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▪ The big story of the weekend was the installation of Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis: Britain’s new chief rabbi sworn in, Taking helm, new British chief rabbi puts synagogues at center, Keep faith in the power of charity, urges new Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis
Jewish leaders fear business merger could disrupt contract for traditional funerals
Chief Rabbi: Avoid Cruelty to Animals in Kapparot
▪ Rubashkin associate to admit guilt and implicate Rubashkin in immigratioon violations: US kosher meat plant manager to admit guilt
Jewish Fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi Marks 100 Years Amid Sweeping Culture Changes
▪ Wow, all-Jewish city: Jewish shtetl in Azerbaijan survives amid Muslim majority
▪ Hard to understand what will change other than refusing government money: Vishnitz Ready to Disengage from the State
▪ A small but important step forward: Agudath Israel launches video web channel of agudah events
▪ The title implies broader acceptance of the new Five Towns Yoetzet than the article indicates: Orthodox Rabbanim and Community Lay Leaders Endorse Appointment of Lisa Septimus as Five Towns Yoetzet Halacha
▪ The growth of Partnership Minyanim reaches to the UK: Women to lead prayers at partnership minyan
▪ Another interview with the outgoing Chief Rabbi: Lord Sacks: the full interview
Goldberg: The Addict in All of Us
▪ Torah U-Mesorah leaders insist on severance for teachers, which we discussed a few months ago (link): Gilui Daas from Gedolei Torah Regarding Severance Payment
▪ Interview with Robert Avrech: A Shomer Shabbat Hollywood Screenwriter

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, 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 serves on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and as Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He also 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.

One comment

  1. Joseph Kaplan

    You’re right about the headline re the yoetzet article. Does anyone know, however, how wide-spread the acceptance is; e.g., do the White Shul and Shaarey Tefillah endorse her appointment?

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