Announcements #014

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  • Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School in cooperation with Congregation Ohab Zedek invites the entire community to a Hanukkah shiur on Tuesday evening, December 11, 2007 at Congregation Ohab Zedek, 8:30 PM on the topic of:

    Exploring the Halakahic, Historical and Spritual Connections Between Hanukkah and Sukkot

    given by Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot, Rebbi, YCT Rabbinical School. For more information, please go to

  • Announcing the second annual OU Essay Contest for grades 4-12: link

    Prizes! $50 gift certificates to
    Winners will get their essays published online at
    Grand prize winners will be invited to record their essays on OUKosher Radio.

    Deadline for entries: March 7, 2008.
    More information here.

  • New issue of The Commentator:

    (Announce your simchah or Torah lectures by clicking on the button in the top right corner of Hirhurim. See here for readership statistics.)

  • About Gil Student

    Rabbi Gil Student is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of, 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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