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 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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• Trump hears from bullied student, issues guidelines on school prayer, federal funds for religious entities https://www.jns.org/trump-hears-from-bullied-student-issues-guidelines-on-school-prayer-federal-funds-for-religious-entities/ • Aleph expands alternative sentencing program to African American community https://jewishchronicle.timesofisrael.com/aleph-expands-alternative-sentencing-program-to-african-american-community/ • R. Dr. David Shabtai – IS IT PREFERABLE FOR A SHABBAT OBSERVANT PHYSICIAN TO TRADE SHABBAT CLINICAL DUTIES WITH A NON-OBSERVANT COLLEAGUE? – Parshah Perspectives on Modern Medicine: Shemot – Medical ...

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Maimonides on Exodus

Last year, we hosted a series of the Biblical Maimonides on the book of Exodus, by R. Alec Goldstein. Only the first post remains online. The series has been edited, updated and published in book format: link Rabbi Moses son of Maimon, known in Hebrew as Rambam and English as Maimonides (1135-1204), is one of the great luminaries of Judaism whose contributions ...

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• Scholar Says Religious Expression Faces ‘Open Hostility’ on Some Campuses https://thetablet.org/scholar-religious-expression-hostility-on-campuses/ • Ancient Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue in Egypt Rededicated http://thejewishvoice.com/2020/01/16/ancient-eliyahu-hanavi-synagogue-in-egypt-rededicated/

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• Landmark case sees woman obtain get after launching private prosecution against husband for coercive control https://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/landmark-case-sees-woman-obtain-get-after-launching-private-prosecution-against-husband-for-coercive-1.495362 • Fascinating story – The granddaughter of a Cambodian princess had a bat mitzvah – Jewish Telegraphic Agency https://www.jta.org/2020/01/14/culture/the-granddaughter-of-a-cambodian-princess-celebrated-her-bat-mitzvah • Lots of data in different articles – Millennials search for meaning and authenticity when it comes to Judaism https://www.jns.org/millennials-search-for-meaning-and-authenticity-when-it-comes-to-judaism/ • Most millennials, Gen ...

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Announcement: Survey on Political Views

If you are an American Orthodox Jew, please take this brief online survey on the political views of American Orthodox Jews: https://bit.ly/ortho-political-2020b. This survey is completely anonymous and is open to all persons age 18 or older. This survey is sponsored by and conducted by Nishma Research, an independent research firm that is run by Orthodox members of our community. Nishma is doing this ...

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• Gun applications in New York Jewish community spike to nearly 1,000% after Hanukkah attack https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/gun-applications-in-new-york-jewish-community-spike-to-nearly-1-000-after-hanukkah-attack • Kashrus Officials Meet for Annual Conference https://collive.com/kashrus-officials-meet-for-annual-conference/ • Why Orthodox Jews Have Been Hesitant to Adopt Outside Their Community, and Why They Shouldn’t Be https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/politics-current-affairs/2020/01/why-orthodox-jews-have-been-hesitant-to-adopt-outside-their-community-and-why-they-shouldnt-be/ • Agudath Israel files brief in support of Michigan case on state aid to religious schools https://www.jns.org/agudath-israel-files-brief-in-support-of-michigan-case-on-state-aid-to-religious-schools/

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• Avital C-G – When the tuition bills add up, some Orthodox consider aliyah https://forward.com/life/438095/when-the-tuition-bills-add-up-some-orthodox-consider-aliyah/ • Civil Court Can’t Order Wife to Accept an Orthodox Jewish Husband’s “Get” (Divorce Document) https://reason.com/2020/01/04/civil-court-cant-order-wife-to-accept-an-orthodox-jewish-husbands-get-divorce-document/ • Lawsuit against Orthodox synagogues, rabbis dismissed https://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/news/local_news/lawsuit-against-orthodox-synagogues-rabbis-dismissed/article_091368be-33ac-11ea-988c-bf1c6e209a42.html • YU Celebrates Torah Learning With Many Siyums Near and Far https://blogs.yu.edu/news/yu-celebrates-learning-with-many-siyums-near-and-far/

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