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Jewish Responses to 9/11
▪ This is a big deal: Orthodox rabbi Moshe Gutnick apologises for sexual abuse
▪ Listen closely and there is a Jewish parallel to this Christian attitude toward wealth (remember the quaint trait of histapkus, making do with little?): The Prosperity Gospel Is Surprisingly Mainstream
Police bust Shabbat-observing drug ring
▪ School uniforms and the polarization of Jewry: Back to School Reflects British Success Story
▪ I used to live 2 blocks from a central Flatbush kaparos site and saw up close how the chickens were (mis)treated. I’m with the crazy chicken lady. You don’t prepare for Yom Kippur by supporting tza’ar ba’alei chaim: Brooklyn’s ‘crazy chicken lady’ making progress in fighting kapparot ritual
▪ A contemporary Talmud would state “ve-dibarta bam, ve-lo be-sports”: Synagogue: No football talk on Kippur
▪ New Chief Rabbi of UK’s first column: ‘Try being a lulav when it comes to showing pride
▪ Why are they still calling Karaism a Jewish sect? That’s like calling Christianity a Jewish sect: New Generation of Jewish Sect Takes Up Struggle to Protect Place in Modern Israel
▪ Don’t take religious advice from the internet: Rabbi Google and I
▪ What some Lubavitcher rabbis will be speaking about on Yom Kippur: Relationships, Self-Control, Intermarriage on Yom Kippur Agenda
Chief Rabbi: No to Bothersome Airplane Prayers
▪ The holiday demand for yeshiva students: The Newark Bears Orthodox Batboy (h/t RYGB)

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 currently is serving his third term on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and also serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Board of Jewish Action magazineand the Board of OU Press. He has published four 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. I have to disagree with your characterization of Karaism. They are as much a Jewish sect (Judaism being defined by the Torah, not the Talmud) as Conservatives and Ultra-Orthodox, and probably more so than Reform, Reconstructionist etc.

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