New Periodical: Kol Hamevaser 3:4

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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 “Jewish Denominations and Sects.” 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]. If you wish to receive a hard copy of the paper for the price of shipping and handling, please e-mail us your contact information and home address.

  • Sensitivity in the Face of Controversy: Leviticus 18:22 and Leviticus 19:17 by The Kol Hamevaser Editorial Board
  • Letter-to-the-Editor by Suri Halpern
  • Letter-to-the-Editor by Yehoshua Blumenkopf
  • The Philosophical Implications of Division by Jonathan Ziring
  • Monopolizing Marriage: The Rabbinate’s Control of Marriage in Israel by Tzivia Traube
  • An Interview with Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm by Staff
  • Chabad: Issues that Have Not Been Discussed on Campus by Estee Goldschmidt
  • Playing with Fire: The Study of Controversial Theological Beliefs by Ayelet Mael
  • Hasidim: The Aharonim of Torat Nistar by Periel Shapiro
  • Reach Out, Fight More by Chaim Cohen
  • Where Do We Go From Here? by Raphy Rosen
  • “A Yid iz Geglaychn tzu a Seyfer Toyre” by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik
  • A Preliminary Taxonomy of Rabbinic Anthropologies by Alex Ozar
  • Thinking in Broader Terms by Yitzhak Bronstein

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 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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