blog | about | contact | origins | help
Today is July 22, 2014
Follow us on Facebook & Twitter
Click here for instructions to embed the JVO "Food for Thought" widget on your website.
 
Series
 
Short Thoughts
Belief: God made world, runs it. Remember that we don’t always see big picture. (14 words, 80 characters) link to similar

Kashrut is: following Torah laws for eating. Turns eating from physical to spiritual. Is not: for health reasons, or food blessed by rabbi. (23 words, 140 characters) link to similar

Shabbat: God rested, so do we. (6 words, 30 characters) link to similar

Tzniut: More than clothes, it’s how we present ourselves to world. Modesty both in dress and in actions. (18 words, 104 characters) link to similar
 
 

Gun Control?

Is Organ or Tissue Donation Okay for Jews?

Does G-d trully create soul mates?

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

How re-gain trust & be believed after lying?

Internet Infidelity?

Are we judged by G-d for our thoughts and fantasies?

Stem Cell Research?

Can Israel be both a democracy and a Jewish state?

For inclusion purposes & Israeli citizenship, who is a Jew?

Use/Abuse Homeless Guests in Synagogue for Publicity?

Respecting the Law of the Land?

Crossing a line when chating on the internet.

Kosher options on the road?

Right to privacy even for despicable things?

What is the Jewish view on organ transplants?

Obsessed with Money?

Resonsibility for a neighbor going through hard times?

Obligation to Exercise?

How do I measure whether I'm living up to what God expects?

Baby Naming

Grieving family after losing son to a drug overdose.

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

What do I do with suspected stolen goods I bought?

Hiring or asking someone to say Kaddish for your relative?

Sexual roles: is female domination okay?

Jewish views on genetic selection for children?

How long one should date before getting married?

What does Judaism say about intermarriage?

How long is too long to date before engagement?

Can adulterers marry after proper divorce?

Teaching children self esteem.

Parent's right to try to persuade?

What is the Jewish response to natural tragedy?

Is one obliged to inform a seller of the value of an item?

God He? What language do we use, & what does it mean?

If my friend is cheating on her spouse, what should I do?

Can a Jew enter a Church?

Do we celebrate a conversion?

Can a non-practicing mom raise a Jewish child? Should she?

How far should I push with learning Torah?

How important is it to be buried in a Jewish cemetery?

What to do about restricting Jewish religious expression?

What the #?%*! Boycott Israel?

Obligation to Last Wishes?

What is the position on "embryo reduction"?

I discovered Jewish heritage in my family - now what?

Asking for Forgiveness?

Is there an obligation to vote pro-Israel?

What is the Torah view on recycling?

Does family Jewish heritage long ago make me a Jew?

Marital obligation to my spouse diagnosed dementia?

Jewish values about being a sperm donor to a couple?

Why does G-d let suffering repeat?

Why don't some Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Yom Haatzmaut?

Watching porn? Judging others? What is worse?

Who can follow a Mitzvah?

Tatoos?

Using a false identity to post things online?

Pressure to marry 'Jewish' racism & cause for anti-Semitism?

Jewish stance on mourning an abusive parent?

Dirty Donation?

Is there universal acceptance of any process of conversion?

Modesty and appearance for unmarried young adults?

What is a woman to do if her husband just won't work?

Can art be seperated from vile views of the artist?

Tree & Santa in Shul at Christmas for Homeless guests?

Is the timing of an unveiling set by Jewish law?

Family diversity: Observant VS Not Observant?

Asking for Forgiveness?

All sinners, all the time? Are we failures in religion?

Breaking the news that I'm now a Jew!

Is the religious divide to great to respect each other?

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

Is there an obligation for every Jew to visit Israel?

Should Jewish leaders criticize Israel's policies in public?

Jewish values on breeding dogs as a business?

Must we mourn the temple's destruction?

What obligation to care for aging parents?

What is the meaning of 'my prayers are with you' in Judaism?

Dressing Tznius (modesty).

Can just part of a family convert to Judaism?

Grieving Mom

Who can serve as a Jewish witness at a wedding?

Required to Perform on Shabbat - What now?

Are there rules for placing a Ner Tamid?

Gossip???

How does the concept of “tzedakah” apply to government?

What about TV? Should we refrain?

Jew by Choice

Must I fix my relationship with my son?

Can a single women use IVF?

Photos on Headstones?

Can you say Kaddish for someone not buried?

Jewish woman wearing short shorts or bikinis?

Is “Freedom of Speech” a Torah/Jewish value?

What is the view on illegal immigration in Israel?

Jewish perspective on how to debate political matters?

Jewish ethical obligation to tell co-worker to fly right?

Should a Rabbi engage in political speech from the bima?

Can you lie to your boss to get another job?

