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• I’ve been saying this for years. Women not counting for a minyan cannot and will not stand among the Open Orthodox – Tenth for a minyan https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/tenth-for-a-minyan/

• I’m not sure whether this is good or bad – Rabbinate DNA tests seek Jewishness in the blood, become a bone of contention https://www.timesofisrael.com/rabbinate-dna-tests-seek-jewishness-in-the-blood-become-a-bone-of-contention/

• One non-Orthodox rabbi’s idiosyncratic views on what rabbis do wrong. It seems wrong to me to generalize from one person’s experience to all rabbis. Note the assumption at the beginning that all rabbis are Ashkenazic! I am Ashkenazic but whenever I speak I have vocal Sephardim sitting upfront and make sure to quote liberally from Sephardic authorities – Your rabbi has sinned https://religionnews.com/2019/10/06/yom-kippur/

• City Jewish leaders demand more cops for Yom Kippur amid anti-Semitic crimes https://nypost.com/2019/10/06/city-jewish-leaders-demand-more-cops-for-yom-kippur-amid-anti-semitic-crimes

• New England Jewish Academy Announces Transformative Tuition Initiative https://jewishlinkbwc.com/index.php/features/11681-new-england-jewish-academy-announces-transformative-tuition-initiative?fbclid=IwAR32AwMzNPJwe8UkNj2CZZZt4tk2cW0bVBeSpQr_MCV9OnG-8Slp9oqFpb8

• Does the Rabbi Know When an Immigrant is a Stranger? https://nationalcenter.org/project21/2019/10/03/does-the-rabbi-know-when-an-immigrant-is-a-stranger/

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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