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▪ An ashamnu over abuse and its handling: A Communal Confession
▪ Maybe we are getting better at handling it: Manchester Jewish charity sees increase in child abuse reports
Jewish Bookworm: Shlugging kaporos and other confessions, Jewish Style
▪ Does an Israeli halakhah manual argue for incarceration over army induction?: The Booklet and the Book on Going to Jail
▪ Very unique case: Private rabbinical court annuls marriage after man moves to US
▪ If the headline is correct, this is actually a progressive rally because it accepts the reality of the internet: Hareidim Rally Against ‘Unfiltered Internet’
Translations of the Bible and Other Classic Texts: Why So Many?
▪ What did it have before?: Ordained Orthodox woman brings vitality to DC pulpit
Yom Kippur War’s 40th anniversary
▪ More on Yom Kippur War: Faith Under Fire

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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  1. The firm stand on Kapparot is particularly interesting given that there is no makor in the Talmud, and the makor in Rashi is for plants, not animals. Given that the underpinnings have been lost, one might conclude that it is hard to be certain as to what the original intent was.

    The spate of articles on the 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur war , and the mesirat nefesh of those who fought and suffered and died for klal tisrael is overwhelming. Especially since the sifrei meitim (literally) are open tomorrow, may we all pray and act on their behalf.
    Gmar Chatimah Tova

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