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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.


  1. Shalom Rosenfeld

    תרתי דסתרי in the yoetzet piece?

    A good teacher does not pretend that keeping Hilchot Niddah is a panacea that will lead to instant marital harmony and bliss.

    Mikveh preparation day really can feel more like spa day!

  2. not at all contradictory. Keeping niddah (over decades) will not lead to instant marital bliss, but one aspect of niddah (that lasts about an hour per month) can be pretty reliably pleasant.

  3. longtimereader

    I don’t see why it would seem at all inconsistent.

  4. Shalom Rosenfeld

    I would have said “preparation can be made more pleasant.” But don’t make a woman feel disappointed — or worse, guilty or excluded — if she still doesn’t enjoy it.

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