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▪ From across the pond, the dropping of these charges looks like a very big deal: London police drop sex abuse charges against prominent rabbi
Gordimer: Reforming Conversion Standards: A Most Dangerous Idea
Gordimer: Reforming Conversion Standards: A Most Dangerous Idea
▪ If speaking at Limmud is kiruv and attending Limmud is exposing oneself to kefirah (assumptions for the sake of argument), can you just make clear that you are speaking for kiruv purposes so the faithful don’t see a heter to attend?: Limmud row deepens after ‘aberration’ slur, Rosenblum: In re Limmud: A Rejoinder to Rabbi Cardozo
▪ Civil marriage in Israel: B Lau: Marriage of Convenience, Melamed: נישואין כהלכה ושותפות זוגית (h/t E Fischer)
▪ The death pangs of a movement that still claims to be halakhic: Conservative synagogues wrestle with non-Jews in the pews
▪ Anecdotes that don’t disprove the statistics about children from interfaith families: Rabbis raised with Christmas: Growing number come from intermarriages
▪ Sheker ha-chein ve-hevel ha-yofi from up close: Confessions of a Shomer Shabbos Hollywood Screenwriter
The Kennedy Legacy: It’s been 50 years since 1963
Rediscovering the Glories of Jewish Polish Food
The face of agunot promises to keep fighting for all chained women, Orthodox Jewish Divorce (Get) Is Complicated, And So Is Being a Woman
▪ Another MO rabbi makes aliyah–good for the Jews, bas for the Jews: Rabbi Dardik to leave Beth Jacob, move to Israeli settlement with family
Interview: On The Art of the Halakhic Process With Rabbi Chaim Rapoport

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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