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• No need for outrage, this isn’t an Orthodox camp – A Jewish camp in Maine is actually opening. Here’s how it plans to keep COVID-19 away. https://www.jta.org/2020/05/18/united-states/a-jewish-camp-in-maine-is-actually-opening-heres-how-it-plans-to-keep-covid-19-away

• Roundtable | Will Jewish denominations survive the pandemic? 30 Rabbis weigh in. https://forward.com/opinion/446714/will-jewish-denominations-survive-the-pandemic-30-rabbis-weigh-in/

• New Labor Dept. guidelines protect the beliefs of faith groups in grant programs https://www.christianpost.com/news/new-labor-dept-guidelines-protect-the-beliefs-of-faith-groups-in-grant-programs.html

• No room for compromise on LGBT, Stamford Hill rabbis tell Boris Johnson https://www.thejc.com/education/education-news/stamford-hill-rabbis-write-to-boris-johnson-over-lgbt-issues-1.499895

• Charedi neighborhoods were NOT disproportionately affected with high death rates – Interactive Map Shows NYC COVID-19 Deaths By Zip Code https://gothamist.com/news/new-map-shows-covid-deaths-zipcode-starrett-city-most-affected

 

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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