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▪ I’m wary of Palestinian population statistics. But if this is true, it’s a big deal:Jews Now Minority in Israel and Territories
▪ Jewish entertainers are entertainers who are Jews, not Jewish role models. Expect little and you won’t be disappointed: Matisyahu – Just don’t ask him about the beard, Sarah Silverman sports cross necklace
▪ Not every ancient find teaches about normative Jewish practice of the time: Biblical Samson discovered
▪ Extensive discussion of this subject by R. Daniel Z. Feldman in Tradition (link): When Torahs Tumble To the Floor, What’s a Shul To Do?
▪ Funding Jewish culture is important, but not as important as funding Jewish education: A Place for Jewish Culture
Rare photos show Sukkot in Ghetto Lodz
▪ Not all Canadians are against us: Ontario Passes Religious Freedom Motion
▪ A Christian surveys Jewish commentaries: Was Moses a Stutterer?
Yoel Finkelman on Body and Sexuality in the New Religious Zionist Discourse

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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