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56,000 fewer abortions and not a single protest
▪ I’ve been saying this for years. Don’t fight it, fight for religious protections: Evangelicals’ Favorite Same-Sex Marriage Law?
▪ R Lord Jonathan Sacks, speaking to the House of Lords: Animal Welfare & Shechita
▪ Peter Berger on the attitude of “the intelligentsia” that religion is superstition (h/t First Thoughts): Religion As Magic
▪ We’ll see if R Avi Weiss will be the cause for the recognition of non-Orthodox rabbis (insert Open Orthodoxy joke here): On the rights of non-Orthodox rabbis, where’s the outrage?
▪ Orthodox give more than Conservative: Report: Bulk of Jewish donations come from synagogue members
New Jerusalem Kashrut Certification Gaining Popularity and Saving Money
▪ Another try. Not a bad idea but certainly a difficult political play: Two become one: Ministers approve proposal to have only one chief rabbi
Beyond Potatoes: Meet the Chief Rabbi of Idaho Falls
Rabbi in the Middle of America: Happy Birthday Rabbi Kripke!

About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief 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 of New Jersey, 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 recently served on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and currently serves as Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He also serves on the Editorial Board of Jewish Action magazine and 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.

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