Busted by the New York Times II

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I finally got the latest issue of The Jewish Observer. In it, there is a long letter by R. Yechiel Eckstein disputing an article in the previous issue that strongly took him to task for, among other things, providing financial support for organizations in Israel that missionize to Jews and allowing his Christian contributors to contact recipients of their largesse and missionize to them. R. Eckstein disputed all of these charges and strongly took the author and the magazine to task for its lack of journalistic integrity in investigating and reporting on this subject. The author responded with a comprehensive, point-by-point defense of her article, relying on published and publicly available material.

This is not a good week for the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.

About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Editor 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 currently is serving his third term on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and also serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Board of Jewish Action magazineand the Board of OU Press. He has published four 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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