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▪ Fertility rate renders retention rate immaterial but this phenomenon also explains why (or is explained by) the Orthodox community tends to focus its resources on its strongest members: Orthodox “Retention” and Kiruv: The Bad News and the Good News
▪ Go YU!: The 10 Colleges With The Most Polite Students
Busting the Shtetl Myth
▪ Dina de-malchusa dina: The Incredible History of Jewish Smuggling
▪ Did I miss where he said the export fees were unfair?: I Smuggled a Shul From Sweden to Israel
▪ The difficulty with being a radical is (on either extreme) is that when you aren’t radical enough, you get tossed to the side: Excluded, for Zionism, at New York’s Inclusive LGBT Synagogue
Federal court demands ‘strict scrutiny’ of NY metzitzah b’peh law

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 has served two terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and currently serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He 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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