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ANNOUNCING THE
Jewish Values Online Blog Awards - Fourth 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 fourth quarter of 5779.
 

THE ORTHODOX JUDAISM OF SH’LOMO AVINER_3

Posted on 07/15/2019 by Rabbi Alan Yuter
Rabbi Sh’lomo Aviner is a well-known, Religious Zionist thinker whose public statements and popular teachings reflect and embody a controversial version of Israeli Orthodoxy.At...
 
 
 
 

Re-Analyzing the Biblical Law Against Homosexuality

09/09/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine
This is going to be a long article - probably double the length of my normal writings. The issue of homosexuality in the Torah is an important and difficult one, as we need not look far to witness the immense...
 
 

Learning About Judaism From Non-Jews

08/13/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler
My husband tells the story about how, some years ago, immediately following the High Holidays, a Jewish woman made an appointment to meet with him in his synagogue office. She introduced herself and explained...
 
 
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Mean to a sibling? How do I know when I am?

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

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

Judaism & the Environment?

How re-gain trust & be believed after lying?

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

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

Jewish view: Covenant Law leads to Good and Evil?

Hiring or asking someone to say Kaddish for your relative?

Can you say Kaddish for someone not buried?

In overpayment situation, what is required?

What if it looks non-kosher?

Respecting the Law of the Land?

14, Jewish, & Gay - now what?

Resonsibility for a neighbor going through hard times?

Memorial for Danish Jews who perished during WW2

What is the Jewish position on an afterlife?

Does G-d trully create soul mates?

Intermarriage ==> problems or possibilities?

Can Jews sing Gospel music?

Stem Cell Research?

What is the Jewish response to natural tragedy?

Is Organ or Tissue Donation Okay for Jews?

Does Judaism demand too much of those with differences?

Are some Jewish people not suited to marriage?

Grieving family after losing son to a drug overdose.

MUST a Jew have children?

Can we benefit from past atrocities and war crimes?

Can adulterers marry after proper divorce?

Level of personal honesty in a job interview?
 
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Tiffany Haddish Learns Hebrew or How To Get More Hebrew Into Your Life

Posted on 12/04/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
Turns out, comedian, actress and writer Tiffany Haddish has a Jewish father. In a recent interview on the Jimmy Fallon show,...

The U.N.'s Erasure of Jewish History and Why it Matters for Israeli Leftists

Posted on 12/03/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Israel
For roughly 1,000 years a temple stood on top of the Temple Mount in the center of Jerusalem. This temple was the center of...

Pursuing Communal Needs “Be’Emunah”

Posted on 12/03/2019 by Rabbi Yaakov Bieler in Beliefs and Practices
In the third paragraph of a prayer that is recited on Shabbat immediately after the Haftorah is completed, but before the...

Cookie Day

Posted on 12/03/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
I kid you not, December 4th is National Cookie Day. (I’m not sure if Cookie Day is celebrated in countries other than...

Not Your Grandmother’s Judaism

Posted on 11/28/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Reviews
Many years ago, I attended a memorable talk, delivered by Dr. Lawrence Schiffman. Schiffman is a professor at New York...

The Answer to the Growing Israel-Diaspora Rift = Torah

Posted on 11/26/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
Everyone understands the awkward potential of a large family gathering. Maybe you bump into an aunt or uncle you haven't...
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