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Two Colombians set out to convert their megachurch to Orthodox Judaism. This is what happened.

Don’t Buy the Junk Science That Says Yiddish Originated in Turkey
Don’t Buy the Junk Science That Says Yiddish Originated in Turkey

Despite what Dr. Eran Elhaik claims, four villages in ancient Turkey that once had names similar to ‘Ashkenaz’ are not the cradle of the Yiddish language, Jordan Kutzik argues.

The Heinz Passover Ad Campain’t | Heinz History Center
The Heinz Passover Ad Campain’t | Heinz History Center

Every spring, in time for Passover, readers paging through the mid-century Pittsburgh Jewish press could expect to see an advertisement from Heinz different from the other ads.

Great Adventure: How an amusement park goes Orthodox for Passover
Great Adventure: How an amusement park goes Orthodox for Passover

Six Flags gears up for what has become an annual tradition and a big event for the popular attraction 90 miles from New York City.

Persia’s Talmudic-Era Jewish Kingdom
Persia’s Talmudic-Era Jewish Kingdom

Mar Zutra’s monarchy.

Orthodox Union Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Strike State Laws Barring Aid to Religious Institutions – Even for Safety and Security
Orthodox Union Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Strike State Laws Barring Aid to Religious…

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, today urged the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down an antiquated, anti-religious amendment contained in 30 state constitutions which stand in the way of state … Continued

Calendar Confusion: Why Will it Take So Long for Chutz L’aretz to “Catch Up” with Israel This Year?
Chopping Wood: Calendar Confusion: Why Will it Take So Long for Chutz L’aretz to “Catch Up” with…

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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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