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On looking religious in the workplace – A Twerski: A Career in Law That Almost Didn’t Happen
A Career in Law That Almost Didn’t Happen

I was a Harvard teaching fellow in the 1966-67 school year. which in those times meant an almost automatic entre into a teaching position; five other teachin…

Adam Smith on Society’s Exploitation of the Rich
Adam Smith on Society’s Exploitation of the Rich

Donald Trump ascribing responsibility for his first two failed marriages to working “like, . . . .

Toward ‘Radical Transparency’ In Philanthropy
Toward ‘Radical Transparency’ In Philanthropy

William O. Douglas, the longest-serving U.S. Supreme Court justice, said that “sunlight is the best disinfectant.” But as a proverbial Jewish mother might note, too much sunlight can also give you skin cancer.

Chief Rabbi backs Kaddish role for women
Chief Rabbi calls for women to say Kaddish to “demystify” prayer – Jewish News

The chief rabbi is encouraging women who wish to recite Kaddish for loved ones to do so, in a move to “demystify” a prayer seen as being for men only. It follows the publication of a new United Synagogue guide on Wednesday, which helps women who may want to say the prayer which mourners recite …

A real legend – ‘Japanese Schindler’ Who Saved 6,000 Lives During World War II Finally Gets A Movie
‘Japanese Schindler’ Who Saved 6,000 Lives During World War II Finally Gets A Movie

“He just did what he thought was right.”

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.

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