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• Crown Heights Jews Feel ‘Invisible’ As Anti-Semitic Attacks Persist https://forward.com/news/national/418626/anti-semitic-attack-brooklyn-hasidic-chabad/

• They knew the rules but never thought they’d get this far – This band of musicians with disabilities wanted to represent Israel at Eurovision. Their Sabbath observance became a problem https://www.jta.org/2019/02/05/culture/this-band-of-musicians-with-disabilities-wanted-to-represent-israel-at-eurovision-their-sabbath-observance-became-a-problem

• “Deeply rooted”? I’m not convinced – Finding a Right to Privacy in Halakhah https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/2019/02/finding-a-right-to-privacy-in-halakhah/

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.

One comment

  1. About privacy…. I can think of two meqoros:

    1- Hezeq re’iyah

    2- It’s a likely definition of lishna bisha, except according to the Rambam who assumes that the Aramaic translation of the words “lashon hara” must mean the same issur.

    See R Yonatan Ziring’s treatment:

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