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• Orthodox Groups Submit Briefs to Defend “Ministerial Exception” https://hamodia.com/2020/02/11/orthodox-groups-submit-briefs-defend-ministerial-exception/

• M Soloveichik – The Mysteries of the Sh’ma https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/religion-holidays/2020/02/the-mysteries-of-the-shma/

• One sure thing about cultural trends is that they will change if you wait long enough – US decline in religious affiliation may be slowing: researchers https://www.christianpost.com/news/us-decline-in-religious-affiliation-may-be-slowing-researchers.html

• Published Procedural Letter: Zabla Panels | Beth Din of America https://bethdin.org/published-procedural-letter-zabla-panels/

• Orthodox Jewish community presents $47,000 check to family of fallen officer, Det. Joseph Seals https://www.pix11.com/news/local-news/new-jersey/orthodox-jewish-community-presents-47-000-check-to-family-of-fallen-officer-det-joseph-seals

• Nuance is lost on the electorate – Will ‘present’ vote on abortion bill tank freshman state rep — an Orthodox rabbi? https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/11/21133635/abortion-present-vote-state-rep-orthodox-rabbi-kalish-cassidy

• It’s strange how disconnected this prize is from the beis midrash. I have no idea who this is, neither do the vast majority of serious Talmud students, probably to our detriment – Prof. Vered Noam to get Israel Prize for Talmud studies, in first for a woman https://www.timesofisrael.com/prof-vered-noam-to-get-israel-prize-for-talmud-studies-in-first-for-a-woman/

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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