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▪ Two thumbs down: Blech: Noah à la Hollywood
▪ There is only one R. Nathan Lopes Cardozo: Spinoza’s Sub Specie Aeternitatis, Yeshiva Students and the Army
OU Kosher’s Behind the Union Symbol, Spring 2014
▪ I consider this contrary to the spirit of halakhah. You are allowed to write an iggeres shalom–a friendly letter–on Chol Hamoed because correspondence is considered a necessary part of day. Why cut off ALL e-mail interaction? And some shul e-mail is tzorekh ha-mo’ed, necessary for holiday attendance. Take time off AFTER the holiday so you don’t ruin everyone else’s: Romemu Bans ‘Email Chametz’ on Passover
An Orthodox response to unorthodox memoirs
Six Boca rabbis inspire unaffiliated Jews
▪ It’s beautiful that the city takes pride in helping its citizens who use an eruv: Long Beach eruv rebounds from superstorm Sandy
Lawsuit Settlement States Kiryas Joel Park Cannot Segregate Park-goers Based On Sex

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 and 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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