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• SCOTUS Considers Religious Liberty-LGBT Rights Balance https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2019/october/scotus-lgbt-rights-religious-liberty-bostock-zarda-harris.html

• Troublesome development. Always buy a mezuzah with a good hechsher – The ranks of women serving as soferot, or female scribes who write holy texts, grows https://www.jewishexponent.com/2019/10/08/the-growing-ranks-of-female-scribes/

• F Nataf – Time for a crash course on religious toleration https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/time-for-a-crash-course-on-religious-toleration/

• Tea lights – Responsum: Best to light electric candles in sukkah http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/269968

• How Jews Solved the “Design Problem” of Gesturing to the Prohibited Name of God Without Actually Writing It https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/religion-holidays/2019/10/how-jews-solved-the-design-problem-of-gesturing-to-the-prohibited-name-of-god-without-actually-writing-it/

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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