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▪ Very interesting interview about a number of issues: I understand gay people’s fears, says Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks
▪ Prof. Marc Shapiro’s correspondent did a lot of legwork to learn if Rav Zevin really wrote the article in favor of drafting yeshiva students. No conclusion:R. Shlomo Yosef Zevin and the Army, and Joe DiMaggio
▪ Jewish poor are hit hard by Washington’s dysfunction: The Sequestration’s Jewish Toll
▪ Blaming everyone and everything for the failure of liberal and secular Judaism except liberal and secular Judaism: Reform leader: Orthodoxy in Israel jeopardizes Judaism
▪ Fascinating slice of history: The Adventures of Two-Gun Cohen
▪ A rabbi trying to ensure certain basic protections: A Jewish Wife’s Rights
▪ Now we have to fight for our rights on gay marriage: Divide over religious exemptions on gay marriage
How Jewish GIs Observed Rosh Hashanah In World War II
▪ Will anyone accept a compromise on the Wall?: Western Wall egalitarian plaza greeted with skepticism
Will merger unite UK Jewry or divide it further?
▪ A reader directed me to this article which, despite the harsh title, makes some important points: Comment Sections Are Wastelands Ruled by Trolls. Here Are Alternatives

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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