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

Is God a He? What gender do we use to reference God?

Gun Control?

Halachic obligation for a Jew to move to Israel

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

What is the Jewish position on an afterlife?

Can adulterers marry after proper divorce?

Report to police a crime by a Jew?

Use/Abuse Homeless Guests in Synagogue for Publicity?

Does the Talmud carry the same authority as the Torah?

What is the Jewish response to natural tragedy?

Right to privacy even for despicable things?

Jewish views on genetic selection for children?

Hiring or asking someone to say Kaddish for your relative?

What does Judaism say about intermarriage?

14, Jewish, & Gay - now what?

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

What is the Jewish view on organ transplants?

Jewish responses to lust?

Can you say Kaddish for someone not buried?

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

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

How long is too long to date before engagement?

Origin of the Hebrew word 'yibum'?

Can beauty & charm be forces for good in Judaism?

Do we celebrate a conversion?

Jewish view on testing using healthy persons?

Resonsibility for a neighbor going through hard times?

Obligation to Exercise?

Crossing a line when chating on the internet.
 
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