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▪ Shmuley Boteach on Cory Booker: The spiritual education of Cory Booker
▪ Strange story. I remember that his book on God and evil had a glowing blurb from R. Norman Lamm that convinced me to buy the book, which if I recall correctly was actually quite good if ambitious (but the value of an amateur opinion like mine is precisely the issue, isn’t it?): Has David Birnbaum solved the mystery of existence?
▪ Prenup: There Is Another Way To Get a ‘Get’
▪ NPR segment on Benzion Shenker: The Greatest Living Figure Of Chasidic Music
Meet Bill Clinton’s Rabbi, Menachem Genack, CEO of OU Kosher
▪ Told you so (link): Same-sex marriages start in New Jersey, 14th state to recognize such unions
▪ It shouldn’t need to be said but for the record, not all Charedi schools in Brooklyn are the same: The Misadventures of a Secular English Teacher in an Orthodox School
Schick: The Problem With the Research Behind the Pew Study on American Judaism
Eight facts about Orthodox Jews from the Pew Research survey

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.

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