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The complete text of the Stern undergraduate journal Derech HaTeva: A Journal of Torah and Science, volume 15 (2010-2011): link

Table of Contents

  • Man’s Place in BRCA – Pamela Apfel
  • A Wrinkle in Parenthood – Rebecca Benhaghnazar
  • Aging and Longevity in Science and Tanach – Rachel Blinick
  • Dreams: Reality or Fantasy? – Sarit Cohen
  • Animal Experimentation: A Halachic Perspective – Batya Edelman
  • Smoking: Personal Discretion or Halachic Violation? – Esti Feder
  • Bad Breath in the Talmud – Shira Goldstein
  • Should Preconception Gender Selection Be Allowed? – Nathalie Hirsch
  • An Elemental and Dental View of Judaic Literature – Ilana Ickow
  • Colorful Chemistry in Halakha: The Mystery of Tekhelet – Elisa Karp
  • The Jewish Stance on Organ Transplantations – Eliana Kohanchi
  • Insight into Yitzchak’s Eyesight – Batsheva Kuhr
  • Lavan’s Real Personality – Katie E. Liebling
  • Familial Dysautonomia and the Pursuit of Genetic Health – Miri Mandelbaum
  • Words to the Wise – Sara Margolis
  • Hermaphrodite: Another Gender? – Juliet Meir
  • Defining the Human Species: An Examination of Transgenic Apes in Halacha – Leora Perlow
  • The Resonance of Jericho – Kate Rosenblatt
  • The Pomegranate: Beauty and Health in Ancient and Modern Times – Malki Silverman
  • Halakhic Headaches: How Much Affliction is Too Much? – Rose Snyder
  • Maaseh Avot Siman L’Banim: Spiritual and Biological Parallels – Helen Ayala Unger
  • Plagues 4 to 6: Wild Animals, Pestilence, and Boils – Harvey Babich, Ph.D.

About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief 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 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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