Announcement: Vote OIC in WZC Election

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by R. Gil Student

Changes are coming. The World Zionist Organization has tremendous influence behind the scenes of the Jewish community, with over $1BN of charitable dollars distributed. Reform and Progressive movements are mobilizing to redirect those funds away from traditional recipients in order to change the nature and boundaries of Judaism in Israel and around the world. This isn’t a secret. It is happening openly. We need to mobilize even more strongly to become a force for good, for Torah, for safety and security in our communities. Vote here

I’m not much for Da’as Torah when it comes to things like elections. I vote my conscience. But I still care what great Torah scholars have to say. Rav Hershel Schachter encourages everyone to vote for the Orthodox Israel Coalition – Mizrachi. Too much is at stake to do nothing.

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About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of, 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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