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▪ Kashrus in Jerusalem just got more complicated. Meet Kashrus Mehuderes, in between regular and mehadrin: New in Jerusalem: Higher level of kashrut
▪ It’s been one tough year for Orthodox Jews: 5773 Year in Review
▪ Learn a few Torah laws in one cute story: Chicken Eggs
▪ In line with my essay earlier this week, this article quotes David Brooks about the political atmosphere: An Assault on Cynicism
Brooklyn GED Program Seeks To Help Put Haredi Men ‘On the Path’ to Employment
▪ Not for use on Shabbos and Yom Tov: New app allows easier donations to synagogues
▪ Egypt is now too dangerous for kosher supervisors. I thought that point had long passed: No More Kosher Food from Egypt
Transformed: Lord Sacks’ verdict on the community he led for 22 eventful years
▪ Just the tip of the iceberg (skip the New Testament section at the end): Laughter in the Bible? Absolutely!
▪ R David Silverberg on the biblical meaning of lifting the Sefer Torah (hagbahah): link

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About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Editor 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, 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.

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