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▪ R Meir Soloveichik on Thanksgiving, Chanukah and his new pulpit, the Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue: NYT: The Local Roots of Thanksgivukkah, WSJ: God Delivered the Pilgrims—and My People
When George Washington Celebrated Thanksgivukkah
▪ How Chanukah was distorted in America: How Hanukkah Entered American Mainstream
At a Jewish conference, German president marvels at return of Jews
▪ Fascinating personal story: A Priest Returns to his Faith
▪ In my opinion, the future of Judaism does not lie with disaffected Conservative Jews (like the author of this article) and others on the fringe, but with the mass of Orthodox children. It’s all in the birth (and retention) rate: Less counting, more accounting
▪ In brief: lighten up: Hoffman: The Aveirah Song – A Halachic Analysis
▪ Reform rabbi with fake credentials: Temple Beth El rabbi lied about credentials, resigns
▪ This will eventually happen in NY, as well: Department for Education Inspectors target yeshivot
▪ Maybe rabbis will once again use all those laws of slaughter they learn in yeshiva: DIY kosher slaughter in the backyard
Subbotnik Jews make aliyah
The Shivah: Kosher Edition is now out for iOS and Windows
The Place Your God Will Choose?

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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