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▪ If done right, this is good for kosher: Secular wing of Bayit Yehudi sets up “kosher hotline”
▪ Just say no to religious litter: Councilman Greenfield Goes to War Against Pashkevilin
▪ Health is a mitzvah, endangering others’ health is the opposite: Chief Rabbis Call On Public To Have Children Vaccinated
▪ Asks why people complained that Chief Rabbi Sacks was so focused on external relations. We need that effort: A politically sophisticated community? Come off it
▪ Further discussion, not just a repeat: Rabbi Sacks on Multiculturalism’s Dangers
▪ An advocate for synthetic shtreimels: Haredi Leader: Wearing a Shtreimel Is Chilul Hashem
▪ He is against adultery: Yanklowitz: Adultery and Marriage: a Jewish Approach to Monogamy
▪ Heschel on prayer and social action: Praying With Our Lips: Another Side of Heschel’s Legacy
▪ A rabbi expresses his struggle over government imposition of beliefs: Orthodox rabbi’s dilemma over same-sex marriage
Hasidic Jews Turn Up Pressure on City to Accommodate Their Traditions
▪ The long road to acceptance of homosexuals in the Orthodox community because apparently we accept other sinners (we do?): Out of the Closet, Into the Fire
▪ Two Op-Eds I missed during the transition: Yossi Prager on the YU abuse issue:What Abuse In The ’80s Obscures About YU Today, Julius Berman, a man I truly look up to, on what the Jewish media missed in the Claims Conference issue:Sins of Commission at the Jewish Week
▪ Other denominations catch up with Chabad’s model, establishment objects: Low-Cost L.I. Start-ups Fueling Anger
▪ R Mayer Twersky on surviving the tochachah: link

About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief 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 of New Jersey, 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 recently served on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and currently serves as Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He also serves on the Editorial Board of Jewish Action magazine and the Board of OU Press. He has published five English books, the most recent titled Search Engine: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

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