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• ‘Baal Teshuvah’: The Next Generation https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/276399/baal-teshuva-the-next-generation

• Temple Mount activists celebrate new altar, but plea to ‘practice animal sacrifice’ rejected https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-jerusalem-municipality-rejects-plea-to-practice-animal-sacrifice-for-future-temple-1.6729388

• Rabbis Force Brooklyn Kosher Restaurants To Cancel Show With Lesbian Comic https://forward.com/fast-forward/415779/rabbis-force-brooklyn-kosher-restaurants-to-cancel-show-with-lesbian-comic/

• 1 in 3 European Union Jews say they avoid Jewish sites out of security fears https://www.jta.org/quick-reads/1-in-3-eu-jews-say-they-avoid-jewish-sites-out-of-security-fears

• No Orthodox rabbis on the list – As rabbis of all denominations, we say it is time to abolish Israel’s Chief Rabbinate https://www.jta.org/2018/12/06/opinion/rabbis-denominations-say-time-abolish-israels-chief-rabbinate

• I disagree with every suggestion. Kids need to learn that shul is for davening, not playing – Stop Kicking Kids Out Of Shul. Research Says Early Ritual Experience Is Essential. https://forward.com/life/faith/415350/kids-shul-synagogue-education/

• NYC Health Dept. Issues Mandatory Exclusions for Non-Vaccinated Students http://www.jewishpress.com/news/us-news/ny/nyc-health-dept-issues-mandatory-exclusions-for-non-vaccinated-students/2018/12/06/

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 of New Jersey, 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 recently served on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and currently serves as Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He also serves on the Editorial Board of Jewish Action magazine and 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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