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R Zivotofsky: What’s the Truth about . . . the Korbanot?
R Goldberg: Korbanos (Sacrifices) are More Relevant Than Ever and We Should Pray for their Return
▪ My response after the letter: Letters To the Editor: Glass Half Full Judaism
Misdiagnosis Raises New Doubt on NYC Approach to Milah
Why is Kosher Meat More Expensive than Non Kosher Meat?
▪ It’s one thing to support alternate or minority opinions (which I do not), but this is advocating discarding religious laws when they conflict with self-fulfillment. What ever happened to sacrificing for what we believe in. Many people have given up much more to become or remain religiously observant: After Ten Years, Finding Her Voice
▪ I don’t think this is particularly controversial. Women Torah scholars should be judged by the quality of their contributions, not their gender: Rabbinic organization: Women may issue halachic rulings
▪ The Diaspora is supposed to be temporary: Why We Mourn the Loss of Streit’s Matzo
The Challenge of Preserving Jewish History
Israeli Website Uses Bible Study To Bring Together Political, Religious Rivals

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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  1. In her interview, Shayna said, “I decided that kol isha is not erva”

    Sounds like Shaynaism (much like sheilaism see here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheilaism)
    A while back I remember reading a piece concerning someone’s interaction with an MO school staff member. When asked about the singing at a school event, the response was something like “we don’t hold from kol isha”. The questioner was taken aback as he had expected something more of a halachic response (e.g there weren’t to be any solos etc.)

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