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• The Coronavirus Is Killing Off American Jewish Institutional Life https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/coronavirus-jewish-institutional-life

• We need to focus on today’s anti-semitism and not memories of centuries ago that mean something different to people today – In Defense of King Louis IX https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2020/07/in-defense-of-king-louis-ix

• Murder, Inc. is now Murder, MD – The Deadly “Quality of Life” Ethic https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2020/07/the-deadly-quality-of-life-ethic

• Despite his young age, a gay graduate of YCT (to their credit, they did not ordain him but R. Daniel Landes did) publishes a responsum permitting gay sex (did anyone think he would conclude otherwise?). This is, quite literally, megaleh panim ba-Torah she-lo ka-halakhah. I include it here because it will quickly become the standard position among the Open Orthodox/Post-Denominational crowd, which is really just a new incarnation of the Conservative movement in different garb and with less command of the texts – https://medium.com/@danielatwood_40236/sex-between-men-a-teshuva-5d10369b420b

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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