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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.


  1. Srully Epstein

    I saw that you signed the letter. I found it intriguing that no YU roshei yeshiva signed it. Is there a protocol that is being followed? Are they under orders?

  2. I don’t know much about it. I was too busy with work to get involved in the writing or collecting signatures, which all happened very quickly anyway. I don’t believe the YU roshei yeshiva were asked. Maybe because there was no time or it would it look like YU fighting its competition. I have no doubt that R. Hershel Schachter would sign if asked. There are more signatures now and maybe someone will ask R. Schachter and the other roshei yeshiva. http://orthodoxrabbis.wordpress.com

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