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  • SALT today: link
  • Shootings at LA synagogue: link
  • On the Leo Frank case: link
  • Baltimore saves Jewish Times: link
  • Response from Jewish Times: link
  • Dr. Hayim Tawil publishes Akkadian lexicon: link
  • Foreign language URLs to be allowed: link
  • Brandeis professor studies marriage in the Russian shtetl: link
  • A YCT student explains the (liberal) young American Jewish mindset: link

Previous days’ linksThursday

  • SALT today: link
  • US State Dept. says Israel discriminates against non-Orthodox Judaism: link
  • Distinguishing between depression and despair: link
  • R. Avi Billet: The Very-Short-Marriage Crisis: link
  • R. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb: On The Bimah Again: link
  • Drop in Jewish web searches, rise in traffic to new sites: link
  • Steinhardt warming up to God: link


  • SALT today: link
  • Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks becomes a lord: link
  • LA multi-denominational rabbis unite: link
  • Bronfman and Wertheimer debate assimilation: link


  • SALT today: link
  • Rav Elyashiv’s rulings hit mainstream media: link
  • Wikipedia striving for balance on divisive issues: link
  • NYC Dept of Health issues poster to wash hands and recite the blessing after using the bathroom: link
  • Ivanka Trump married Jared Kushner in an Orthodox ceremony: link
  • More on UK Jewish schools accused of racism for only accepting Jewish students:


  • SALT today: link
  • Modern Orthodox schools need to have a student body with diverse religious practices: link
  • Howie Beigelman on a universal Jewish political agenda: link
  • Birthright trips reduce intermarriage: link
  • R. Meir Soloveichik on Dr. Michael Wyschogrod’s theology: link

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 has served two terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and currently serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He 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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