Letters

Rabbi Gil Student Responds

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I thank Mr. Berman for his letter. As the title of my column indicates, these are brief reviews. In the short space allocated for this book, I attempted to summarize the book’s main arguments using… Read more

The Work/Life Balance ll

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Your recent cover story, which includes profiles of working women and “Tips for the Working Mom,” is an important one. Having two solid incomes has become a necessity for leading an affordable… Read more

“Half-Shabbos”

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I enjoyed Rabbi Shalom Baum’s letter in response to the article “Is Half-Shabbos Really No Shabbos?” (fall 2012) on the dangers of calling teens who text on Shabbat michalilei Shabbat. But the… Read more

On The God Who Hates Lies

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In his review of Rabbi David Hartman’s book The God Who Hates Lies: Confronting & Rethinking Jewish Tradition (winter 2012), Rabbi Gil Student simply states that he found Rabbi Hartman’s arguments… Read more

Torah in Germany ll

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I enjoyed the winter issue and was particularly intrigued by Bayla Sheva Brenner’s excellent article about my nephew Rabbi Josh Spinner. Due to Josh’s valiant efforts, Torah Judaism is indeed alive in… Read more

Torah in Germany

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I was greatly disturbed by the article “Torah Judaism is Alive in Germany” by Bayla Sheva Brenner (winter 2012). The article mentions how thousands of Jews from the USSR immigrated to Germany, lured… Read more

Allergic to Treif

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I found Rabbi Eli Gersten’s article addressing the kosher concerns of cut fruit (“Cut Fruit at the Office,” winter 2012) particularly fascinating, since I came close to dying as a result of this… Read more

No Dearth of Historical Data

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Rabbi Zev Eleff’s plaintive cry about the (alleged) dearth of historical data on American Orthodox Jewry (“In Search of American Orthodox Jewish History,” fall 2012) paints an incomplete and… Read more

Political Advocacy Is Not the Way

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I wholeheartedly agree with Dr. Simcha Katz (“Supporting the Jewish Homeland,” summer 2012) that greater kavanah in our tefillot is a key element in strengthening and supporting our homeland. Paying… Read more

Orthodox Students on Campus ll

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As the vice president for Global Jewish Experience at Hillel’s Schusterman International Center, part of my role is overseeing all of Hillel’s Jewish educational resources and serving as the main… Read more