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• The two shuls I attend regularly both opened this morning. I davened at home – Religious services can resume in New York with 10 or fewer people, Cuomo says https://www.jta.org/quick-reads/religious-services-can-resume-in-new-york-with-10-or-fewer-people-cuomo-says

• Read to the end. I’ve been saying for years, it is not viable for a woman to be a rabbi and not count for minyan. That will not stand – As New York synagogues reopen, government guidelines leave little room for Orthodox women https://forward.com/news/447031/as-new-york-synagogues-reopen-government-guidelines-leave-little-room-for/

• Joy, fear and sorrow mix for Italian Jews returning to synagogue https://www.jta.org/2020/05/20/global/joy-fear-and-sorrow-mix-for-italian-jews-returning-to-synagogue

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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