who insist on correcting everyone’s grammar? What does the Jewish tradition have to say about such a practice? I’m glad you asked. The Tosefta (Berakhos 5:18) discusses whether the person calling others to recite the zimmun introduction to the grace after meals should say “nevarekh” (we will bless) or “bar’khu” (you ...

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Yeshivish Women Clergy: The Secular State and Changing Roles for Women in Ultra-Orthodoxy . Rabbis vs. anonymous Internet posts . Jewish History is Under Siege in the Middle East and These Volunteers Are Risking Their Lives to Protect It . What Muslims Can Learn from Moses Mendelssohn .

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Putting Our Money Where Our Mouths Are RP Schwartz Ivanka is not alone: Everyone wants to be Jewish If only more Jews wanted to be Jewish More women get-refusers than men? Rabbinic courts distort the facts | Nitzan Caspi Shiloni | The Blogs | The Times of Israel . Technology Lessons for the Religiously Minded Individual .

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“Gender-Identity” Policies and Religious Freedom (torahmusings.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=8dbadb7bbabd1d26a8ad9d4a0&id=bf25e792d1&e=035f9814ef) . Is the Future of Modern Orthodoxy Doomed? (torahmusings.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=8dbadb7bbabd1d26a8ad9d4a0&id=9c3dc318e4&e=035f9814ef) . OU Issues Statement Clarifying Women’s Roles – Jewish Exponent (torahmusings.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8dbadb7bbabd1d26a8ad9d4a0&id=4e07fd54b4&e=035f9814ef) . Commentary Magazine (torahmusings.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8dbadb7bbabd1d26a8ad9d4a0&id=919a3be8e3&e=035f9814ef) M Soloveichik, the only rabbi who would start a review by a world-class intellectual with a quote from the animated movie The Incredibles

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An Alternative History of American Modern Orthodoxy . Saul Jay Singer . A Principled Pesak and a Window into Pesak . Why Did Orthodox Jews Oppose The Plastic Bag Fee? Really? We’re supposed to take 15 non-disposable bags with us when we go shopping? Pew: Jews are best-liked religious group in America | The Times of Israel . Orthodox women ...

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Rabbinical Court statistics: Rabbinical Court: More female than male get-refusers . How an Orthodox Rabbi Became an Unlikely Ally of the Christian Right . Archaeologists shocked to find ancient gateway at ‘House of Gates’ | The Times of Israel . Reflections on the Current Debate on Women’s Professional Spiritual Leadership . Lay Rabbinic Relations: The Present Moment and the Path ...

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Counting Intermarried for a Minyan

by R. Gil Student Can a man who is intermarried be counted for a minyan? The Minchas Yitzchak (3:65) quotes the Chakham Tzvi (38) who writes that there are certain sins that are so rebellious that the community would excommunicate someone who commits them. Examples he gives are openly violating Shabbos and repeatedly sleeping with non-Jewish women. The Chakham Tzvi ...

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Resources on Women’s Ordination

by R. Gil Student A lot has been written recently on the subject of women’s leadership in the Orthodox community, particularly about women’s ordination on rabbis. The overwhelming conclusion has been that there are many areas of potential growth for women in communal leadership but not in the rabbinate. Traditionally, the rabbinate has been male; we are bound to proudly uphold that ...

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The Judeo-Persian Bibles of the British Library . The Chief Rabbinate on Rabbi Metzger’s Semicha Revoke it and begin the long process of redeeming the Chief Rabbinate Testament to Their Marriage: Couple Compete in Worldwide Bible Contest – The New York Times .

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