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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.


  1. MiMedinat HaYam

    1952 kiruv minyan.

    Probably the first in america (?the world?)

  2. “Herman Wouk Began an Orthodox Congregation on Fire Island in 1952. It Still Thrives.”

    Misleading and false, from what I read at the linked to story.

    It seems that what Wouk started is now a non Orthodox temple with a non believing spiritual leader and woman cantor. I don’t think Mr. Wouk is pleased.

  3. the Jewish last name article has a lot of mistakes, some of them egregious. see,


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