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TIME’s ‘Is God Dead?’ Cover Turns 50
TIME’s ‘Is God Dead?’ Cover Turns 50

How the April 8, 1966, cover of TIME set off a firestorm

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Restrictions on Women’s Religious Attire

Many countries have laws that ban or limit women from wearing religious attire in public places. By comparison, far fewer countries require women to wear particular types of attire for religious reasons.

How Covenants Make Us
How Covenants Make Us

The social fabric needs to be rewoven for the 21st century.

How a 12th century murder became an international Jewish conspiracy
How a 12th century murder became an international Jewish conspiracy

Blood libel, the myth of Jews killing Christian children, has taken on its own life — and that of many Jews — since a Benedictine monk penned the first chronicled fabrication, says author E.M. Rose

Rethinking expectations about expecting
Rethinking Expectations about Expecting

There are many expectations within the Jewish Orthodox community. We expect our young men and women to work hard in……

A New Union of Reconstructionist Rabbis Emerges From Intermarriage Debate
A New Union of Reconstructionist Rabbis Emerges From Intermarriage Debate

Twenty Reconstructioist Rabbis at the center of a debate over whether spiritual leaders should be allowed to marry outside the Jewish faith, have formed a new association to “affirm a serious commitment to traditional Jewish thought and practice.”

The Civil Illiberties Union Targets a Yeshiva
The Civil Illiberties Union Targets a Yeshiva

Avi Schick writes that the American Civil Illiberties Union is targeting a yeshiva: New Jersey’s college grant to Beth Medrash Govoha set off church-state alarms—and years of litigation by the ACLU.

The Orthodoxy exchange, Part 1: American Orthodox Judaism is changing
The Orthodoxy exchange, Part 1: American Orthodox Judaism is changing | Rosner’s Domain

The first part of an exchange with Professor Adam Ferziger, author of Beyond Sectarianism: The Realignment of American Orthodox Judaism

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.

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