Marriage to fulfill a mitzvah more important than for love?

Discussing political issues in religious terms.

Why do women cover their eyes when lighting Shabbat candles?

How should employers treat employees?

What makes a Jews' compliance to ethics uniquely Jewish?

How much food on Shabbat is too much?

What does Yom Haatzmaut mean to American Jews?

Dressing Modestly

Can a Jew be buried with a tattoo?

Are African American converts accepted within Judaism?

What is the ideal way to give tzedakah, charity?

When to light Shabbat candles?

Better to convert or to marry and have children first?

Do woman have the same obligations as men in prayer?

Bad situation vs a good situation?

How honest must I be in a recommendation?

Whose conversions are accepted in Israel?

Obligation to children in will?

Am I a Jew?

Holding on too long to hopes & dreams for an adult child?

Are Body Farms Permissable?

How come dairy (taken from animals) can't touch meats?

Ritual status of person whose job is to deal with the dead?

When must one reveal that they are a convert?

Is a medical test that mixes human and animal cells okay?

Veteran's Day is an opportunity to honor our veterans?

Why on Sukkot do we focus on huts?

What does Judaism tell me about sexual urges?

Are we obligated to give to the homeless?

Can a Jew and non Jew be married synagogue?

Is there a specific obligation to vote?

Can Jews of one ethnicity adopt customs of another?

What can and can't I do regarding Shabbat in the U.S. Army?

Is an adulterous spouse off-limits?

Can we benefit from past atrocities and war crimes?

Is being trustworthy a mitzvah?

The Kotel: how far is too far? Who gets to say?

Addiction to cybersex?

Surrogate Mother?

Is it appropriate to drape a casket with a flag for vet?

What is my Jewish name?

Are combat sports like boxing okay?

Holding an unveiling service on a holiday!

Must we honor an abusive parent?

Invitation to an Unveiling?

Leap Year AGAIN?

V’ahavta l’Reacha Kamocha

Is there an obligation to leave a country dangerous to Jews?

When can you postpose a brit milah?

Sex in public?

May a Gentile attend Jewish services?

Shaving with a razor instead of an electric shaver?

“what’s in it for me” Torah observance?

Are we required to move to Israel?

In Jewish view, must a captain go down with his ship?

Can Masorti converts wed in an Orthodox shul?

Is recycling and saving the planet a mitzvah?

Commemorating Jewish Days of Tragedy.

Stand up for Israel

In a pinch, ok to use a phone app for praying on Shabbat?

Is it Okay to sell an unkosher Torah?

What constitutes adultery?

Was Moses a Bad Father and/or Spouse?

My mother is not Jewish - my father is Jewish.

Are some Jewish people not suited to marriage?

Why is there a tradition to say chapters of Tehillim?

Electric Shabbat and Havdalah Candles?

What if it looks non-kosher?

Judaism - Who is the mother?

What is the Jewish view regarding abortion?

My Boss insists only 1 hour for lunch break.

Jewish view on resurrection of the dead - physical status?

Why are closed adoptions discouraged?

Genetic testing to establish Jewishness?

Balancing Mitzvot

Why not cremation?

Jewish wedding, unkosher food??

Supporting public schools, beyond my tax dollars?

Dangerous Facebook post by teen.

Jewish view on testing using healthy persons?

Assisted living dining together

Is aguna a non-orthodox concern?

Can a single mother with a child be accepted as a spouse?

Jewish views on mixed-breed animals?

No relations - Divorce?

What does Judaism say about naming a child?

When donate clothes of the deceased?

Intermarriage Problem?

Are there any parts of a kosher bird that are not kosher?

Should a minority impose their wishes on the majority?

What is the significance Tu B'Av?

Is it Kosher to mix vegan 'cheese' and meat?

Share scientific truths about global warming?

Who decides who is Jewish?

Must I attend High Holiday services?

In Judaism, OK to lie to court to prevent death penalty?

Strange Customs?
 
 
 
Hot topics
 
 
JVO Panel  of Scholars
(view all bios)
View all JVO Panelist Bios
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jewish Values Online | email: info@jewishvaluesonline.org

Home | Search For Answers | Ask A Question | About | Contact Us | OriginsUseful Links | Blog | Help | Site Map

Copyright 2013 all rights reserved. Jewish Values Online
 
N O T I C E
THE VIEWS EXPRESSED IN ANSWERS PROVIDED HEREIN ARE THOSE OF THE INDIVIDUAL JVO PANEL MEMBERS, AND DO NOT
NECESSARILY REFLECT OR REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF THE ORTHODOX, CONSERVATIVE OR REFORM MOVEMENTS, RESPECTIVELY.
 
 
 
Designed and developed by PBCS Technology