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• Rabbis try for nuance, media doesn’t allow it – Rabbinical Council of America condemns racism at ‘highest levels of government’ https://www.jta.org/quick-reads/rabbinical-council-of-america-condemns-racism-at-highest-levels-of-government

• Is the pendulum starting to swing back in favor of conservative religion? – Behold, The Millennial Nuns https://www.huffpost.com/highline/article/millennial-nuns/

• Fascinating. I remain skeptical as a matter of faith, even if I can’t explain this – A Disproof of Rationalism?
http://www.rationalistjudaism.com/2019/07/a-disproof-of-rationalism.html

• Museum on Southern Jewry moves eclectic 4,000-item collection to New Orleans
https://www.timesofisrael.com/museum-on-southern-jewry-moves-eclectic-4000-item-collection-to-new-orleans/

• Court hears challenge over October election date falling on Jewish holiday
https://www.jns.org/court-hears-challenge-over-october-election-date-falling-on-jewish-holiday/

• Archaeologists Discover an 18th-Century Plaque Commemorating the Departure of Jews from Lithuania to the Land of Israel
https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/history-ideas/2019/07/archaeologists-discover-an-18th-century-plaque-commemorating-the-departure-of-jews-from-lithuania-to-the-land-of-israel/

• Ask your rabbi for guidance – Starbucks Information
https://www.star-k.org/articles/kosher-lists/1709/starbucks/

• Do-it-yourself Judaism is doing it wrong – Google Favored Over Rabbonim In Dati Leumi Community Poll
https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/israel-news/1758748/google-favored-over-rabbonim-in-dati-leumi-community-poll.html

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 serves on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and 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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