New Periodical: Kol Hamevaser 3:2

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There is a new issue of Kol Hamevaser: The Jewish Thought Magazine of the Yeshiva University Student Body on the topic of “Family and Community.” The whole issue is available here: link. Also, those who would like to subscribe to automatically receive a PDF version of new editions of the paper should send an e-mail to [email protected].

  • The Modern Orthodox Response to Orthopraxy by Eli Putterman
  • Prayer: A Call for Philosophical Inquiry by Sarit Bendavid
  • Rabbinic Leadership Reexamined by Alex Luxenberg
  • On the Virtue of Followership: Ein Melekh be-Lo Am by Noah Cheses“Am le-Badad Yishkon:” Must the Singular Nation Always Reside Alone? by Nicole Grubner
  • An Interview with Rabbi Yaakov Neuberger by Staff
  • Be Not Overly Modest: Tseni’ut and the Inability to Speak About Sex by Emmanuel Sanders
  • An Interview with Mrs. Shani Taragin: Part One by Staff
  • Shemirat Negi’ah and Reality by Nathaniel Jaret
  • Reality Check: Lo Tikrevu le-Gallot Ervah and Shemirat Negi’ah by Shaul Seidler-Feller
  • Musar’s Incomplete Victory by Rabbi Yosef Blau
  • A Yid iz Geglaychn tzu a Seyfer Toyre by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik
  • Don’t Read This Essay by Reuven Rand
  • Beginning the Conversation: A Review of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ Weekly Readings of Be-Reshit by Shlomo Zuckier

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 and as Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance 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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