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▪ The real life danger of a coerced get: Is the Kallah’s Get Valid or Will the Chasenah be Cancelled?
▪ Take that, Torquemada!: Hanukkah lighting held at former Inquisition prison
▪ It isn’t just Conservative. Reform is also floundering: Hoping for revitalization, Reform biennial opens up to outsiders
▪ Interesting questions. I’m not sure if we have enough facts to arrive at all the answers. But shows the fragility of historical interpretations: Sun God in the Synagogue
▪ R. Wein on the paradoxes of Israeli Charedi life (h/t E Fink): The Truth of Satire
▪ Can the Crown Heights riots happen again?: A Frightening Portent for New York City
Jewish Immigrants, Time-Travel, and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum
▪ Women lighting *and singing* at Chanukah ceremony. I wouldn’t attend: Gender Segregation Snafu at University Candle Lighting
Peace first, Chanukah second
Wanted: A distinctly Jamaican Judaism

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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