The Greatest Threat to Judaism?

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The complete letter by R. Yaakov Horowitz about whether hotels on Pesach are the biggest threat to Judaism (discussed in this post) is now on his website: link

UPDATE: I should add that I’ve never been to a hotel for Pesach, have no desire to go to one, and can’t imagine what the experience is like. While it is expensive, people often pay that much money for a good vacation. As a working man who saves all of his vacation days for Yom Tov and Chol Ha-Mo’ed, and doesn’t get holidays, summers or mid-winter vacation off like many educators and rabbis, I can understand why people might want to spend the only vacations they have during the year (Pesach and Sukkos) away from home. I have always gone to family for some if not most of Yom Tov.

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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