Announcement: Kol Hamevaser

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Kol Hamevaser
The Jewish Thought Magazine of the YU Student Body

is proud to present its newest issue, on “War and Peace.” The issues are now available on the internet at and soon in shuls and college Hillels across the country. Read all about…

  • Nuclear Weapons and Halakhah
  • Sieges from Tanakh times until today
  • Levinas’ and Maimonides’ views on warfare
  • Interview with R. Aharon Lichtenstein about Jewish war ethics
  • The Rav and vegetarianism
  • Eshet Yefat To’ar
  • Responses to articles in previous issues on Nakh study, women’s zimmun, and women’s Orthodox leadership
  • Review of new, Oscar-nominated Israeli film Footnote
  • Review of new R. Yehuda Amital biography
  • Visual art on the themes of war and peace

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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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