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Women to get formal education role in shuls | The Jewish Chronicle

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has launched his most significant initiative for women by creating a new qualification for them to serve in Orthodox synagogues. He is introducing the post of “ma’ayan” to enable women to take up roles both as

People expect too much from shul because they see it as the center of their religion
Are Today’s Sephardic Synagogues Spiritually Attractive? | Through Sephardic Lenses

In his well written and thought provoking article recently published in the journal Conversations, our SEC President Neil Sheff mentioned that during our annual Sephardic Educational Center (SEC) Shavuot Retreat in Palm Springs last May, “we held a town hall discussion as part of our Erev Shavuot st…

Complicated case
Rabbinical arbitration award upheld in Ontario’s top court – 680 NEWS

TORONTO – An award granted by a Jewish court in New York to a Canadian businessman should stand despite a serious breach of the arbitration agreement involved, Ontario’s top court ruled Thursday. In its decision, the Court of Appeal rejected arguments against overturning an earlier ruling that uphel…

Very interesting perspective
What conservative gay Christians want

The LGBT rights movement — so the story goes — has split the Christian churches in two. On one side…

A Hebrew School teacher writes
Hebrew School is not the answer

Hebrew school today is vastly different from a generation ago. The instruction in most Hebrew school classrooms today include a……

Jews as a kind of counter-culture
Subversive Jews and American Culture

Leonard Milberg’s collection of early American Judaica highlights American Jewish contributions to culture of every sort: prose, poetry, drama, music, art, science, medicine, journalism, publishing, pedagogy, religion, and more. The collection encourages a shift away from the all-too-prevalent foc..…

A new generation
For First Time in History, Shiur Klali at Mir Yerushalayim Given in Hebrew | Matzav.com

For First Time in History, Shiur Klali at Mir Yerushalayim Given in Hebrew February 18, 2016 9:46 am 0 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Yesterday was somewhat of an historic day at Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim, as, for the first time in the yeshiva’s glorious history, a shiur klali was delivered in H…

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.

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