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▪ R Aviner objects to celebrations over sports victories: The victory of the (Tel Aviv) Maccabees has no Kiddush Hashem value (Hebrew)
▪ Symposium in Moment Magazine, includes some Orthodox rabbis: Can Religious Pluralism and an Official Rabbinate Coexist in Israel?
Folger: In the Paris Jewish community, more women than men are recalcitrant spouses
An Appreciation of Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan
▪ Joe Lieberman in WSJ: Counting the Days
▪ Massive takedown of Khazar theory: Stampfer: Are We All Khazars Now?
Lebanon’s Magen Avraham synagogue set to reopen
▪ Documentary about flipping out, by a director against the phenomenon: Gap year in Israel: Rite of passage or turn to the right?
▪ Somehow we lasted for 4,000 years without UN recognition: Israel asks U.N. to recognize Yom Kippur
▪ Why would someone leave the Holy Land for a religious pilgrimage?: Jewish pilgrimage in Tunisia grows despite debate
▪ At least they aren’t going to a grave in the Diaspora for advice: Study: Seculars flock to rabbis’ homes
Gila Manolson Responds to The Magic Touch: Banning the Right Books
Top yeshivah rabbi apologises for ‘kill ministers’ lecture

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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  1. The French statistics are identical to the official Israeli statistics, and have been for many years time.

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