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▪ We like our central rabbinic authorities to do things our way and not have their own opinions: Conversion reform under threat, activists warn of ripple effect
▪ It never happened: Rav Aharon Lichtenstein, Rav Gustman, and the Legend of the Milkman
▪ In a country boiling over with murderous religious tension, who thinks it’s smart to allow missionary activity? Let them hold their missionary event in Ramallah: Israeli city asks court to ok ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses event
▪ Every lost Jew is a tragedy. The argument for quality over quantity is either defeatism or rationalization of failed strategies. I’m not sure defeatism is wrong intellectually, it’s just hard to swallow emotionally. (I giggle at this politically correct but biblically incorrect turn of phrase: “God blesses our foreparents”): More Is Better When It Comes to Jewish Numbers
▪ They don’t teach piloting in rabbinical school: Rabbi pilots chopper in Nepal aid effort
▪ Some refreshing straight-talking: R Y Schochet: Ask the Rabbi: ‘Vote only out of conviction’ – Jewish
▪ The old Conservative movement celebrates women’s ordination: Celebration: 30 Years Ago, JTS Admitted Women Into The Rabbinical School
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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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