New Periodical and Articles of Interest

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  • New Issue of Jewish Educational Leadership on the subject of “Kids at Risk”: link
  • An article of mine in the Kol Hamevaser section of The Commentator: Blogging a Message: Getting your message out in the most effective way
  • (Note: The following two articles are not for the average yeshiva student who may be uncomfortable with non-traditional views about the Bible.)

  • Prof. Richard Elliott Friedman’s review in Biblical Archeological Review of James Kugel’s book How to Read the Bible, in which Friedman points out that the book largely shows the contradictions between Orthodox Judaism and modern biblical scholarship: link
  • Prof. James Kugel responds to Friedman and says that he raised a strawman of Orthodox Judaism to knock down. The book shows the contradictions between modern scholarship and all streams of Judaism and Christianity that are even remotely traditional: link
  • About Gil Student

    Rabbi Gil Student is the Editor 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 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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