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▪ Nasi asher yecheta: Ehud Olmert sentenced to six years in prison for bribery conviction
▪ More on E. Ramapo school board: Bias Vs. Backbone
Rabbis honored for applying Jewish law to modern life
▪ An oldie but goodie insider critique of Reform: Everything but Religion
▪ Where truth matters most, people lie: Little Lies
▪ This is exciting: Slifkin: The Encyclopedia Advances!
▪ Mountain out of a molehill?: Are women kosher supervisors a step toward gender equality?
▪ The Maccabeats’ limited (at most) leniency: Acapella Concerts During Sefirat Haomer: A Curious Psak Halachah
▪ Academic article I haven’t read (h/t R. Elli Fischer): The Policing of Religious Marriage Prohibitions in Israel: Religion, State, and Information Technology by Akiva A. Miller

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 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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