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• Orthodox leaders press for reopening guidance as parents say yeshivas are already holding classes https://www.jta.org/2020/05/19/united-states/orthodox-leaders-press-for-reopening-guidance-as-parents-say-yeshivas-are-already-holding-classes

• Prayer al fresco is the order of the day in Atlanta as the Orthodox gather again for minyan https://forward.com/news/national/446735/atlanta-orthodox-synagogue-minyan-coronavirus/

• Chief Rabbi backs new organ donation system in England https://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/chief-welcomes-organ-donation-1.499906

• As pandemic set in, Orthodox Union furloughed 125 staffers — a quarter of its workforce https://www.jta.org/2020/05/19/united-states/as-pandemic-set-in-orthodox-union-furloughed-125-staffers-a-quarter-of-its-workforce

• These kosher NYC restaurants have closed permanently since March https://www.jta.org/2020/05/19/food/these-kosher-nyc-restaurants-have-closed-permanently-since-march

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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