Author Archives: Gil Student

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Have We Made Purim Into a Holiday of Materialism? | Everyday Jewish Living | OU Life Have We Made Purim Into a Holiday of Materialism? Will we ever get serious about guns? | Shammai Engelmayer | The Blogs | The Times of Israel Guns for shuls – Will we ever get serious about guns? Israel appoints first female haredi Orthodox ...

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In find of biblical proportions, Prophet Isaiah’s seal claimed to be unearthed In find of biblical proportions, Prophet Isaiah’s seal claimed to be unearthed For some Balkan Muslims a Jewish false messiah inspires interfaith understanding For some Balkan Muslims a Jewish false messiah inspires interfaith understanding Liberal rabbis: Don’t blame the Chief Rabbinate – blame yourselves Gordimer – Liberal rabbis: ...

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Resources on Women’s Ordination

by R. Gil Student A lot has been written recently on the subject of women’s leadership in the Orthodox community, particularly about women’s ordination on rabbis. The overwhelming conclusion has been that there are many areas of potential growth for women in communal leadership but not in the rabbinate. Traditionally, the rabbinate has been male; we are bound to proudly uphold that ...

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Modern Orthodox Rabbis Are Struggling — Even As The Community Gets Wealthier You should only be a Rabbi if your wife has a good job – Modern Orthodox Rabbis Are Struggling — Even As The Community Gets Wealthier Drawing The right Conclusions: A Defense of a Recent Orthodox Survey | The Lehrhaus Drawing The right Conclusions: A Defense of a ...

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On The Bookshelf | The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com | Elliot Resnick | 2 Adar 5778 – February 16, 2018 | JewishPress.com Is there room in Judaism for immodest literature? – On The Bookshelf Why The Modern Orthodox Are Not Always Modern: Understanding the OU’s policy on female clergy | Mitchell Rocklin | The Blog… R M Rocklin – Why ...

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Breakfast on Purim

by R. Gil Student I. Premature Breakfast On Purim morning, are we allowed to eat breakfast? The answer is not so much a matter of food but of priorities. On Purim, we observe a number of commandments. Among them are reading the megillah, giving charity to the poor, sending gifts of food to a friend and eating a festive meal. ...

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Closing the door on Open Orthodoxy: Why the Orthodox Union prohibited female clergy | Mitchell Rocklin | The Blogs | The Ti… R M Rocklin – Closing the door on Open Orthodoxy: Why the Orthodox Union prohibited female clergy New Matchmaking Initiative Launched for Modern Orthodox Singles New Matchmaking Initiative Launched for Modern Orthodox Singles https://www.jewishlinknj.com/monthly-sections/family-link/23331-new-matchmaking-initiative-launched-for-modern-orthodox-singles Dancing Around a Coffin: ...

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On Rav Soloveitchik, Purim, And Pictures Of Women: An Interview with Noted Posek Rav Hershel Schachter | The Jewish Press -… On Rav Soloveitchik, Purim, And Pictures Of Women: An Interview with Noted Posek Rav Hershel Schachter Rabbi Glatt’s doctorly advice: Get shot, stay home if sick Rabbi Glatt’s doctorly advice: Get a shot, stay home if sick My son ...

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Some New Books

by R. Gil Student Here are some new books I recently received with a few comments. This isn’t something I do often but due to travel, I have not had time to write. 1. Chinuch: Contemporary & Timeless Essays from the TorahWeb website and adaptations from its lecture series.  2. Megillat Esther Mesorat HaRav: Commentary Based on the Teachings of ...

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Does Chabad Have An Answer To ‘The Rebbetzin Question’? Does Chabad Have An Answer To ‘The Rebbetzin Question’? Poland Set to Criminalize Kosher Slaughter Poland Set to Criminalize Kosher Slaughter Bay Area Jews shown as diverse, flexible — and more distant from institutions and Israel | Jewish Telegraphic Agency Bay Area Jews shown as diverse, flexible — and more distant ...

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