Author Archives: 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 currently is serving his third term on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and also serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Board of Jewish Action magazineand the Board of OU Press. He has published four 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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• SA’s Chief Rabbi declares unequivocal support for Israel at presidential inauguration • This was inevitable but to their credit they held out longer than anyone expected – Hebrew Union College to admit and ordain rabbinical students in interfaith relationships, ending longstanding ban • RM Taragin – The Age of Discontent • RS Brody – What Does the Torah Have to Say about ...

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Preparing for Shabbos Together

by R. Gil Student I. Preparing For Shabbos The key to success in anything you do is preparation. You want to ace a job interview? You need many things to succeed,but if you prepare, if you research the company and practice answering common questions, then with siyata di-Shmaya (divine assistance) you have a much better chance of getting the job. ...

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• Orthodox rabbis call on Chuck Schumer to act against antisemitism • On the big changes at JCT – David Magerman: ‘We need to shift our focus to those Jews who want to leave Egypt, cross the sea and come into Israel • The Lost History of the Jews of Corfu • RDZ Feldman in WSJ – The ICC Betrays the Legacy of Nuremberg

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• RR Taragin – An ideal Jewish army on a full stage • The Orthodox shul that’s attracting a young crowd, especially post-Oct. 7 — along with major investors • Israeli Singer Returns To His Roots: ‘You Want To Kill Me Because I’m Jewish? I’ll Be A Super Jew’

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• RS Aviner – My Fellow Rabbis – To the Land of Israel! • Missouri judge rejects suit by interfaith clergy, including rabbis, that challenged abortion ban • Family Says Government Won’t Allow ‘Hashem Yikom Damo’ on Charedi Soldier’s Tombstone

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Israeli Soldiers and Treif Food

by R. Gil Student I. Non-Slaughtered Meat A surprising leniency gets a brief mention in the Talmud but might have practical relevance for Israeli soldiers today. Jewish soldiers have to keep kosher, of course, and sometimes that requires some effort in the IDF. While in the field, soldiers bring kosher rations with them. But there is a surprising leniency for ...

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• Nasiach B’Chukecha Shavuos 5784 • Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) to Ordain 135 New Rabbis at Chag HaSemikhah Convocation • CRE Mirvis – The safe rooms that were not so safe

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• Dr S Leiman – Life After Death: The Afterlife of Tombstone Inscriptions in the Old Jewish Cemetery of Vilna • Odd – RA Shafran – The Jewish problem with Trump supporters saying his guilty verdict was ‘rigged’ • Ohio court bars Hebrew Union College from selling rare books amid financial woes • Some Churches Call Clergy Sexual Misconduct an ‘Affair.’ Survivors Are Fighting ...

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• Quotes RH Schachter – Colts’ Adonai Mitchell could leave Jewish fans tongue-tied • Being a Jew at Harvard Is Worse Than You Think • SHOCKING REVELATION: Longtime New Square Shabbos Goy Fired After Revealing He Is Jewish • RY Hoffman – Why People Are Attracted to Alternative Medicine

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