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I don’t always have the chance to review each book, so I’ll list the books that I receive. Some of them will be quoted or reviewed in future posts. Here are the books I’ve received recently:

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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  1. Before anyone mentions it, yes I am aware of Derekh Ha-Melekh and they are sending me a copy. But I prefer to arrive at an opinion on Toras Ha-Melekh on my own before reading a rebuttal.

    And R. Rakeffet’s book is already available in Israel and should be available in the US within weeks.

  2. Isn’t half of the books co-published by you (OU press)?

  3. No, just the Rakeffet book.

  4. “Before anyone mentions it, yes I am aware of Derekh Ha-Melekh and they are sending me a copy. But I prefer to arrive at an opinion on Toras Ha-Melekh on my own before reading a rebuttal.”

    I’m not sure what this means. When you finish Toras Ha-Melech and you think about it for a while, you’ll have an opinion of it. Then you should read Derekh Ha-Melech, think about that, and then see if your opinion changes. And then you should write a post about your final opinion and how you reached it. Since we value your opinion (although sometimes strongly disagree with it), that approach would be very helpful to all of us who did not, and most likely will not, read either of the two books.

  5. Anyone know when the Koren Sacks Machzor will be available?

  6. JL: Amazon says August 15 (scroll down to there it gives you information about the publisher).

  7. Whats up with the Koren Mesoras Harav siddur? Delay followed by delay?

  8. “JL: Amazon says August 15 (scroll down to there it gives you information about the publisher).”

    So does B&N. No idea if that’s just a placeholder or if that’s what they’re expecting.

  9. I’m reading Darkness and Destiny: The Four Empires in Midrash and Beyond by Michoel Miller and it’s really good. Hope you find the time to review it for the sake of your readers.

    Kasiva Vechasima Tovah.

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