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ANNOUNCING THE
Jewish Values Online Blog Awards - First Quarter 5779
 
Jewish Values Online, the leading site providing a mix of voices and viewpoints for
multi-denominational Jewish perspectives on moral and ethical questions is delighted to announce the selection of the best blog entries posted for the first quarter of 5779.
 

Feeling Deep Compassion for the Oppressed

Posted on 12/02/2018 by Rabbi Yaakov Bieler
A particularly moving paragraph that is recited by the entire congregation of pray-ers as part of the Shacharit (morning) services on Mondays and Thursdays, before the Tora is returned to the Ark, describes... 
 
 

Why Be Jewish?

Posted on 11/29/2018 by Rabbi Ben Hecht
Defining the Question Why be Jewish? It seems to be a simple, straightforward question, often employed to begin a presentation on the accolades and benefits in choosing to be a Jew.
 
 
 

What I Did When Someone Wounded Me

Posted on 09/13/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler
Recently, someone took a pretty enormous swipe at me online, accusing me of a serious breach of trust and of causing irreparable harm. The facts cited and the accusations posited are entirely false. The things... 
 
 
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What is the Jewish position on an afterlife?

Use/Abuse Homeless Guests in Synagogue for Publicity?

Can Israel be both a democracy and a Jewish state?

Should I write about Jewish law on a sex worker's blog?

Obsessed with Money?

Can you say Kaddish for someone not buried?

Does G-d trully create soul mates?

Jewish view: Covenant Law leads to Good and Evil?

Does the Talmud carry the same authority as the Torah?

Do we celebrate a conversion?

Internet Infidelity?

Is an adulterous spouse off-limits?

Mean to a sibling? How do I know when I am?

What do I do with suspected stolen goods I bought?

Teaching children self esteem.

Origin of the Hebrew word 'yibum'?

Is the State of Israel a central focus of the Judaism?

Intermarriage ==> problems or possibilities?

Grieving family after losing son to a drug overdose.

Crossing a line when chating on the internet.

Is Organ or Tissue Donation Okay for Jews?

Jewish responses to lust?

Are some Jewish people not suited to marriage?

Can Jews sing Gospel music?

Resonsibility for a neighbor going through hard times?

How re-gain trust & be believed after lying?

Does Judaism demand too much of those with differences?

What is the Jewish response to natural tragedy?

Memorial for Danish Jews who perished during WW2

Can we benefit from past atrocities and war crimes?
 
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Women and The Passover Story

Posted on 04/11/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Holidays
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BLAMING CAIN: AN EXAMINATION OF THE JEWISH CONCEPT OF JUDGING L’KHAF ZEKHUT (Benefit of the doubt)

Posted on 04/07/2019 by Rabbi Dan Ornstein in Beliefs and Practices
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The History and Paradox of Anti-Semitism

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