Top 25 of 2011

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The past twelve months have been very busy. With the change of the calendar year, we can take the opportunity to look back at the high points. Below are the top 25 blog posts based on unique readers (excluding News & Links). The main lesson to me is that readers enjoy guest posts.

  1. Avi Woolf, Does Modern Orthodoxy Not Believe in Fun?, 9/6/2011
  2. R. Gil Student, Will The Kosher Switch Bring Mashiach?, 9/18/2011
  3. R. Michael Broyde, Is This Really Dialogue?, 8/14/2011
  4. Prof. Aryeh Frimer, The Wrong Changes in Jewish Liturgy, 10/11/2011
  5. R. Natan Slifkin, Blurring Distinctions in Theology, Geology and Paleontology, 8/28/2011
  6. Douglas Aronin, “Half Shabbos” and the Orthodox Teenager, 6/26/2011
  7. R. Gil Student, New Periodical: Dialogue 1:1, 5/22/2011
  8. Prof. Aryeh Frimer, Keep the Conversation Honest, 8/21/2011
  9. Agudath Israel of America, Statement re Statement re Brain Death, 1/18/2011
  10. R. Eli Clark, Who Is Modern Orthodox?, 4/5/2011
  11. R. Yonatan Kaganoff, Two Types of Orthodox Judaism, 7/10/2011
  12. R. Gil Student, Post-Orthodox Gay Marriage, 11/20/2011
  13. R. Gil Student, Women’s Changing Status and Liturgical Reform, 8/23/2011
  14. R. Gil Student, The Lost Letter: Rav Soloveitchik on Brain Death, 3/29/2011
  15. R. Gil Student, Women in Jewish Media, 5/10/2011
  16. R. Gil Student, The Chazon Ish vs. Rav Soloveitchik, 10/18/2011
  17. R. Gil Student, Torah and Military Inethics, 7/14/2011
  18. R. Gil Student, I Am Allison Benedikt, Well Not Exactly, 6/30/2011
  19. R. Dr. David Shabtai, Brain Stem Death: Sources, Comments, Questions, 1/24/2011
  20. R. Yonatan Kaganoff, Singles And A Morally Oriented Judaism, 9/25/2011
  21. R. Gil Student, Charedi Popular Literature, 10/27/2011
  22. R. Gil Student, Is YUTorah Mutar?, 1/11/2011
  23. R. Gil Student, Torah Umadda Is Better Than Ever, 1/20/2011
  24. R. Gil Student, Deference, 2/27/2011
  25. R. Gil Student, Bareheaded and Uncensored, 1/26/2011

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 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.

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