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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 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 now, not only did charedim exist in the late 19th Century, they were even called the modern PC term “fervently Orthodox.” It’s like writing a book about the antebellum South and referring to “African-Americans,” I guess.

  2. Nachum – while I have not asked the author why this particular term was used….the term “Haredim” is not understood by everyone. the term he used was.

    that simple.

  3. As I wrote, there were no Charedim back then either. These were religious Zionists, pretty much.

  4. Lawrence Kaplan

    How about just plain “orthodox”?

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