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• Rabbis express concern about excesses of Purim celebrations https://religionnews.com/2019/03/19/rabbis-express-concern-about-excesses-of-purim-celebrations/

• “Poor families tend to be stable, happy,” he said. “The only thing that makes them poor is their tuition bills.” – We Need To Talk About Jewish Poverty https://forward.com/culture/421071/why-we-dont-talk-about-jewish-poverty-and-why-we-should/

• Here’s why rabbis can keep their housing expenses tax free https://www.jta.org/quick-reads/why-rabbis-can-keep-their-housing-expenses-tax-free

• Separate section – Orthodox-run cemetery OKs area for cremated remains, burial of non-Jewish family members https://www.jta.org/2019/03/19/united-states/orthodox-run-cemetery-oks-area-for-cremated-remains-burial-of-non-jewish-family-members

• S Weissmann – America is leading the charge to solve the Agunah crisis https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/america-is-leading-the-charge-to-solve-the-agunah-crisis/

• M Chesner – The 700-Year History of the Purim Parody https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/2019/03/the-700-year-history-of-the-purim-parody/

• Rabbis warn against businesses running on Shabbat http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/260583

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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