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• Very well done – J Muskat – Modern orthodoxy’s relationship with the Charedi and open orthodox communities https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/modern-orthodoxys-relationship-with-the-charedi-and-open-orthodox-communities/

• S Pruzansky – The Rabbinate and Its Contents
https://rabbipruzansky.com/2019/08/02/the-rabbinate-and-its-contents/

• With day school costs high, more Jewish families opt for home schooling
https://www.jta.org/2019/08/01/united-states/with-day-school-costs-high-more-jewish-families-opting-for-home-schooling

• Jews can be their own biggest enemy – The incendiary balloon of international law
https://www.jns.org/opinion/the-incendiary-balloon-of-international-law/

• I don’t know the details of the accusations against Wexner but I worry that too fine a purity test on philanthropic dollars will devastate Jewish organizations. Mega-donors are a problem but so are the political bureaucracies of Federations. Bottom line: if the Jewish masses still gave, mega-donors would have less power – Has Jeffrey Epstein Tainted Wexner Scholars?
https://forward.com/opinion/428734/jeffrey-epstein-has-tainted-jewish-philanthropy-now-what/

• ‘DATI-neck’: A History of Orthodox Teaneck
http://www.jewishlinknj.com/features/32635-dati-neck-a-history-of-orthodox-teaneck

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 has served two terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and currently serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Jewish Action magazine, the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society and the Achieve Journal of Behavioral Health, Religion & Community, as well as 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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