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Top Conservative rabbi to resign over ‘sexual identity’ struggle
Top Conservative rabbi to resign over ‘sexual identity’ struggle

(RNS) The top rabbi of the Conservative movement asks forgiveness from his Dallas congregation.

I use it for kiddush every week
Why People Drink Concord Grape Wines on Passover

“A seder without sweet Manischewitz,” the comedian Jackie Mason once said, “would be like horseradish without tears, like a cantor without a voice, like a shul without a complaint, like a yenta without a big mouth, like Passover without Jews.”

Women of the Wall Barred From Holding Passover Priestly Blessing Rite at Kotel
Women of the Wall Barred From Holding Passover Priestly Blessing Rite at Kotel

Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit prohibited Women of the Wall from holding a female version of the priestly blessing ceremony at the Western Wall during Passover, which starts Friday evening.

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 currently is serving his third term on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and also serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Board of Jewish Action magazineand the Board of OU Press. He has published four 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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