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▪ David Brooks on the struggle for belief: Alone, Yet Not Alone
Why The Orthodox Union Opposes the Contraception Mandate
▪ I’m getting sick of the “change” mantra: Rabbi Creates ‘Playlist’ for Changing Tunes of Synagogue Life
▪ The development of the concept of the individual in Medieval times (h/t First Thoughts): ‘Inventing the Individual’
Women must be agents, not objects, in Modern Orthodoxy
The quest for paintings from a lost Jewish world
▪ This is how a Jewish community dissolves. So sad: Are in-marriage and intermarriage equal in Reform Judaism?
▪ The first photographs of Jerusalem: Jerusalem 1844
Gordimer: Women and Tefillin: A Study in Breached Boundaries
Woolf: Thoughts on the Great Tefillin Controversy
The Jewish Reaction to the Livorno Earthquake of January 27, 1742
Super Bowl ‘Kosher Halftime Show’ Planned By Jewish Network, Sponsored by Empire and the OU
▪ I agree that watching the Super Bowl is a bedieved (that is done not just in the Modern Orthodox community) but I think the OU is doing the right thing by trying to enhance the bedieved experience: Frum media will not kosherize the super bowl

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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