Books Received

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The following books have been received and may be reviewed or quoted in the future:


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 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.


  1. I think you just gave your review.

  2. Pray tell, what is so good about it? I mean it isn’t bad, but I actually like the old Random House layout better.

  3. Well, maybe if Random House had done more than four masechtot…

  4. Cant wait for the full review of this sefer.

  5. Hello–

    Here’s a self-serving post, but l’shem shamyaim–I’d humbly like to offer your readers a free copy of my new book, _The Sea of Talmud: A Brief and Personal Introduction_, available at It will be available without cost for the month of June 2012. I welcome comments and criticism.


    Hillel Abramson

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