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• Rav Mayer Twersky – Rav Mayer Twersky: Chilul Hashem in the Streets: Response to the Protests https://vimeo.com/466396963

• R B Goldschmidt – Rabbis need to do our part to help keep the coronavirus from spreading https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/10/08/rabbis-need-do-our-part-help-keep-coronavirus-spreading/

• Despite our community’s undeniable bad behavior, this obviously discriminatory action must be protested in the courts – Agudath Israel sues Cuomo for restrictions imposed as holy days begin  https://www.jta.org/quick-reads/aguda-sues-cuomo-for-restrictions-imposed-as-holy-days-begin

• Responsible leadership. If only other shuls would close also to avoid spreading the virus which absolutely does sometimes happen in shuls – CLOSED: White Shul Closes Ahead of New Restrictions Effective Friday Morning https://5townscentral.com/2020/10/08/closed-white-shul-closed-ahead-of-new-restrictions-effective-friday-morning/

• More responsible leadership – My shul did everything right and the government still shut us down. They’re right. https://forward.com/opinion/456104/we-masked-we-distanced-we-limited-but-we-are-still-responsible-for-the/

• Court upholds Seminary’s freedom to train faith leaders https://www.becketlaw.org/media/court-upholds-seminarys-freedom-train-faith-leaders/


About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Editor 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, 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 has served two terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and currently serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Jewish Action magazine, the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society and the Achieve Journal of Behavioral Health, Religion & Community, as well as 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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