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▪ For Yom Yerushalayim: Only in Jerusalem
▪ The first idea may have some merit, not the others: Time to Face and Solve the Issue of the Mamzer
▪ Australia chief rabbi (is that the title?): New top rabbi brings openess to the table
▪ And the ban remains in place: Judging Spinoza
▪ Required reading for actuarial students is a book called How To Lie With Statistics: Deceptive statistics on Haredim
▪ Growing up in the 80s, I remember schools being very concerned about this: Jewish Parents Once Panicked About Teens Joining Cults — But No Longer
▪ This can have serious halakhic problems which I may write about: Avoid Bad Rabbi? There’s an App for That
▪ I’m not sure why this is necessary but if it saves more lives then it’s a good thing: Orthodox Women’s EMT Corps Due To Launch in Brooklyn

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.

One comment

  1. I remember learning that if no one knows, a mamzer isn’t a mamzer. Isn’t that essentially her third point? Why stick to only technical ones?

    Re: Australia. Read between the lines: Chabad. Moving on…

    Re: Spinoza. One point he doesn’t stress is that Galileo turned out to be right. No one’s ever “proved” Spinoza right.

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