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▪ Prominent Conservative rabbi: When Your Rabbi Comes Out as Gay
New Information Revealed About Ultra-Orthodox Plane Scandal
Is the Rarest Artifact from King Solomon’s Temple Really a Forgery?
How To Beaver Your Way To an Award-Winning Sukkah in Oregon
▪ It’s a tough time for brick and mortar: Hard Times for the Upper West Side’s Venerable West Side Judaica
▪ Medieval manuscripts and online reading: How Google is Destroying the Act of Reading
▪ Only a retired tech millionaire would think that a Shmita Sabbatical is feasible for a business: The ‘Shmita,’ or Sabbatical Year, Is Here Again. How Can Our Economy Learn From It?
▪ Going to the authorities isn’t all that it was claimed to be. Sometimes you just need to pray for the wrath of God: The Orthodox Sex Abuse Crackdown That Wasn’t
▪ Some of these issues are Catholic-specific and some are universal to all conservative religions: How should the Church care for same-sex attracted people?
The substance of Hasidic style (video)
Confused by Charity? There’s a Guide for That

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. 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.


  1. Have to wonder if the rabbi appreciated the irony of “Rabbah said, any scholar whose inside does not match his outside is no scholar. Abaye, and some say Ravah bar Ulah, said [one whose inside does not match his outside] is called an abomination.”

  2. Going to the authorities isn’t what it should because some people have them in their pocket. Only Federal investigation, which is insulated from political forces, has a chance of cleaning up the sex abuse cover-ups that are rampant.

  3. The story on how “Google is Destroying the Act of Reading” reminds me of Rav Schachter’s criticism of the use of Bar Ilan for paskening in the tefillin/partnership minyan controversy. One might be able to find the “key words” but the issue gets reduced to those few words instead of having an appreciation for the context around the daf and in Shas in general.

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