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Attempting to reverse brain death
Dead could be brought ‘back to life’ in groundbreaking project

A groundbreaking trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people, has won approval from health watchdogs. A biotech company in the US has been granted ethical permission to recruit 20 patients who have been declared clinically dead from a traumatic brain injury, to test whethe…

Is Compromise in the Culture Wars Possible?
Is Compromise in the Culture Wars Possible?

Secular space without secularism.

When the Holy Language doesn’t fit our conceptions of political correctness, maybe we are wrong
In Hebrew, it has to be he or she

Yes, Hebrew has a gender problem; and no, creating new, fashionable gender-neutral pronouns won’t solve it. The re-emergence of non-binary……

Prominent scholars blast theory tracing Ashkenazi Jews to Turkey
Prominent scholars blast theory tracing Ashkenazi Jews to Turkey

Critics say the sensational study by an Israel-born geneticist omitted factors that refute its findings, including the similarity between European and Middle Eastern Jews.

This is the face of the future of Judaism
Buoyed by haredi growth, Jewish school enrollment in NY up by 4.4 percent in one year

Not surprisingly, enrollment and growth was highest in counties with the largest haredi Orthodox populations: Brooklyn, Rockland, Orange, Queens and Nassau.

How the mighty have fallen
Sheldon Silver sentenced to 12 years for corruption schemes

Sheldon Silver was sentenced to 12 years in prison for using his vast power to line his own pockets with $5.3 million.

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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  1. “Not surprisingly, enrollment and growth was highest in counties with the largest haredi Orthodox populations: Brooklyn, Rockland, Orange, Queens and Nassau”

    Big difference in percentage of Jews attending day schools from the various counties.
    Rockland Jewish population approximately 91000 Day School Enrollment 24000=approx 27% of Jewish population are day school students. Brooklyn Jewish population 561000 day school students 80000 approx 14% of Jewish population are day school students. Nassau approximately 230000 Jewish population day school students 7500 approx 3% of Jewish population are day school students.
    Jewish population from Wikipedia, Day school enrollment from JTA article-calculation approx by back of envelope calculations-I rounded various figures.

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