Weekly Freebies: Book Give-Away III

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Last week’s winner of R. Aharon Rakeffet’s scholarly memoirs, From Washington Avenue to Washington Street, prefers to keep his name private but correctly answered that R. Rakeffet’s first job in Israel was as a staff editor of Encyclopedia Judaica.

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

Who is Rav Rakeffet’s only living rebbe?

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.

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 currently is serving his third term on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and also serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Board of Jewish Action magazineand the Board of OU Press. He has published four 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.


  1. So who is the winner?

  2. I should have mentioned that the winner is Moshe Shoshan.

  3. .. but what was the answer? (Rabbi Norman Lamm?)

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