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D Wolpe at TED Talks
Religion and Technology Should Unite for the Greater Good

We can make alliances that work to alleviate suffering

BBYO is trying to enhance Jewish identity, whatever that means
Indie bands and intellectuals at the ‘Woodstock of Jewish identity’

REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK: With teen attendance tripling since 2012, the BBYO International Convention is now among the largest events on the Jewish communal calendar.

The Rise of the Jewish Single Woman
The Rise of the Jewish Single Woman

Single women now outnumber married women in the United States and have gained unprecedented political and social power. For Judaism to flourish it must embrace this new reality and not treat single women as a problem that needs to be solved.

R Gordimer
Torah Law and Torah Values

Technical compliance, but attitudinal disagreement. As the Open Orthodox movement further develops its theology, it is increasingly evident that the above is a principal credo. One should comply with the letter of the law, but one need not agree with the attitude of the law, or with the attitude

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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