Weekly Freebies: Book Give-Away II

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Last week’s winner of R. Aharon Rakeffet’s scholarly memoirs, From Washington Avenue to Washington Street, is Moshe Friedler who correctly answered that Dr. Bernard Lander suggested R. Rakeffet’s dissertation topic.

This week, the second of three weeks, the trivia question is:

What was Rav Rakeffet’s first job when he made aliyah?

E-mail your answer to this address with the subject “Rakeffet Trivia”. On Tuesday evening (EDT), I will randomly select one of the correct respondents to receive a free copy. Tune back next Saturday night for the final opportunity to win.

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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