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▪ Charedim, army and prayer gatherings: Melamed: Haredim and the mitzvah to serve in the IDF, Haredi Jews rally in N.Y. against Israeli draft proposal, Oppenheimer: And the Jews Gathered Together in Prayer . . . before Purim, In Radio Interview Lipman Dispels Notions About Draft
▪ We need more gatherings like this: Over 1,000 gather in Times Square to learn about aliyah
N.Y. man pleads guilty to violently forcing husbands to give gets
▪ Beautiful: Rav Hershel Schachter’s Visit to Woodmere Last Shabbos and the Mantle of Leadership
▪ I am proud to be a descendant of Polish Jews: Polish voters sign petition for public referendum to legalize shechitah
▪ Polish interfaith dialogue over history of anti-semitism: When Repentance Comes
Blech: Suing Parents
▪ If I understand correctly, the BDA was asked to approve the conversion and it said that it will not: RCA: We don’t proactively seek to reevaluate past conversions
Jewish Groups Praise Feds’ New ‘Kippah Rules’
Fischer: The War Against the Rabbinical Council of America
▪ This is great fun and I’m sure the kids grow personally from the experience of training and playing: Ultra Orthodox High School Boasts Full-Piece Marching Band
▪ Kind of what R. Mordechai Breuer did with the Hebrew Bible, but on Christian translations: Hacking the Bible

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, 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 serves on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of Jewish Action magazine, the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society and the Achieve Journal of Behavioral Health, Religion & Community, as well as 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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