Author Archives: Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the founder, publisher and editor-in-chief of Torah Musings.

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A night of perfect grace in Jerusalem A night of perfect grace in Jerusalem The World’s First Kosher Cheeseburger Is Here No meat – The World’s First Kosher Cheeseburger Is Here As California Suspends Assisted Suicide, a Jewish Perspective on the Sanctity of Life R A Shafran – As California Suspends Assisted Suicide, a Jewish Perspective on the Sanctity of ...

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‘Libelous and disgraceful’: Rabbis blast senators’ condemnations 'Libelous and disgraceful': Rabbis blast senators' condemnations Blessed Through Israel: How Guatemala’s Evangelicals Inspired Its Embassy Move Blessed Through Israel: How Guatemala’s Evangelicals Inspired Its Embassy Move Tracing the History of Shavuos Night Learning Tracing the History of Shavuos Night Learning Six Additional Knocks R S Pruzansky – Six Additional Knocks http://rabbipruzansky.com/2018/05/18/six-additional-knocks/ Why ...

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Dismissing Life as a Value – The Sad Story of Alfie Evans Dismissing Life as a Value – The Sad Story of Alfie Evans Betsy DeVos visits elite Jewish school in NYC Betsy DeVos visits elite Jewish school in NYC http://nypost.com/2018/05/15/betsy-devos-visits-elite-jewish-school-in-nyc/ YUTorah Online – Shavuot To-Go YUTorah Online – Shavuot To-Go Judaism, Nationalism, and Conservatism Are Three Complementary Philosophies Judaism, ...

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Controversial Young Rabbis

by R. Gil Student I. Enforcing Qualifications In the 16th century, Egypt was home to a thriving Jewish community to which, in some ways, Israel was a satellite. In any community, people will try to find ways around authority figures – sometimes for good reasons, but often for less than noble ones. At the time in Egypt, people were selecting ...

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The ‘Miracle Boy’ and Problems With the Brain-Death Diagnosis The ‘Miracle Boy’ and Problems With the Brain-Death Diagnosis The Temple Mount Sifting Project, Fourteen Years On The Temple Mount Sifting Project, Fourteen Years On Concern Over Trump’s Faith-Based Move The war against religion continues – Concern Over Trump’s Faith-Based Move An Orthodox politician stands in the way of Andrew Cuomo’s ...

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Review of a Review: Why Open Orthodoxy Is Not Orthodox (torahmusings.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8dbadb7bbabd1d26a8ad9d4a0&id=b4fb5c393a&e=035f9814ef) This is one of R. Gordimer’s most important articles because it explains an overall approach – Review of a Review: Why Open Orthodoxy Is Not Orthodox THE 40 BEST COLLEGES FOR JEWISH STUDENTS, 2017 (torahmusings.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8dbadb7bbabd1d26a8ad9d4a0&id=765c783edd&e=035f9814ef) Must have missed this when it came out – THE 40 BEST COLLEGES FOR ...

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What Others Can Learn from Israel about Having Children S Rindner – What Others Can Learn from Israel about Having Children The ceremonial hall on the Jewish cemetery was already unique when it was built The ceremonial hall on the Jewish cemetery was already unique when it was built Community | What The Amish And Orthodox Jews Can Teach Us ...

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The Egyptian Samsonite

by R. Gil Student I. Be Careful What You Say Looking through sixteenth century responsa from the Mediterranean region, I saw something strange that I have not seen in any other time and place. Many responsa discuss the rare phenomenon of the Nezir Shimshon, a Samson Nazirite. Most generations barely mention this phenomenon other than in a theoretical sense. This ...

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