December 4, 2023
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Rabbi Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the publisher and editor-in-chief of 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

Waging War on Shabbat

Religious Jews violate Shabbat in response to even a life threatening situation. Religious soldiers fight war 24/7 in order to protect lives. This is widely

Leaving Israel During War

I. Danger in Yeshiva? It is now common for many American yeshiva students to spend a “gap year” in Israel after high school. This year

The Siege of Gaza in Halacha

Israel is currently laying siege on the Gaza strip in order to prevent terrorists from leaving, particularly with Israeli hostages. Is a full siege on

The Proper Rosh Hashanah Greeting

In memory of Michael Laves, z”l, a good friend who always greeted people enthusiastically.   Have a Good Year Many people greet each other on

Is a Barbie Doll Kosher?

Forbidden Images With Barbie in the news, it is an opportunity to discuss the halachic implications of Barbie dolls. From the perspective of hashkafa, there

Mechutanim in Halacha

Fathers-in-Law There is a deep lesson in the fact that there is no English equivalent of the word mechutanim. Mechutanim are the parents of your

Who Reads the Haggadah?

Three Seder Practices Generally speaking, when it comes to the Pesach Seder, people know the details of their own family’s practices but not those of

The Quick Bedikat Chametz

Checking for Chametz According to Torah law, we must get rid of all of our chametz, our leavened bread, before Pesach. However, this can be