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A subversive Devar Torah presented to Rabbis for Human Rights
Weekly parasha: When human rights becomes as strange fire

In his commentary to Parashat Shemini, Rabbi Gideon Sylvester reminds us of the delicate balance Israeli human rights organisations exist wi

This will lead to chaos
State must recognize private Orthodox conversions, court says

Landmark ruling means rabbinate will no longer have sole control over who can be recognized as a Jew for citizenship purposes in Israel

New issue of the journal Nitzachon

Nitzachon – Adas Torah’s Journal of Torah Ideas

R Gordimer: No, That Is Not Modern Orthodoxy
No, That Is Not Modern Orthodoxy

Straw men may be useful in politics, but they are not what we seek in religious discourse. That is why Dr. Steven Bayme’s op-ed Modern Orthodoxy is under attack from the right. It’s time to fight back is sadly off the mark, as it promotes a new organization (“PORAT”), presented as

Is this an April Fools joke?
Make Way For ‘Earthodoxy’

A new effort to support spiritual communities is fueled by those on the communal fringes.

I’m not sure what to say. This article is both heartening and heart-breaking. For example, going to the mikvah before marriage is a half-empty/half-full act. And I’m really skeptical that this segment in general is more than a tiny population.
Why Some Millennials Are Becoming Orthodox Jews

Young Americans might be leaving religion in large numbers, but for some, rules, ritual, and tradition are attractive ways to find meaning in daily life.

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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