Author Archives: 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 recently served on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and currently serves 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: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

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Halachos of Brachos for all Seasons: Laws of Brochos for Yomtov, Fast Days, and Other Special Times of the Jewish Year by R. Pinchos Bonder (Feldheim) One of The 36 Hidden Tzaddikim: Hagaon Rav Yitzchak Silber zt’l: His life and legacy, as told by his students and those close to him by R. Avraham Cohen (Feldheim)

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YUTorah Online – Sukkot To-Go YUTorah Online – Sukkot To-Go The Mystery* of Simhat Torah 1663, at the First Synagogue in England in 350 Years The Mystery* of Simhat Torah 1663, at the First Synagogue in England in 350 Years Our former rabbi victimized women. Here’s how we made our synagogue a safer space. – Jewish Telegraphic Agency Our former ...

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Airlifting in kosher food and holding Yom Kippur services in submerged Wilmington, N.C. Airlifting in kosher food and holding Yom Kippur services in submerged Wilmington, N.C. washingtonpost Sefaria! – The quest to put the Talmud online If Tzitz Eliezer Were Your Rabbi, What He Might Say This Yom Kippur | Torah Musings From the archives – If Tzitz Eliezer Were ...

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Local Yeshiva Has Ardent Fans and Critics – WSJ WSJ on secular studies in Oholei Torah (Chabad) – Local Yeshiva Has Ardent Fans and Critics Opinion | Where ‘Rabbi Voice’ Came From (if It Exists) This is weird – Where ‘Rabbi Voice’ Came From (if It Exists) More Than Material Minds More Than Material Minds Let’s bring back the Sabbath ...

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A Pre-Simchat Torah Message to Parents of Teens Very important! – L Rothwachs – A Pre-Simchat Torah Message to Parents of Teens https://www.jewishlinknj.com/features/26892-a-pre-simchat-torah-message-to-parents-of-teens The Pope and the Rabbi A Folger – The Pope and the Rabbi R. Hayim Kanievsky’s ‘Instant Responsa’ B Brown – R. Hayim Kanievsky’s 'Instant Responsa' Searching for the Traces of Judaism in Portugal H Abramson – ...

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Strictly Orthodox leaders distance themselves from Chief Rabbi’s LGBT+ guidance – The Jewish Chronicle Strictly Orthodox leaders distance themselves from Chief Rabbi's LGBT+ guidance Orthodox Jewish women slammed for wearing ‘slutty’ wigs Different perspectives to reading this article – Orthodox Jewish women slammed for wearing ‘slutty’ wigs http://nypost.com/2018/09/09/orthodox-jewish-women-slammed-for-wearing-slutty-wigs/

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