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Rabbi Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the publisher and editor-in-chief of TorahMusings.com. He writes frequently in Jewish newspapers and magazines, serving as a regular contributor to Jewish Action, The Jewish Link of New Jersey, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. Rabbi Student serves on the executive committee of the Rabbinical Council of America, on the editorial board of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine and as the magazine’s book editor.

Articles by Rabbi Gil Student

A Soldier’s Abandoned Belongings

The horrific October 7 attacks were such a surprise and shock that soldiers stationed elsewhere or away on leave for the holiday dropped everything they

Praying in a Tank

I. Where to Pray Soldiers, like all professionals, use their extensive training and experience to inform their behavior in the field, but ultimately they must

When to Invade Rafah

I. A Time for War Koheles (3:6) notwithstanding, there is never a good time for war. We hope and pray for a time when there

Pesach Avoidance

I. Avoiding the Korban Pesach We know from tax law the difference between avoidance and evasion. Tax avoidance involves structuring your finances to legally minimize

Enlisting in a Non-Jewish Army

When Jews are drafted into inhospitable armies in the diaspora, they are required to work on Shabbos and eat non-kosher food or face severe punishment.

Amalek and the Gaza War

I. Amalek Today With the October 7 Hamas attacks and the subsequent war, many have discussed the concept of the timeless war against Amalek. Amalek

Hearing Megillah at War

Five Days of Megillah Earlier this month, I was notified that the IDF Rabbinate faces a shortage of Megillah scrolls. There are a number of

The Kohen Warrior

Kohanim are the descendants of Aharon, the priests of our people. In past eras, a kohen had a special role in the nation. Even today,

Why Does Genocide Happen?

Genocide, the targeted killing of a people, is not a modern invention. Many have tried to kill the Jews, the biblical Haman being perhaps the