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• First survey of Canadian Jewry shows lower assimilation, intermarriage than US https://www.timesofisrael.com/first-survey-of-canadian-jewry-shows-lower-assimilation-intermarriage-than-us/

• Gallup: 52% of Jews identify as Democrats, 16% as Republicans https://www.jta.org/quick-reads/half-of-american-jews-identified-as-democrat-in-2018

• Jewish Studies Rethought: Yeshiva College Announces Significant Reduction in Required Courses https://yucommentator.org/2019/03/jewish-studies-rethought-yeshiva-college-announces-significant-reduction-required-courses/

• Y Schonfeld – Did 22 Rabbis Handcuff Orthodoxy? https://www.queensjewishlink.com/opinion/message-from-r-schonfeld-r-yoel-schonfeld/did-22-rabbis-handcuff-orthodoxy/

• I’m not sure what to make of this. I think it was intended seriously – Anti-Semitism and Orthodoxy in the Age of Trump https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/281547/anti-semitism-orthodoxy-trump

• H Abramson – Why the Roman Empire Tried to Crack Down on Wild Purim Celebrations https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/2019/03/why-the-roman-empire-tried-to-crack-down-on-wild-purim-celebrations

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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