Just In Time For Summer 2004

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Today, 4 days into the summer of 2004, I received my copy of the Summer 2003 issue of Tradition. Gentlemen, you can do better than this. (I’m referring to timing, not quality.)

Some very good letters. One from R. Gidon Rothstein pointing out that feminist innovators cannot just argue in favor of each new practice but must also take into account the larger trend and to where women’s roles are moving. And the last letter… Well, we all knew it. But finally someone had the guts to say it.

UPDATE (for Menachem):

Table of Contents

Ma Adam Va-teda-ehu: Halakhic Criteria for defining Human Beings by John D. Loike and Moshe D. Tendlet

Uterine Transplantation and the Case of the Mistaken Question by Edward Reichman

Halakhic Parameters for Removing Patients from a Ventilator by Zev Schostak

Survey of Recent Halakhic Periodical Literature – Genetic Engineering by J. David Bleich

From the Pages of Tradition – The Day Vilna Died, by Yosef Friedlander (translated) by Shnayer Z. Leiman

Communications: Rabbis, Rebbetzins and Halakhic Advisors; Mitzvot in the Polar Regions; Kohanim and Flights Leaving Israel; Paralysis in Contemporary Halakha?

About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of TorahMusings.com, a leading website on Orthodox Jewish scholarly subjects, and the Book Editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine. He writes a popular column on issues of Jewish law and thought featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. In the past, he has served as the President of the small Jewish publisher Yashar Books and as the Managing Editor of OU Press. Rabbi Student serves on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of Jewish Action magazine, the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society and the Achieve Journal of Behavioral Health, Religion & Community, as well as the Board of OU Press. He has published five English books, the most recent titled Search Engine volume 2: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts -- Jewish Leadership, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

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